COVID-19 appears to be much more fatal for men than women.
Does the mortality difference vary by age? How does it compare to the well-established gender difference in all-cause mortality? Are there variations by country? This webcast highlights standardized age- and sex-stratified mortality data from nine countries and explains some of the factors that may be causing the COVID-19 mortality gap between males and females. Additional insights on mortality rate by age and gender can be found on RGA’s website, here and here.
This video was developed in conjunction with actuview, the first permanent international media platform for actuaries (www.actuview.com). actuview content reflects contributions from actuarial institutions, corporate partners and industry professionals. RGA is actuview’s sponsoring partner.
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For related topics, see also: COVID-19 Mortality Rates by Age and Gender and Challenges of COVID-19 Mortality Data