Year: 1988 Source: Asian Medical Journal, v.31, no.8, (1988), p.453-461 SIEC No: 20021382

A cohort of 5,477 male Japanese physicians was studied concerning overall & cause-specific mortality during the period 1973-1983, compared with the general population & allowing for socioeconomic status. Both the overall & cause-specific mortality among physicians was generally lower than in the general population, but these favorable mortality patterns were mostly ascribed to their high socioeconomic status. Mortality from tuberculosis & suicide was markedly less among male physicians. (20 refs)