Year: 2006 Source: MJA, v.185, no.8, (October 2006), p.454-455 SIEC No: 20070463

Our study was the first international analysis of patterns of mortality
in young men and women (aged 15–44 years). Data from 44 countries
were considered using the World Health Organization Statistical
Information Service Mortality Database.
We found that men were at greater risk of premature death, with
accidents and suicide being the key causes in the earlier years.
Deaths as a result of disease processes became markedly more
prominent in the 35–44 years age group.