Females on the average living in developed countries tend to
live about five years longer than males. Many variations due
exist to females living longer than males, such as climate,
medical care, public health, exposure to pollution, occupation,
life style, economic status, and many other items.
It is a fact that wealthier females live longer than females
residing in poverty. Also, females on average consume less
alcohol and tobacco than males, thus adding to their life span.
The gap between females living longer than males in recent years
is beginning to narrow.
Females are without a doubt winning the war on medical attention
above males in the United States. For example, there are seven
breast cancer drugs for each one prostate cancer drug. The US
government spends twice as much on funding for breast cancer
than prostate cancer. And of most interest, the US government
has an office dedicated to women’s health, however there is not
one for males.