Mortality and its causes among Moslems, Druze and Christians in Israel

J. H. Abramson, R. Gofin

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The mortality rates of Moslems, Druze and Christians in Israel have decreased strikingly since the early 1950s, mainly because of a decline in mortality among children and younger women. There has been an increase in mortality among middle-aged and elderly men. Mortality from infective diseases has declined, but these remain important causes of death, particularly among Moslems and Druze. Mortality from external causes has increased in recent years. The mortality rate from ischemic heart disease has risen sharply; it is especially high among Christian men. Mortality due to congenital anomalies is relatively high among Moslems and Druze.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)965-972
Number of pages8
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Bioengineering


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