While a female advantage in the overall survival from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been demonstrated, potential sex differences in health changes is not investigated. In a sample of 21,395 men and 29,139 women aged 50+ from the SHARE COVID-19 Survey, we investigated sex differences in social activities, self-rated health, and mental health following the COVID-19 outbreak. We found considerable sex differences in all European regions with women experiencing larger negative changes across all social activities and health measures than men lending support for the male-female health survival paradox.
- Mental Health
- Sex Characteristics