Sex differences in activity and health changes following COVID-19 in Europe: Results from the SHARE COVID-19 survey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume31
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1281–1284
ISSN1101-1262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Europe/epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Health
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Sex Characteristics

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