Mortality levels, patterns and causes in Spain: a provincial analysis

M. A. Blanco, M. Farre

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    The first part of this article deals with the evolution of mortality in Spain between 1960 and 1981. At the beginning of this period Spain already belonged to the group of countries with a low mortality. The increase in expectation of life during the two studied decades is characterised by a redistribution of life gains from young ages to older ages and also by a worsening of the differences of mortality between men and women. Two noteworthy features of the evolution of mortality causes are a persistent regression of infectious diseases and persistent regression of circulatory system diseases. The second part focuses on the geographical variations of male mortality. Interprovincial differences in mortality level increased between 1960 and 1981. After this period, the chart of expectations of life shows a marked contrast between central provinces - those which have the smallest mortality - and provinces located in the periphery. Geographical location of the main mortality causes enables us to think of space mortality models depending on behaviour differences but depending also on structural differences. -from English summary
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)27-49
    JournalDocuments d' Analisi Geografica
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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