They wrote up their results in the article 'Sex Disparities in Cancer Mortality and Survival' (doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0246), which appears online on July 12, 2011, in the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
The American researchers used data from the 'Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Database' for 36 different cancers, and grouped them by gender and age.
The data comprised the period from 1977 to 2006, and was set up to compare male-to-female mortality rate ratios (MRR).
Their results found: 'For the vast majority of cancers, age-adjusted mortality rates were higher among males than females with the highest male-to-female MRR for lip (5.51), larynx (5.37), hypopharynx (4.47), esophagus (4.08), and urinary bladder (3.36).'
That is, for example, death from lip cancer is 5.51 times more likely in men than it is for women.
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