Table 1.

Absolute and relative differences in male and female life expectancy for seven high-mortality populations during (and, when available, before and after) extreme mortality conditions

PopulationLife expectancyFemale–male difference in life expectancy
MaleFemaleAbsolute, yRelative
PreCrisisPostPreCrisisPostPreCrisisPostPreCrisisPost
Liberia 1820–18431.6822.87*2.2324.62*0.551.25*0.330.05*
Trinidad 1813–181615.18–19.4513.21–20.58−1.27–1.13−0.08–0.06
Ukraine 193341.587.3045.1245.9310.8550.494.353.555.370.10.490.12
Sweden 177332.3117.1537.6135.1918.7939.852.881.642.240.090.090.06
Iceland 184635.3517.8633.1340.8118.8238.315.460.965.180.150.050.16
Iceland 188237.6216.7637.8243.9918.8343.746.372.075.920.170.120.16
Ireland 1845–184938.318.738.322.403.7000.20
  • * Life expectancy at age 1 y.

  • Values refer to lower and upper bound.