Κατασκευή πινάκων επιβίωσης του πληθυσμού της Ελλάδας κατά οικογενειακή κατάσταση: 2001-2011
Construction of life tables by marital status for the population of Greece: 2001-2011
Abridged life tables by marital status for the population of Greece are constructed using the latest detailed data of the 2001 and 2011 population censuses and vital registration data for the corresponding periods. Population counts and vital statistics are tabulated by gender, 5-year age groups and marital status. Three main findings are obtained. Firstly, expectation of life at birth for both sexes (men and women) increased between 2001 and 2011, among men from 75.8 years in 2001 to 77.7 years, and among women from 80.8 years in 2001 to 83.3 years in 2011. Secondly, women have a higher expectation of life in both years 2001 and 2011 than men. Finally, the married population (men and women) has a higher expectation of life in the two years, which was 77.5 years for men and 83.7 years for women in 2001, and 79.7 years for men and 86.4 years for women in 2011. The mortality differentials observed are attributed to different personal behaviors, to the role of the family, which seems to have a protective and supportive character upon individuals and in the different practices applied by married and non-married people.