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Monday 25 of October 2021

Life Expectancy Lower for those in High-Stress Jobs


Sergio Gaxiola Robles Linares from the Center for enter for Population Advanced Studies and Research (CIEAP),photo: Courtesy of UAEM
Sergio Gaxiola Robles Linares from the Center for enter for Population Advanced Studies and Research (CIEAP),photo: Courtesy of UAEM
Stress and a stationary lifestyle are the driving factors behind the decrease in life expectancy among people working high-responsibility jobs

Life expectancy can be up to 10 years lower for men and women working executive and managerial positions, as well as for those who work in teaching, said Sergio Gaxiola Robles Linares from the Center for Population Advanced Studies and Research (CIEAP).

Robles Linares, a full time professor at the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), said that the primary reasons behind the decrease are a stationary lifestyle and a demanding work schedule. A woman who works a high-responsibility, high-stress job, for example, would have her life expectancy reduced from an average of 72.1 years to 60 years, he said.

The data was obtained through research done by professors and specialists at CIEAP, said Robles Linares and commented on the need to know the trends driving death among the Mexican population.