Health Facts About Men

  • Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death and are the victims of over 92% of workplace deaths. In 1920, women lived, on average, one year longer than men. Now, men, on average, die almost six years earlier than women.
  • There is a silent health crisis in America. On average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.
  • 115 males are conceived for every 100 females.
  • Men suffer hearing loss at 2x the rate of women.
  • Testosterone is linked to elevations of LDL, the bad cholesterol, and declines in HDL, the good cholesterol.
  • Men have fewer infection-fighting T-cells and are thought to have weaker immune systems than women.
  • By the age of 100, women outnumber men eight to one.
  • Among 15- to 19-year-olds, boys were 4 times as likely as girls to commit suicide.
  • 52.3 % of men 18 years and over met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity.
  • 18.9 % of males under 65 years do not have health insurance coverage.

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