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This dashboard shows some key areas of health where Australian males are doing well, and some where there is room for improvement.

For more information see The health of Australia's males (2012).

There are 11 million males in Australia. Research shows they have generally poorer health than females.


Infographic showing 1 in 10 men aged 65+ are smokers

1 in 10

Australian men 65 and older are smokers.

Infographic showing 3 in 5 men living in disadvantaged areas have never used drugs

3 in 5

men living in the most disadvantaged areas have never used illicit drugs.


Infographic showing 72 to 100 is the ratio of prostate cancer deaths among overseas born men and Australian born men

72 to 100

is the ratio of prostate cancer deaths among overseas born males compared to Australian born males.

Infographic showing 3.4 years - men born in cities live longer than men born in remote areas

3.4

years difference in life expectancy between men born in a major city (78.8 years), and men born in remote and very remote areas (74.4 years).

2.4 times as many hospitalisations for Indigenous men than other Australian men

2.4x

as many hospitalisations among Aboriginal and Torrest Strait Islander men compared with Other Australian men in 2008-2010.

Infographic showing 2 in 5 men get enough exercise

2 in 5

Australian men get enough exercise.

1 in 2 men have experienced violence

1 in 2

Australian men have experienced violence since they turned 15.

Infographic showing 1 in 2 men have experienced sexual difficulty

Nearly 1 in 2

Australian men have experienced sexual difficulty.


For more information see The health of Australia's males.

Last updated 15 June 2012.