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released: 14 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this report provides a snapshot of the health of Australia's males. Examples of the report's detailed findings include: males born between 2007-2009 can expect to live 24 years longer than males born between 1901-1910; around two-thirds of adult males and one-quarter of boys are overweight or obese; nearly half have ever had a mental health condition; nearly one-quarter have a disability and nearly one-third have a chronic health condition; 16% of males do not use any Medicare services in a year.

ISBN 978-1-74249-177-6; Cat. no. PHE 141; 62pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
    2. Australia's males at a glance
      • Age distribution
      • Demographic characteristics
      • Socioeconomic characteristics
    1. What lifestyle factors influence male health?
      • Fruit and vegetable intake
      • Physical activity
        • Participation in sport and physical activity
        • 'Sufficient' physical activity
      • Excess body weight
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol consumption
      • Illicit drug use
      • Violence
      • Sexual risk behaviours
      • Health literacy
    1. What is the health status of Australia's males?
      • Life expectancy and healthy life expectancy
      • Mortality
      • Burden of disease
      • Self-assessed health status
      • Long-term conditions
      • Cancer
      • Mental health
      • Disability
      • Male reproductive and sexual health
      • Workplace injury and fatalities
    1. What health services do Australia's males access?
      • Barriers to accessing health services
      • Preventive health
      • Use of Medicare
      • General practice
      • Admitted patient care
      • Emergency department services
      • Mental health services
      • Alcohol and other drug treatment services
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. The health of Australia's males. Cat. no. PHE 141. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 18 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419204>.

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