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released: 15 Jun 2012 author: AIHW media release

This report is the second in a series on the health of Australia's males. It examines the distinct health profiles of five population groups, characterised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage, region of birth, and age. Findings include: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males generally experience poorer health than the overall population, with higher rates of chronic diseases such as lung cancer, diabetes and kidney disease; Socioeconomic disadvantage is frequently related to poorer health status among males, with rates of rates of obesity and tobacco smoking higher among males from more disadvantaged areas.

ISBN 978-1-74249-306-0; Cat. no. PHE 160; 87pp.; Internet Only

Publication

Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males
      • Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
      • Lifestyle factors
      • Health status
      • Health service use
    • 3 Remoteness
      • Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
      • Lifestyle factors
      • Health status
      • Health service use
    • 4 Socioeconomic disadvantage
      • Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
      • Lifestyle factors
      • Health status
      • Health service use
    • 5 Males born overseas
      • Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
      • Lifestyle factors
      • Health status
      • Health service use
    • 6 Older males
      • Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics
      • Lifestyle factors
      • Health status
      • Health service use
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. The health of Australia's males: a focus on five population groups. Cat. no. PHE 160. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 December 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421980>.