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released: 1 Aug 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report is the third in a series on the health of Australia's males, and focuses on health conditions and risk factors that are age-specific (such as congenital anomalies) and those where large sex differences are observed (such as injury). Findings include: - Male babies born in 2009-2011 can expect to live to the age of 79.7, nearly 5 years less than female babies born the same year (84.2). - While males aged 0-24 are more likely to be hospitalised or die from injury than females of the same age, they are similarly likely to be overweight or obese and less likely to smoke tobacco daily.

ISSN 2201-8441; ISBN 978-1-74249-402-9; Cat. no. PHE 168; 68pp.; $25

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Acknowledgements
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
    • From birth to young adulthood at a glance
    • Life and death
    • Perinatal health
    • Gestational age and birthweight
    • Body weight
    • Physical activity and screen time
    • Oral health
    • Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
    • Injury
    • Medicare and GP services
    • Hospitalisations
    • Mental health and related services
    • Disability and related services
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes
    • Infectious disease
  • End matter
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. The health of Australia's males: from birth to young adulthood (0-24 years). Cat. no. PHE 168. Canberra: AIHW.

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