Overview

Men and women have distinct health and welfare needs and concerns related to their gender and biological sex. This is illustrated by different rates of injury, illness and mortality; different attitudes towards health and other risks; the way each group uses health services; and differences in their health outcomes and wellbeing.

More reports and statistics on women can be found under Mothers & babies.

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Latest findings

Around 1 in 2 Australian males had 1 or more of the 10 selected chronic conditions in 2017–18

Males accounted for more than half (53%) of total disease burden in 2015

More than half of Australian men exceeded the single occasion risk drinking guideline in 2017–18

The leading cause of death for females in 2017 was Dementia and Alzheimer disease.

Fewer than 1 in 10 women ate the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables in 2017–18.

3 in 5 women were overweight or obese in 2017–18.

Highlights