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

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

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

Fewer than 1 in 30 men ate the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables in 2017–18

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

1 in 3 women exceeded the single occasion risk alcohol guidelines in 2017–18.

Almost half of Australian females (49%) had 1 or more of the 10 selected chronic conditions in 2017–18.

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