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.
born in 2013–15 can expect to live 4.1 years longer than males—84.5 years compared with 80.4 years
of women and 42% of men aged 18–64 were inactive or insufficiently active in 2014–15
people in permanent residential aged care in 2014 were women
accounted for 62% of premature deaths in 2012
of females reported having 1 or more of the 8 selected chronic diseases in 2014–15, compared with 48% of males
was the average age of all women who gave birth in 2014, up from 29.7 years in 2004
of domestic violence in 2012 was perpetrated against women
was 2 times as high among ex-serving men aged 18–24 compared with all Australian men of the same age
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