Australian males experience different health outcomes to females. They experience more of their total disease burden from dying prematurely than from living with disease and injury. Leading causes of disease burden include heart disease, dementia and mental health and substance use disorders. Males are also more likely to engage in risky health behaviours such as tobacco, alcohol and substance abuse. They are also less likely to seek health care services.

To learn more about the health outcomes of females, see The health of Australia’s females.

  • Cat. no: PHE 239