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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2019) The health of Australia’s males, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 10 December 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2019). The health of Australia’s males. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health
The health of Australia’s males. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 10 December 2019, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The health of Australia’s males [Internet]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2019 [cited 2022 Dec. 10]. Available from: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2019, The health of Australia’s males, viewed 10 December 2022, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/men-women/male-health
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In 2018, just under half of Australia’s population—49%, or 12.4 million people—were male. On average, Australian males experience different health outcomes to Australian females. They are more likely than females to engage in risky health behaviours and to die prematurely. They are also more likely to be homeless or in custody. Compared with females, males experienced more of their total disease burden due to dying early from disease and injury than from living with disease.
To learn more about the health outcomes of females, see The health of Australia’s females.
3 in 4 men were overweight or obese in 2017–18
Fewer than 1 in 30 men ate the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables in 2017–18
1 in 2 men were sufficiently physically active in 2017–18
More than half of Australian men exceeded the single occasion risk drinking guideline in 2017–18
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
The leading cause of death for males in 2017 was coronary heart disease
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