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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
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This section brings together data from the male and female health reports on a number of key risk factors and health outcomes that apply to both males and females. For more detailed information on each of these risk factors and outcomes, see the main reports for males and females.
In 2017–18, 5 in 10 men and 4 in 10 women were sufficiently physically active. (a)
In 2017–18, fewer than 1 in 30 men and 1 in 15 women ate enough fruit and vegetables. (a)
In 2017–18, men were almost twice as likely as women to drink sugar sweetened drinks daily. (a)
In 2017–18, 7 in 10 men and 6 in 10 women were overweight or obese. (b)
In 2017–18, men were 1.5 times as likely to smoke daily as women. (a)
In 2017–18, 1 in 4 men and 1 in 11 women were consuming alcohol at levels placing them at lifetime risk of an alcohol-related disease or injury. (a)
In 2016–17, 9 in 10 people killed at work were men. (c)
In 2016, 4 in 10 men and 3 in 10 women had experienced physical violence since the age of 15. (d)
In 2016, 1 in 20 men and 4 in 20 women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. (d)
In 2017–18, males and females were equally likely to rate their health as excellent or very good. (b)
In 2017–18, around 1 in 2 males and females had at least 1 of the 10 selected common chronic conditions. (b)
In 2017–18, around 1 in 6 males and 1 in 4 females had more than 1 of the 10 selected chronic conditions. (b)
In 2017, rates of new STI cases were up to 8 times higher in males than females for all STIs except chlamydia. (f)
In 2015, males experienced a higher proportion of their total burden (DALY) from dying early due to disease and injury (55%) while females experienced more of their burden from living with disease (56%). (e)
In 2015, the leading cause of total disease burden in both males and females was coronary heart disease. (e)
Life expectancy at birth for males born in 2015–17 was 80.5 years, and females born in the same period have a life expectancy at birth of 84.6 years. (g)
In 2017, the leading cause of death for males was coronary heart disease (10,514 deaths) and for females it was Dementia and Alzheimer disease (8,859 deaths). (g)
In 2018–19, 1 in 25 females and 1 in 40 males delayed seeing, or did not see, a GP when needed because of cost reasons at least once in the previous 12 months.(h)
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