Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Why rural men?
      • Room for improvement in the health of rural men
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Background
      • Why men?
      • Why men in rural areas?
      • Purpose and structure of this report
    2. Analysis methods 
      • Classifying remoteness
      • Adjusting for different age profiles
    3. Men in rural Australia
      • Characteristics and demographics
      • Socioeconomic status and the rural–urban health gap
    4. The health of men in rural Australia
      • Health determinants
      • Self-assessed health status
      • Health conditions
      • Cancer
      • Mental disorders
      • Changes in health status over time
    5. Men in the general practice setting
      • General practice data
      • Why do men visit a GP?
      • What health problems do GPs manage for men?
      • How are health problems managed?
    6. Mortality
      • What are rural men dying from?
      • How much higher are rural death rates?
      • How has rural mortality changed over time?
      • What health problems contribute to higher rural death rates?
      • Life expectancy
      • Marriage and mortality
      • Mortality across states/territories
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      1. Data sources and methods
      2. Detailed tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures