Men's Health by the Numbers
Did you know that the U.S. male life expectancy was 73.4 years for males and 80.1 years for females, a difference of 6.7 years? Here are some other numbers concerning men's health:
- 48.9%- Percentage of testicular cancer diagnoses that occur among men ages 20 to 34.
- 41 Median age among all testicular cancer deaths.
- 8,820 Estimated number of new testicular cancer diagnoses in 2014.
- 95.3 Percent of testicular cancer patients who survive after five years.
- 1 in 17 American men diagnosed with depression.
- 10th Rank of suicide among leading causes of death in America.
- 161,360 Number of men estimated to receive a prostate cancer diagnosis in 2014.
- 26,730 Men who will die in 2017 due to prostate cancer.
- 100% Survival rate at five years among men whose prostate cancer was detected early.
- 12 billion Dollars spent on prostate cancer in 2010.
- 1 in 4 Number of deaths among males due to heart disease in 2010.
- 50% Men who die suddenly of heart disease and showed no symptoms.
- 116,990 Estimated number of men who will receive a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2017.
- 84,59 Estimated number of men who will die of lung cancer in 2017.
- 16.8% Men who survive five years after lung cancer diagnosis.
- 55.6% Men who meet federal physical activity guidelines
- 17.8% men who smoke
- 34.5% men who are obese
- 32.6% men with hypertension
- 11.6% men less than 65 without health insurance
- 6.4% vs 3.9% men vs women deaths from injuries
- 2.5% of men’s deaths from suicide. #7 on list of deaths, not in top 10 for women
The top 10 leading causes of death for men in the U.S.:
- Heart disease
- Unintentional injuries
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases
- Alzheimer's disease
- Influenza and pneumonia
- Chronic liver disease
Men's health is a family issue. Take the first step toward bettering your health by finding a primary care provider today.
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