Published on August 28, 2017

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:

  • Hands in a team huddle48.9%- 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.:

  1. Heart disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Unintentional injuries
  4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases
  5. Stroke
  6. Diabetes
  7. Suicide
  8. Alzheimer's disease
  9. Influenza and pneumonia
  10. Chronic liver disease

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