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Men's Health by the Numbers

Hands in a team huddleThe life expectancy of U.S. men is currently only 73.4 years.

Females, on the other hand, can be expected to live 80.1 years; 6.7 years longer than
males.
The gap in health behaviors between men and women, including preventative screening
and medical treatment, has contributed to a silent health crisis among American men.

Here are some other concerning men's health numbers:

Heart Disease

  • 1 in 4 - Man’s chances of death due to heart disease in 2010
  • 50% - Men who died suddenly of heart disease that showed no symptoms

Testicular Cancer

  • 8,820 - Estimated number of new testicular cancer diagnoses in 2014
  • 48.9% - Percentage of all testicular cancer diagnoses that occur among men between ages 20 and 34 years old
  • 41 - Median age of all testicular cancer deaths
  • 95.3% - of testicular cancer patients who survive after five years

Prostate Cancer

  • 161,360 - Estimated number of men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014
  • 26,730 - Estimated number of men who will die in 2017 due to prostate cancer
  • 100% - Survival rate at 5 years for men whose prostate cancer was detected early
  • $12 Billion - Amount spent on prostate cancer in 2010

Lung Cancer

  • 116,990 - Estimated number of men who were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017
  • 84,590 - Estimated number of men who died of lung cancer in 2016
  • 16.8% - Survival rate at 5 years for men with lung cancer

Other Statistics

  • 1 in 17 - Men are diagnosed with depression
  • 55.6% - Men meet federal physical activity guidelines
  • 17.8% - Men who smok
  • 34.5% - Men who are obese
  • 32.6% - Men with hypertension
  • 11.6% - Men who are younger than 65 with no health insurance
  • 2.5% - Men will commit suicide

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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