The Men's Health Crisis - Infographic
The wellness of American men is a problem of epidemic proportions. Not only do men tend to delay screening for high blood pressure and cholesterol, they also tend to wait longer than women to seek medical care when health symptoms occur.
The gap in health behaviors between men and women, including preventative screening and medical treatment, has contributed to a widespread silent health crisis among American men. Overwhelmingly, gender-based health research focuses on women, with few resources devoted to men. The UNC Men's Health Program aims to close this gap and substantially improve care for men.
This infographic breaks down men's health issues by the numbers: