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Men's Health

Data are for the U.S.

Population

  • Number of male residents (all ages): 154.5 million (2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 1 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health status

  • Percent of men 18 years and over in fair or poor health: 12.1%

Source: Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2012, Appendix III, table XIII [PDF - 1.3 MB]

Health risk factors: Physical activity and alcohol use

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 53.6%
  • Percent of men 18 years and over who had 5 or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 31.4%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, data tables for figures 7.2, 8.3, 9.2

Health risk factors: Smoking

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 21.2% (2010-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 58 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health risk factors: Obesity

  • Percent of men 20 years and over who are obese: 34.6% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 69 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health risk factors: Hypertension

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension: 31.6% (2009-2012)

Source: Health, United States, 2013, table 65 [PDF - 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of males under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 18.5%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 1.2

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,254,978
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 818.7

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2011, table 1 [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes for 2010, table 1 [PDF - 1.6 MB]

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