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Men's Health

Data are for the U.S.

Health status

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over in fair or poor health: 12.4%

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2016, Table A-11c [PDF – 133 KB]

Alcohol use

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who had five or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 30.7%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 9.2

Physical activity

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 58.0%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2

Smoking

  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 15.8%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 8.2

Obesity

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 36.6% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 58 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 33.1% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2017, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of males under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 11.9%

Source: Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2017, table VII [PDF – 530 KB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,373,404
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 868.0

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2015, tables 2, 3 [PDF – 2.7 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2015, table 1 [PDF – 2.3 MB]

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