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Men's Health

Data are for the U.S.

Health status

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

Source: Summary Health Statistics Tables for U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2015, Table A-11 [PDF – 151 KB]

Alcohol use

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who had five or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year: 31.6%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 9.2 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Physical activity

  • Percent of men 18 years and over who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity: 55.6%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Obesity

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with obesity: 34.5% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 58 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension

  • Percent of men 20 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 32.6% (2011-2014)

Source: Health, United States, 2016, table 54 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage

  • Percent of males under 65 years without health insurance coverage: 11.8%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2016 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 1.2 [PDF – 1.1 MB]

Mortality

  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,328,241
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 846.4

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2014, table 1 [PDF – 4.4 MB]

Leading causes of death

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2014, table 1 [PDF – 3.5 MB]

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