Men’s Health

Data are for the U.S.

Health status
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over in fair or poor health: 13.2% (2020)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2020

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: 30.9%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2018 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: 57.6%

Source: Early release of selected estimates based on data from the 2018 National Health Interview Survey, data table for figure 7.2

Smoking
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 14.1% (2020)

Source: Interactive Summary Health Statistics for Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2019-2020

Obesity
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 40.5% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 26 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 51.9% (2015-2018)

Source: Health, United States, 2019, table 22 [PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
  • Percent of males under age 65 without health insurance coverage: 12.5%

Source: Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2021 [PDF – 492 KB]

Mortality
  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,769,884
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 1,090.8

Source: National Vital Statistics System – Mortality Data (2020) via CDC WONDER

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Page last reviewed: September 6, 2022