Men's Health

Data are for the U.S.

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

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

Health insurance coverage
Mortality
  • Number of deaths (all ages): 1,439,111
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 897.2

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Leading causes of death
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Related FastStats

More Data

Page last reviewed: January 20, 2017