Men’s Health Facts

There is an ongoing, increasing and predominantly silent crisis in the health and well-being of men. Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and culturally induced behavior patterns in their work and personal lives, men’s health and well-being are deteriorating steadily.

  • On average, men live 5 years less than women
  • 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will develop cancer in their lifetime
  • 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer and approximately 28,000 men will die from the disease this year
  • Men die at higher rates from 9 of the top 10 causes of death
  • Men make up over 92% of workplace deaths.

Men’s Health Network has developed a number of resources, fact sheets, and materials to help spread the word about the men’s health crisis:

Go to stateofmenshealth.com

State of Men's Health

A web site that graphically illustrates the status of men’s health in each state including life expectancy, age adjusted death rates, and the effect both have on the ratio of men to women at retirement age.

Go to stateofmenshealth.com
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Your medical Family Tree (pdf)

Allows you to track the history of your family’s health in order to determine your own health risk.

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Top Causes of Death by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender (pdf)

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Mortality by Sex and Race (pdf)

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Go to menshealthlibrary.com

Online Men’s Health Library

Go to menshealthlibrary.com
Go to menshealthnetwork.org

Online Men’s Health Resource Center

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Go to mhnhealthzone.com

MHN HealthZone Kit

A resource to help you plan a full-scale health event.

Go to mhnhealthzone.com