Men's Health Week: 11 - 17 June
Did you know: Men live 4.4 years less than women? Men make up 56% of the work force but 94% of work place fatalities? Globally alcohol kills 6 times as many men as women? 70% of men's health is controlled by lifestyle choices.
A boy born in Australia in 2010 has a life expectancy of 78.0 years while a baby girl born at the same time could expect to live to 82.3 years old. Right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts. Furthermore, there are specific populations of marginalised men for whom the health status is far worse even that this. These groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, refugees, men in prison or newly released from prison and men of low socioeconomic standing.
Men's Health Week has a direct focus on the health impacts of men's and boys' environments. It serves to ask two questions:
- What factors in men's and boy's environments contribute to the status of male health?
- How can we turn that around and create positive environments in men's and boy's lives?
Check out the Men's Health Week infographics
to find out more health facts and easy lifestyle changes to improve men's (and boys) health.
For more information on Men's Health Week 2018 events, as well as mens' health and health services go to the Men's Health Week website