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M e n s ’   H e a l t h

Most men need to pay more attention to their health. Compared to women, men are more likely to

  • Smoke and drink
  • Make unhealthy or risky choices
  • Put off regular checkups and medical care

There are also health conditions that only affect men, such as prostate cancer and low testosterone. Many of the major health risks that men face - like colon cancer or heart disease - can be prevented and treated with early diagnosis. Screening tests can find diseases early, when they are easier to treat. It's important to get the screening tests you need.

Following are the interesting facts on Men’s Health to consider :

• Men, on average, live for six years less than women.

• Over 90 per cent of convicted acts of violence are carried out by men, and nearly 70 per cent of the victims are men.

• At school, around 90 per cent of children with behavior problems are boys, and over 80 per cent of children with learning problems are also boys.

• Men comprise over 90 per cent of the prison population.

• Approximately three-quarters of the unemployed are men.

• A leading cause of death amongst men between 12 and 60 years of age is self-inflicted death.

• Men and boys commit suicide four times more frequently than women.