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Men's Health in Australia

Graham Marshall - Thursday, September 06, 2012

Like other Western countries, men's overall life expectancy and health in Australia has increased markedly since the end of WWII. 

The average life span now stands at 79 years for most Australian males.

But men's life expectancy remains substantially below that of women's.

This situation is even worse for Aboriginal males.  They make up 2.5 per cent of the male population but average life expectancy is only 67 years.

Below are the most common lifestyle risks which are shortening all men's lives in Australia:

●  68% are overweight or obese;

●  95% do not consume enough fruit or vegetables;

●  58% do not get enough exercise;

●  18% smoke tobacco products daily;

●  6% drink alcohol at levels which place them at risk.

Source: InPsych, The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society, August, 2012.

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