July 5, 2014 • read

Men’s Health by the Numbers

Health by theNumbers

9 Years

Men’s health expectancy, which is freedom from disabilities, illness and functional dependence, is only 65 years on average. So there are on average 9 years at the end of a man’s life where one is sick, physically and/or mentally.


Canadian men are four times more likely to commit suicide than women.


More likely to die from cancer than women


The percent of Canadian men that are overweight or obese


How much more likely Canadian men are going to die from heart disease than women.


How much more likely Canadian men are going to die from diabetes than women.


of Canadian men’s chronic health conditions are caused by lifestyle – only 30% is genetic

What’s Affecting Us?
• Heart Attack
• Osteoporosis
• Prostate Cancer
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Heart Attack
• Depression
• Low Testosterone

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  1. Jim

    This is the first time I have read how poor men’s health in Canada is compared to women and that more than 2 out of 3 men are overweight or obese. This is also the first time I have heart the term health expectancy. I believe we should all know about the fact that our health expectancy is only 65 and what steps we can take to increase our health so we can enjoy our health into old age, and continue to contribute to society and reduce health costs. The key enablers for me are
    knowing what to do and changing habits.

  2. Glenn Grainger

    When you are referring to suicide, could you please refer to suicide as “death by suicide,” not “committed suicide. Thank You

    • Joe Rachert

      Thank you that is a great suggestion.

  3. Alan Jennings

    Impressive! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. Jon Snow

    Hello, this article is very helpful.
    Thanks for sharing.


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