- Men are 24 percent less likely than women to have visited a doctor within the past year and are 22 percent more likely to have neglected their cholesterol tests.
- Men are 28 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
- Men are 32 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for long-term complications of diabetes and are more than twice as likely than women to have a leg or foot amputated due to complications related to diabetes.
- Men are 24 percent more likely than women to be hospitalized for pneumonia that could have been prevented by getting an immunization.
Source: Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data
ResourcesAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Men's Health
US Department of Health and Human Services: Men's Health
Men's Health Network (MHN)
Get it Checked (pdf)
International Men's Health Week
During Men’s Health Month, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Reminds Men To Eat Right For Every Decade Of Life