The State of Men's Health campaign exists to educate Americans about the silent health crisis that is happening right in their own communities. By creating this program, Men's Health Network continues its dedication to saving men's lives by reducing premature mortality of men and boys.
Research shows that:
- men do not see physicians for a physical exam nearly as often as women
- men are dying of the top causes of death at higher rates than women
- men are more likely to be uninsured than women
- approximately 30,000 men in the US die each year from prostate cancer
This site provides individual state reports that supply statistics for age adjusted death rates for the top causes of death and other men's health statistics. Find specific information for your state here. Then, click on your state on the map or table to find statistics about life expectancy and mortality information broken down by sex and race, prostate cancer mortality, and top causes of death in your state. Rate how your state compares to others. Armed with this vital information individuals can take a stand and make more informed decisions against the crisis that is claiming the lives of our husbands, sons, fathers, brothers, neighbors, and other male loved ones.
Please feel free to print a copy of the reports and distribute them to media, legislators, educators, and anyone else you think will benefit from the information.
Availability of data varies from state to state and reports are being updated as new data become available.