Men’s Health Statistics: By the Numbers

Numbers from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics
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Are you interested in improving your own health, or the health of the men in your life? Here are some statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics that provide a benchmark for the health of men in the U.S. today:

58%: The percentage of men ages 18 and older who met the 2008 federal physical activity guidelines for aerobic activity through leisure-time aerobic activity.

36.6%: The percentage of men ages 20 and older who are considered obese (data from 2013-16).

33.1%: The percentage of men ages 20 and older with hypertension (with measured high blood pressure and/or who are taking antihypertensive medication; data from 2013-16).

30.7%: The percentage of men ages 18 and older who had five or more drinks in 1 day at least once in the past year.

15.8%: The percentage of men ages 18 and older who currently smoke cigarettes.

12%: The percentage of men ages 18 and older who are in fair or poor health.

11.9%: The percentage of males under age 65 who don’t have health insurance coverage.

For more statistics on men’s health, go to cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mens-health.htm.

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