The Numbers don’t lie, check the score board!

In recognition of June being Men’s Health Month, Crespective is putting the numbers out there. The life expectancy of Males at Birth is 76.2 years as opposed to Women at Birth 81.0 years. Men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death, 6 including:

 

        Cause & Rate     Men     Women

  1. Heart Disease    22.8       143.0
  2. Cancer               211.6     146.8
  3. Injuries               51.1        24.6
  4. Stroke                39.7       37.8
  5. Suicide              19.2        4.9
  6. HIV/AIDS           4.4          1.7

 

“There is a silent health crisis in America…it’s that fact that, on average, American men live sicker and die younger than American women.”

-Dr. David Gremillion, Men’s Health Network

So the big question is what’s the reason? In a recent survey from African-American males ages 20-58, Crespective found that out of 7 men who considered their health very important only 3 visited their primary care doctor annually. That stat alone could be one reason for such an unbalance in health concerning men and women.

Designed to encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys, Men’s Health Month brings awareness to our male society concerning health issues that can be prevented. Some issues targeted are depression, anxiety, stress, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, prostate health, and sexually transmitted diseases especially in younger males. To support Men’s Health we wear blue. That’s not it!! Many communities provide health fairs and yearly health symposiums to contribute to the well-being of men and boys by way of educating them and screening for certain diseases. Also with the national initiative to get affordable healthcare to everyone, President Obama has incorporated free preventative health services as a benefit in Marketplace plans and other healthcare insurance plans. Go Mr. President!! If free annual wellness visits doesn’t encouragement men to get the proper screenings, the fact that men are living approximately 5 years less than women should be an encouraging factor for men to act now in taking charge of your health. This statistic doesn’t only affect our men, pre-mature death in men is causing a rise in poverty in our older women because traditionally in our older generation, the men “brought home the bacon”. We need you men and want you to live your best years stronger and longer.

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4 thoughts on “The Numbers don’t lie, check the score board!

  1. Enjoyed the info. You would be surprised at the number of men who just don’t know or haven’t given any thought to how important the little things are when it comes to their health

    • I’m wanting to believe that our men are just un-learned of health risks rather than un-willing to take on managing their health better. At the same time, now more than ever, there are several free resources available to get screened and educated on health issues our men could possibly be at risk for.

  2. Very informative and up-to-date. Loving your voice, style, creativity and word flow. You’re definitely on your way to being the next up and coming “WORDSMITH.” Thank you for the insight and keep it coming!

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