The Health of Australia’s Males: a Report from the AIHW

There is increasing awareness that males and females have distinct health needs and concerns related to their biology and roles in society. This is illustrated by different rates of injury, illness and mortality; different attitudes towards health and risks; and the way each group uses, or does not use, health services. Drawing on a range of data sources, this report presents a snapshot of the health and wellbeing of Australia’s males. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but to provide a summary for policymakers, researchers and others interested in male health issues, and set the scene for future reporting and research.