Almost 3 in 4 men (73.7 percent) were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
Men die by suicide 3.54x more often than women.
Among males, the suicide rate was highest for those aged 65 and older (31.0 per 100,000).
30.6 percent – The percentage of men who have suffered from a period of depression in their lifetime.
9 percent – The percentage of men in the United States who have daily feelings of depression or anxiety, according to data from the National Health Interview Survey (2010–13).
U.S. Cancer Rates – Men (2019)
About 1 man in 3 will be diagnosed with cancer during his lifetime.
Estimated New Cases: 870,970
Estimated Deaths: 321,670
About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Deaths from prostate cancer – Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.
How common is prostate cancer?
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2019 are:
- About 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 31,620 deaths from prostate cancer
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for testicular cancer in the United States for 2019 are:
- About 9,560 new cases of testicular cancer diagnosed
- About 410 deaths from testicular cancer
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, killing 321,000 men in 2013—that’s 1 in every 4 male deaths.
Between 70% and 89% of sudden cardiac events occur in men.
More men (36.6 percent) than women (29.3 percent) have prediabetes.
People with prediabetes are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes – Men
15.3 million, or 12.7% of all men aged 18 years or older have diabetes.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in men, killing almost the same number of men each year as prostate cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined.
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability among American men. In addition, men have strokes at younger ages than women.
Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.