The average man pays less attention to his health than the average woman. Compared to women, men are more likely to:
- Drink alcohol
- Use tobacco
- Make risky choices
- Not see a doctor for regular checkups
The gap in health behaviors between men and women, including preventative screening and medical treatment, has contributed to a widespread, silent health crisis. Compounding the problem, gender-based health research is overwhelmingly focused on women, with fewer resources devoted to men.
The UNC Men’s Health Program aims to close this gap and substantially improve care for men.
This infographic breaks down men’s health issues by the numbers: