Men and women have distinct health and welfare needs and concerns related to their gender and biological sex. This is illustrated by different rates of injury, illness and mortality; different attitudes towards health and other risks; the way each group uses health services; and differences in their health outcomes and wellbeing.

More reports and statistics on women can be found under Mothers & babies.

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Fewer than 1 in 30 men ate the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables in 2017–18

More than half of Australian men exceeded the single occasion risk drinking guideline in 2017–18

Males accounted for more than half (53%) of total disease burden in 2015

Almost half of Australian females (49%) had 1 or more of the 10 selected chronic conditions in 2017–18.

The leading cause of total disease burden for females in 2015 was coronary heart disease.

The leading cause of death for females in 2017 was Dementia and Alzheimer disease.