Are more likely to have chronic illnesses such as liver disease.2
Are less likely to have health insurance.7
Are twice as likely to have hearing loss between ages 20-69.3
Are more likely to smoke or binge drink.5,6
Live five years less on average.4
Two-thirds say they avoid going to the doctor for as long as possible.8
Aflac coverage that pays cash benefits for wellness exams can help men stay on top of their health. Contact your Aflac benefits advisor or visit Aflac.com/business to learn more.
1 American Cancer Society. “Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer.” Revised 1.12.2021. Accessed 4.19.2021.
2 IHME. “Men Twice as Likely as Women to Die of Liver Cirrhosis.” Published 1.22.2020. Accessed 4.19.2021.
3 National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. “Quick Statistics About Hearing.” Last updated 3.25.2021. Accessed 4.19.2021.
4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Provisional Life Expectancy Estimates for January Through June, 2020.” Published February 2021. Accessed 4.19.2021.
5 National Institute on Drug Abuse. “Are There Gender Differences in Tobacco Smoking?” Published January 2020. Accessed 4.19.2021.
6 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Excessive Alcohol Use Is a Risk to Men’s Health.” Last reviewed 10.23.2020. Accessed 4.19.2021.
7 Kaiser Family Foundation. “Women’s Health Insurance Coverage.” Published 1.12.2021. Accessed 4.19.2021.
8 Healthline. “Why So Many Men Avoid Going to the Doctor.” Published 9.19.2019. Accessed 4.19.2021.
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