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5 Frightening Men's Health Statistics

Unintentional Fatalities

Men are twice as likely to die from accidents when compared to women. Unintentional deaths result in 6 percent of all deaths in men and 3 percent in women [source: CDC].

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these accidents range from motor vehicle collisions to accidental death by poisoning or drug overdose.

We don't know why more men die in accidents, but we can look to two other statistics for clues.

For one, men are 10 percent less likely to wear seat belts while driving a car [source: CDC].

Second, the fact that men die from drug overdoses twice as often as women may influence this statistic as well [source: CDC]. Among both sexes, middle-aged individuals, or those between 45 and 54 years of age, were the highest at risk.

The universality of the next men's health statistic may surprise you. Read on to find out more.