5 Frightening Men's Health Statistics


Sadly, suicide remained the seventh leading cause of death for men in the year 2007. In total, men take their own lives four times more often than women, and male suicides comprise nearly 80 percent of all suicides in the United States [source: CDC].

Data show that factors other than sex -- such as age -- play a role, too. In fact, suicide is at its highest among males who are 75 years or older.

This statistic is especially frightening when we consider its presence worldwide. Even in countries outside the United States, suicide remains more common among men than women [source: World Health Organization].

One of the more frightening men's health statistics involves staying healthy. Head over to the next page to learn more.