This 2010 report outlines the health status and health challenges for men living in regional and rural contexts in Australia.
Men living in regional and remote Australia face a different set of health challenges to urban men. This 2010 report provides a profile of this population of men and outlines the health challenges they face.
Major Issues Faced By Regional and Rural Men
This population generally experiences higher rates of mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, alcohol abuse and injury.
In some cases, there are huge differences between men in cities and men in very remote areas.
Complex Causes Impact On Health Cumulatively
The nature of rural and regional environments creates pressure on health and wellbeing. The distances to urban centres where health services are located can make preventative health more time-consuming and increase resistance to using services.
The increased time in cars can add up to greater motor vehicle injuries and reduced survival from accidents.
- Health Of Regional and Rural Males - Full Report -1.62 MB
Full report (64 pages) outlinging the health status and challenges for this population of men.
- Media Release To Accompany The Report
Media release issued 14th April 2010
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