Story: Men’s health

Causes of death, 2015

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These graphs record the major causes of death per 100,000 of the population in 2015. They show higher rates of both cancer and heart disease for men in comparison with women, and also a comparatively high level of diabetes among Māori men.

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Source: Mortality 2014 data tables, Ministry of Health

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How to cite this page:

Robert Beaglehole, 'Men’s health - Causes of men’s death, disease and injury', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Robert Beaglehole, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 Apr 2020, updated 1 Jul 2017