Wie gesund ist und verhält man(n) sich? Unterschiede im Gesundheitszustand und -verhalten zwischen den Geschlechtern im Kanton Zürich

Translated title of the contribution: How healthy are and behave men?: Differences in health status and health behaviour between the two sexes in the canton of Zurich

Oliver Hämmig, Milo A. Puhan

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Abstract

Men have not been the focus of health monitoring and reporting in Germanspeaking Switzerland so far and are a largely neglected target group of governmental preventive efforts. Without good reason. Men have a substantial preventive potential regarding health, health behaviour and use of health and medical services, as can be seen in the recently published global health report of the Canton Zurich. Men have a shorter life expectancy compared to women and a significantly higher mortality with regard to strongly behaviour-related chronic diseases as well as fatal traffic accidents and suicides. Men also show comparably unfavourable health behaviour and a reduced utilisation of health services. The stronger, but also less healthy and less healthy behaving sex should increasingly be the focus of health reporting and health monitoring in the future.

Translated title of the contributionHow healthy are and behave men?: Differences in health status and health behaviour between the two sexes in the canton of Zurich
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)1085-1090
Number of pages6
JournalPraxis
Volume104
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Canton of Zurich
  • Health behavior
  • Health reporting
  • Health risks
  • Men's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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