Men's health action needed says Marmot report

01/10/14 . News

New Marmot Indicators from the UCL Institute of Health Equity highlight the effect of deprivation on men's life expectancy.

The health of men in deprived areas is a regular feature of the Men's Health Forum's work. 

Now, the new Marmot Indicators from Dr Michael Marmot's Institute of Health Equity highlight this issue and calls for more focus on men's health.

The new report on the indicators says:

The fact that inequalities in life expectancy at birth are greater for men can also be seen from the numbers of local authorities with more than a 10 year gap in life expectancy between the most and 
least deprived areas within them. For males, there are 36 local authorities with a gap of 10 years or more for men, and 8 local authorities with a gap of 10 years or more for females. This gender 
inequality can also be described by looking at the other end of the scale; at the number of areas with a life expectancy gap of less than 5 years. For males, there are 5 local authorities with a gap of 5 years 
or less, and for females there are 50 local authorities where the gap is 5 years or less.

The Men's Health Forum has met with Dr Michael Marmot and welcomes his call for more of a focus on men's health. We look forward to meeting with him and his team again soon to make this happen.

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