European men twice as likely to die before 65

Men across Europe are twice as likely to die before they are 65 according to a major new report into European Men’s Health.

The Report shows that every year more than twice as many men of working age (16-64) die as women with some 630,000 male and 300,000 female deaths across the EU27 countries in this age group.

Written by a team led by MHF chair Professor Alan White, the State of Men’s Health in Europe highlights men’s health in Europe as a serious public health concern using data from the 27 nations plus Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Lichenstein, Croatia, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Men and boys life expectancy is a major inequality issue with boys in the poorest part of  our city having a shorter life expectancy than girls born in India and dying THIRTEEN YEARS younger than girls born in the rich areas of our city.

For more details of the European report click here to visit the Men’s Health Forum website. The Men’s Health Forum is one of the national charity’s supporting the First National Conference for Men and Boys – click here to find out more about the conference.




Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at

Posted in NEWS, World News On Men's Issues

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