Almost 100,000 men are dying prematurely (before 75 years) each year compared to about 66,000 women. By comparison, Wembley Stadium has a capacity of 90,000 and the British Army has 102,000 full-time personnel.
For those who want to be sure they understand the statistics, there is an excellent section on malehealth, the MHF's health information site for men of all ages on understanding health statistics.
Top ten UK & English local authority areas for male life expectancy at birth
|Epsom and Ewell||81.9|
Bottom ten English local authority areas for male life expectancy at birth
|Rhondda Cynon Taf||75.8|
|Blackburn with Darwen||75.7|
Life expectancy at birth by social class
Mortality rates in England and Wales by three social classes, men aged 25–64
Page created on August 14th, 2013
Page updated on August 30th, 2013