It has been proved that in most parts of the world, men are the weaker sex. This has now been established by various evidence that men tend to be in worse health than women. Also, men die earlier than women. In this article, we are going to tell you about some of the leading causes of death in males.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in all age groups and ethnicities of males. Nearly one-quarter of death in men is because of heart disease.
When we break down the data by age, it was found most of the males dying because of heart disease are above the age of 85 years. Those who are below the age of 85 and above 45 years old, cancer was found to be the most common reason for deaths. Shockingly, accidents is among the top causes of deaths in men under 45 years of age.
Similarly, suicide is the second most common cause of death in males under 45 years. However, this is in the sixth position if we talk about men in the age group of 45 to 64. Suicide is at the 10th spot in terms of most common reasons in males over 65 years.
Homicide is the third most common cause of death in males under the age of 20 years, reports MedicalNewsToday.
When breaking down the data by ethnicity, heart disease once again takes the top spot for males of all ages, with cancer coming in the second position, except for Asian or Pacific Islanders where they are the other way around, the report said.
Accidents in all males are the third most common cause of death, except for Asian or Pacific Islanders, where it is stroke. Chronic lower respiratory diseases are is at the fourth position for all males taken together, as well as for white males as subgroups.
For Asian and white males, suicide features in the eighth position. This is in the sixth position for American Indians and in the seventh position for Hispanic males. This is not amongst the 10 most causes for death for Black males.