9 things to know about male versus female health in Australia

One in 25 females report delaying a GP visit due to cost

New reports from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare compare the health of men and women, drawing on data from the National Hospital Morbidity Database, National Mortality Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics’ national health survey.

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Here’s a snapshot of the findings: 

  1. In 2017, dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, was the leading cause of death for women; it was heart disease for men.