Health Trends Among Tennessee Men

The 2017 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card includes encouraging news, room for improvement

Oct. 3, 2017

The 2017 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card from Vanderbilt University includes some encouraging health news and spotlights areas for improvement.

One positive finding:

Tennessee has had a reduction in the rate of deaths due to heart disease for men in the last 10 years.

Though heart disease is still ranked as the leading cause of death for men in the state, the rate for 2015 was 91.4 deaths per 100,000 men in 2015, compared to 96.5 per 100,000 in 2005.

1.3 million tennesseans have high blood pressure

Other good news:

  • More men are able to get affordable care when they need it
  • Fewer men smoke, though more use smokeless tobacco

Areas to improve:

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