Major new global survey debunks the myth that men often ignore their health
One of the most comprehensive global surveys ever undertaken into men’s perceptions of their health reveals that the overwhelming majority of men want to take greater control of their health and well-being. They are also just as confident as women that they can do so.
The survey – Men’s Health: Perceptions from Around the Globe – shows that almost 9 out of 10 men want to take a more proactive role in managing their health, which is in sharp contrast to the commonly-held beliefs that men don’t look after themselves and often ignore health problems.
The findings indicate significant opportunities for policymakers around the world who are looking for ways to improve men’s health and well-being as part of more efficient and effective healthcare services.
The survey was commissioned by Sanofi Consumer Health Care in cooperation with Global Action on Men’s Health (GAMH), the Men’s Health Network (MHN), Men’s Health Forum (MHF) UK, Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF) and Men’s Health Education Council (MHEC). It was conducted among 2,000 demographically representative adults in 8 countries (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States) – examining attitudes towards men’s health. The survey was carried out in from 31 August to 10 September 2016 by Opinium Research (Europe and Australia) and Harris (USA).