June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month, sponsored by Men’s Health Network since 1992, focuses on preventable illness among men and boys.  Efforts to increase regular medical checkups and early detection of disease among men aim to reduce the health inequity between women and men.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that, in the US, men have higher mortality rates than women in 9 of the top 10 causes of death in the US, including cancer.

Veterans have been found to be at higher risk of prostate cancer than the general population. This map of our region shows change in prostate cancer, by county, and the veteran population, by census tract.

See more local details, including population statistics by race, in the RocHealthData map room.


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