Majority of Men Avoid Preventive Health Measures
From skipping important health screenings to avoiding a visit to the doctor altogether, results from a survey released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) indicate men continue to fall short when it comes to managing their personal health.
New Survey Finds Majority of Men Avoid Preventive Health Measures
The AAFP recently surveyed 2,282 men and women across the country about their health behaviors. Among the findings: More than half (55%) of all men surveyed have not seen their primary care physician for a physical exam within the past year.
Executive Summary Report – Men’s Health Study (9 page PDF)
Results of the poll conducted by the AAFP.
- Chart – What Prevents Men From Going to the Doctor(1 page PDF)
- Chart – How Men Spend Their Time(1 page PDF)
Family Physicians: Who We Are, And What We Do
Information about family physicians and the speciality of family medicine.