Updated 13 February 2013

Fast facts on men's health

Here are some of the most common health insurance claims made by men.


 Insurance provider Altrisk reveals alarming statistics about men’s health that highlight the need for comprehensive insurance cover that protects men’s financial security – regardless of age.

Guard your heart

Did you know: The #1 cause of death across men of all age groups is heart disease? There’s no better time than now to get heart healthy! 

A shocking 55% of all life claims caused by heart disease occurred in men aged between 41 and 50, outpacing any other cause in this and any other age group. Heart attacks are by far the leading cause of death amongst men. Yet another reason to start looking after your heart today.

Become a road safety warrior

53% of death benefit claims in men under age 30 are a result of vehicle and motorbike fatalities, so take your safety seriously.

We’ve got your back

16% of all back/spinal injury claims are in men aged 31 to 40. Back injuries are the second biggest cause of all disability claims in men. Remember – lift with your legs, not your back.

Commit to annual health check-ups

70% is the number of cancer claims among men, due to prostate and colon cancers.  Remember that you can reduce the risk of contracting cancer by living a healthy lifestyle and receiving regular health checks.

*Statistics based on Altrisk’s assessment of its critical illness, disability and life insurance claims, made by men, between May 2011 and May 2012. 

(Press release, August 2012)



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