Statistics male death 2020

Heart disease and cancer are the top causes of death for men. But causes vary by age and ethnicity a new CDC report finds.
statistics male death

Cancer not heart disease is the leading cause of death among men between ages 45 and 64. *

“Men tend to overlook health risks and often fail to plan for the real consequences that arise.”

Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance

Statistics Male Death, June 19, 2020. Heart disease is the top killer for men. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heart disease accounts for 24.2 percent of male deaths. Cancer accounts for 21.9 percent of male deaths.

The CDC data breaks down statistics male death by age and ethnicity. Accidents are the top cause for death among men under 45 years of age. Cancer is the top cause of death for men between the ages of 45 and 85. After age 85 heart disease is the most common cause of death.

Top Causes of Death For White Males (all ages)

  • Heart disease 24.7%
  • Cancer 22.4%
  • Accidents 7.2%
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases 5.9%
  • Stroke 4.1%
  • Alzheimer’s disease 2.9%

Top Causes of Death for Black Males (all ages)

  • Heart disease 23.7%
  • Cancer 20.2%
  • Accidents 7.9%
  • Homicide 5.0%
  • Stroke 4.9%
  • Diabetes 4.3%

Causes of Death for Men Ages 45 -64 (all races)

  • Cancer 24.7%
  • Heart disease 23.7%
  • Unintentional injuries 10.1%
  • Chronic liver disease 4.4%
  • Diabetes 4.0%
  • Suicide 3.8%
  • Stroke 3.1%

Supplemental health care planning needs of men

“Men tend to overlook health risks and often fail to plan for the real consequences that arise,” states Jesse Slome, director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance. “Across the United States 12.2% of men under 65 years old do not have health insurance. Those that do often have significant gaps that require considering supplemental health care planning.” For men under 50, Slome advocates having a Health Savings Account or getting a nominal amount of cancer insurance.

“Today, most men who are diagnosed with cancer or who have a heart attack will survive,” Slome share. “But they will face health care costs and need time off from work to undergo treatment and recovery. Today’s men need a lump sum cash benefit and that’s what critical illness insurance covers.”

Millions will be offered employer critical illness insurance. “Be sure to read covered conditions and compare pricing,” Slome advises. “Comparing a group plan to individual coverage available directly from insurance companies can save you money.

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Firstly, news source: MedicalNewsToday

Secondly, photo credit: Image by Image by Hans Bijstra from Pixabay

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