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The University of Melbourne: Ten to Men The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

The Ten to Men study is the all-male longitudinal study with nearly 16 000 participants from 10-55 years that aims to increase knowledge of the factors that influence men's health with specific focus on the social determinants of health.

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MENGAGE is pleased to share this introduction to the all-male health study Ten to Men from The University of Melbourne. Our own Professor John Macdonald, Director of Men’s Health Information and Resource Centre (MHIRC) was one of the editors of these papers.

Men have a shorter life expectancy than their female counterparts. Heart disease, cancer, accidents and suicide all account for the majority of male deaths. In 2010 the Australian Government released the National Male Health Policy with the aim of improving male health in Australia and making the health system more responsive to the health needs of men.The National Male Health Policy also identified the need for research into male health and called for a large-scale longitudinal study. Research on the social determinants of men's health and how these factors impact on health outcomes, behaviours and health service use has been fairly limited until this study was funded.

Overview

The Ten to Men study may be the largest longitudinal study on male health in the world with 15 988 male participants between the ages of 10 and 55. It aims to increase the understanding of male health and the factors that impact on male health, emphasizing the Social Determinants of Health.

This series of review articles published in Biomed Central Public Health (BMC) introduces the Ten to Men longitudinal study and provides an overview of the methods used and the findings.

Video: Findings So Far (December 2016)


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