Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men have among the poorest health in Australia. They die at a much younger age than non-Indigenous men, with heart disease the leading cause of death.
Smoking-related cancers like lung and mouth cancer are very high among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men. Almost 11 times the number of Aboriginal men die from diabetes than non-Indigenous men.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men also experience very high levels of psychological stress, twice that of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
Every Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male should have a regular health check.
Your health, your choice
If you have high risk factors you may be more likely to become sick. High risk factors include:
Make the right choice, visit Danila Dilba Health Service for your regular health checks to help you live well and stay well. Do it for yourself, and your family and friends.
What are the health checks for men?
Health checks for men may also include tests like a prostate check and bone density check.
All our clinics are guided by an ‘Aboriginal health practitioner first’ policy, so you will be seen by an Aboriginal Health Practitioner before a doctor.
Feel stronger, live longer – book a men’s health check today.