Managing the aging man in Asia

A review

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Abstract

The aging man is becoming a major burden to Asian countries because of the current poor health status of Asian men and the aging Asian population. Life expectancy at birth for men is shorter than women by an average of 4 years in Asian countries and major causes of death are cardiovascular disease, cancers, injuries and infections. However, there are considerable variations between Asian countries because of great disparity in socioeconomic status. Male-specific disorders, such as male sexual health and urological conditions, are other major health burdens because they have a great impact on men's quality of life. More importantly, many risk factors to the causes of mortality and morbidities, such as high-risk behavior and smoking, can be improved with health promotion and early intervention. The current evidence suggests that the poor health status of men is the result of their poor health care utilization, negative health-seeking behavior, the adverse social environment for men and gender-insensitive health care delivery. However, much evidence is still needed as Asian countries have great diversity in culture, societal values and men's needs. Asian time-tested wisdom on a balanced healthy lifestyle to longevity should be explored as potential men's health promotional programs. Taking into account Asian men's health-care needs, a gender-streamlined approach and man-friendly health care delivery should be on the national agenda in managing the aging man.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-42
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Urology
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Men's Health
Delivery of Health Care
Health Status
Cardiovascular Infections
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Social Environment
Reproductive Health
Health
Risk-Taking
Life Expectancy
Health Promotion
Social Class
Cause of Death
Cardiovascular Diseases
Smoking
Quality of Life
Parturition
Morbidity
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Aging man
  • Asia
  • Health-seeking behavior
  • Men's health
  • Mortality determinants

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  • Urology

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Managing the aging man in Asia : A review. / Seng Fah, Tong; Ho, Chee Kong Christopher; Tan, Hui Meng.

In: International Journal of Urology, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 32-42.

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