Year: 2004
Module: Men's Life and Times
Variable: HPMEN

And which of these do you think is the main reason that men donít seek help earlier?

 

%

Men ignore minor health problems until they become more serious 58
Men feel embarrassed about going to doctors and other health services 34
The health services are more geared towards women patients 1
Men find it more difficult than women to get appointments that fit in with work 5
Other reason (specify) 1
(Don't know) 1

 

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Results for men and women

%

  Male Female
Men ignore minor health problems until they become more serious 61 56
Men feel embarrassed about going to doctors and other health services 32 36
The health services are more geared towards women patients 1 1
Men find it more difficult than women to get appointments that fit in with work 5 6
Other reason (specify) 1 0
(Don't know) 2 1

  

 

Results for people of different ages

%

  18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+
Men ignore minor health problems until they become more serious 63 56 62 59 56 53
Men feel embarrassed about going to doctors and other health services 32 36 30 34 36 37
The health services are more geared towards women patients 1 1 1 2 1 0
Men find it more difficult than women to get appointments that fit in with work 4 6 5 4 6 7
Other reason (specify) 0 1 1 0 0 1
(Don't know) 1 1 1 2 1 2

 

  

Results for people of different religions

%

  Catholic Protestant No religion
Men ignore minor health problems until they become more serious 56 58 68
Men feel embarrassed about going to doctors and other health services 36 35 24
The health services are more geared towards women patients 2 0 1
Men find it more difficult than women to get appointments that fit in with work 6 5 4
Other reason (specify) 0 1 1
(Don't know) 1 2 2

 

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