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Why do Malaysian men have a shorter life expectancy than women?

Men in Malaysia have a five-year lower life expectancy than women. Non-communicable diseases cause the majority on men’s premature deaths, followed by communicable diseases and injury. However, there is also another underlying cause that contributes to men’s poor general health – a lack of awareness, and healthy behaviour.

For instance, men have a low uptake of health screening as reported by the Ministry of Health. As a result, they’re in a denial about their conditions. Regular health screening aids in the early detection of disease and the prevention of illness-related mortality. Aside from that, unhealthy behaviour in men such as smoking and lack of sleep contributes to the development of illness later in life, thereby reducing their life expectancy.

As the head of the household and the pillar of strength to the family, men must take care of their health while preparing for health uncertainties. FWD CI First offers protection against major medical or lifestyle impacts regardless of the illness one may experience, while providing coverage up to 100% of the sum covered should death occur. Reach out to our agent to learn more.