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Tennessee Men Score Low in Health Report Card

Updated: Wednesday, June 11 2014, 07:08 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn-- A new report from Vanderbilt's "Tennessee Men's Health Report Card" shows you might want to get dad a gym membership for Father's Day. 

According to the report, Tennessee men lived an average of five years less than women in 2012. Half of the deaths were due to heart disease, cancer and chronic lung disease. The report also found associations with race, ethnicity and race.

Black men carried an "excess burden" of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, homicide and diabetes among other illnesses. White men were higher in suicide, motor vehicle accidents, lung disease and "unconventional injuries." 
Hispanic men had lower rates of chronic conditions but were higher in colorectal cancer, chronic liver disease and rates of kidney disease were on the rise. 

View the full report and maps by region HERE

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