A report from the Ministry of Health indicates that men are climbing faster than women with illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, the gap is starting to show. In 2010 it estimated 85.3% of men died of heart disease.

Statistics on obesity is yet to come out but Norman Sharpe of the Heart Foundation believes that the number of men compared to women will continue to grow.

Kei te whānui hāere te ango I waenga I ngā tāne me ngā wāhine, engari kaua mo ngā ahuatanga pai. Hei tā te rīpoata a te Manatū Hauora, rahi ake ngā tāne ka mate I te mate manawa me te mate huka, engari rā mo ngā wāhine.  I te tau rua mano tekau, waru tekau mā rima irakati toru ōrau te teitei o ngā mate mai te mate manawa ki ngā tāne. Teitei ake ki tā ngā wāhine. Hei tā te kaiwhakahāere rongoa mo Heart Foundation, a toihau Norman Sharpe, ka whānui hāere te ango ki wāenga I ngā tāne me ngā wāhine. Otira ka noho pērā tonu te hāere, kia puta mai ngā tatauranga e hāngai ana ki te mate mōmona.