The other day, with nothing better to do, I was idly looking through the statistics which are generated by our Facebook page. Facebook handily gives administrators a breakdown of the demographic, Zeitgeist if you will, of our page. Given that users give away a whole load of information about themselves on their profiles, said breakdown is actually pretty detailed.
The main statistic that leapt out at me was the male to female balance. Apparently males make up 23% of our fans and females 72% (I’m not sure what happened to the other 5%). I then had a quick tally of users who’ve signed up as registered users of the blog and forums here at your soaraway Shoot Up and the ratios were pretty much the same, with only a slightly higher percentage of males than Facebook.
Obviously the male to female ratio of diabetics is pretty much 50-50, so why does the blog have this bias I wonder? Are women more interested in their health than men and so seek out other sources of information on the Intermaweb? Do men just grin, bear it and ignore advice from anyone else? Do men just hate sharing stuff about their health problems?
I haven’t a clue and I’m certainly not going to share in public. Perhaps our female readers might like to discuss it below, while us men clam up.