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Country vs country: Cuba and United States compared: Health

Definitions

  • Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Death rates > Infants: Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year."
  • Death rates > Men: Adult mortality rate is the probability of dying between the ages of 15 and 60--that is, the probability of a 15-year-old dying before reaching age 60, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates between those ages."
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Drug access: Population with access to essential drugs 2000. The data on access to essential drugs are based on statistical estimates received from World Health Organization (WHO) country and regional offices and regional advisers and through the World Drug Situation Survey carried out in 1998-99. These estimates represent the best information available to the WHO Department of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy to date and are currently being validated by WHO member states. The department assigns the estimates to four groupings: very low access (0-49%), low access (50-79%), medium access (80-94%) and good access (95-100%). These groupings, used here in presenting the data, are often employed by the WHO in interpreting the data, as the actual estimates may suggest a higher level of accuracy than the data afford. b.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • Infant mortality rate > Female: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Infant mortality rate > Total: This entry gives the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year; included is the total death rate, and deaths by sex, male and female. This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.
  • Intestinal diseases death rate: Death rate from intestinal infectious diseases
    Units: Deaths/100,000 Population
    Units: The final number is based on an aggregation of deaths recorded for WHO code B01 for all age groups by sex. These were then combined with UN Population Division population data for the country in that particular year. The death rates were standardized utilizing the age structure for the population of Canada. See page 22 of the2001 ESI report for more details on the methodology.
  • Life expectancy > Female: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Life expectancy > Male: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.
  • Maternal mortality: Maternal mortality reported per 100,000 births 1985-1999. The maternal mortality data are those reported by national authorities. UNICEF and the World Health Organization periodically evaluate these data and make adjustments to account for the well-documented problems of under-reporting and misclassification of maternal deaths and to develop estimates for countries with no data (for details on the most recent estimates see Hill, AbouZahr and Wardlaw 2001). Data refer to the most recent year available during the period specified.
  • Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate, 2003
STAT Cuba United States HISTORY
Abortions 83,963
Ranked 9th.
1.21 million
Ranked 2nd. 14 times more than Cuba

Access to sanitation 99%
Ranked 24th.
100%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than Cuba

Death rates > Infants 4.4
Ranked 153th.
6.8
Ranked 139th. 55% more than Cuba

Death rates > Men 109.12
Ranked 130th.
141.23
Ranked 129th. 29% more than Cuba

Dependency ratio per 100 43
Ranked 156th.
51
Ranked 125th. 19% more than Cuba

Drug access 95%
Ranked 16th. The same as United States
95%
Ranked 15th.

HIV AIDS > Deaths 120
Ranked 97th.
17,000
Ranked 18th. 142 times more than Cuba

Infant mortality rate > Female 4.52 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 178th.
5.37 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 19% more than Cuba

Infant mortality rate > Male 5.27 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 180th.
6.72 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 28% more than Cuba

Infant mortality rate > Total 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 179th.
6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 24% more than Cuba

Intestinal diseases death rate 9.51%
Ranked 76th. 29% more than United States
7.35%
Ranked 84th.

Life expectancy > Female 80.83
Ranked 36th.
81
Ranked 34th. About the same as Cuba

Life expectancy > Male 76.72
Ranked 25th. 1% more than United States
76
Ranked 34th.

Maternal mortality 33 per 100,000
Ranked 95th. 4 times more than United States
8 per 100,000
Ranked 119th.

Total fertility rate 1.6
Ranked 145th.
2.1
Ranked 118th. 31% more than Cuba

SOURCES: UNHDR; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Level & Trends in Child Mortality. Report 2010. Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA, UNPD).; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm, (2) University of California, Berkeley, and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. Human Mortality Database. [ www.mortality.org or www.humanmortality.de] downloaded on Dec. 10, 2009.; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables), (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.

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