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Country vs country: Taiwan and United States compared: Health stats

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  • 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.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Female: The average number of years to be lived by a females in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Total population: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports: Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied you with the accuracy and completeness in filling out reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Convenient location: Convenience of location for you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Convenience of location for you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Cost: Cost to you. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Cost to you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff: Friendliness and courtesy of the staff. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Friendliness and courtesy of the staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Health care system index: Health Care Index is an estimation of the overall quality of the health care system, health care professionals, equipment, staff, doctors, cost, etc.
  • Quality of health care system > Modern equipment: Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Does hospitals have equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Short waiting times: Responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff: Skill and competency of medical staff. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "How satisfied are you with the skill and competency of the local medical staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports: Speed in completing examination and reports. Based on 0-50 contributions for Albania, Argentina, Austria and 69 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 7 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, United Kingdom and 1 more country. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from October, 2010 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Speed in completing examination and reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Tobacco > Cigarrete imports: Millions of cigarettes imported in 2000.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Male: The average number of years to be lived by amen in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
  • Life expectancy > 95 percent range: 95% range.
  • 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.
  • SARS total cases: Total cases of SARS in given countries
  • SARS fatalities: Number of deaths
  • SARS median age range: Median age range for SARS infected persons
  • 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.
  • Life expectancy > 95% range: 95% range.
STAT Taiwan United States HISTORY
Infant mortality rate > Total 5.18 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 176th.
6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 17% more than Taiwan

Life expectancy > Men 76.2 years
Ranked 1st. About the same as United States
76 years
Ranked 30th.
Life expectancy > Women 82.7 years
Ranked 1st. 2% more than United States
81 years
Ranked 33th.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 81.36 years
Ranked 47th. 1% more than United States
80.93 years
Ranked 52nd.

Life expectancy at birth > Total population 78.32 years
Ranked 49th.
78.37 years
Ranked 47th. The same as Taiwan

Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports 76.32
Ranked 8th. 3% more than United States
74.35
Ranked 11th.
Quality of health care system > Convenient location 86.84
Ranked 4th. 8% more than United States
80.1
Ranked 12th.
Quality of health care system > Cost 84.21
Ranked 3rd. 84% more than United States
45.81
Ranked 41st.
Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff 80.26
Ranked 4th. 7% more than United States
74.92
Ranked 11th.
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 81.29
Ranked 4th. 18% more than United States
69.03
Ranked 23th.
Quality of health care system > Modern equipment 89.47
Ranked 22nd.
95.58
Ranked 11th. 7% more than Taiwan
Quality of health care system > Short waiting times 71.05
Ranked 5th. 17% more than United States
60.5
Ranked 10th.
Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff 78.95
Ranked 6th. 6% more than United States
74.69
Ranked 16th.
Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports 80.26
Ranked 3rd. 15% more than United States
69.57
Ranked 14th.
Tobacco > Cigarrete imports 19,672 million of cigarettes
Ranked 10th. 71% more than United States
11,500 million of cigarettes
Ranked 14th.
Life expectancy at birth > Male 75.5 years
Ranked 48th.
75.92 years
Ranked 44th. 1% more than Taiwan

Life expectancy > 95 percent range (81.80-82.00) (80.50-80.60)
Infant mortality rate > Female 4.88 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 175th.
5.37 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 10% more than Taiwan

SARS total cases 346
Ranked 3rd. 12 times more than United States
29
Ranked 7th.
SARS fatalities 37
Ranked 4th.
0.0
Ranked 26th.
SARS median age range 42
Ranked 13th. 27% more than United States
33
Ranked 21st.
Infant mortality rate > Male 5.46 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 177th.
6.72 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 23% more than Taiwan

Life expectancy > 95% range (81.80-82.00) (80.50-80.60)

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