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European Union: Health stats

Definitions

  • Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people: Crude birth rate indicates the number of live births occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the population growth rate in the absence of migration.
  • Death rates > Children under 5: Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates."
  • Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Heart disease deaths: Heart disease deaths per 100000 population (1995-1998)
  • Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included.
  • Infant mortality rate: The number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 1,000 live births in the same year. 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.
  • 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.
  • Life expectancy at birth, female > Years: Life expectancy at birth, female (years). 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 at birth, male > Years: Life expectancy at birth, male (years). 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 at birth, total > Years: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). 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.
  • Obesity: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual's weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people's height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).
  • Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians are defined as graduates of any facility or school of medicine who are working in the country in any medical field (practice, teaching, research).
STAT EUROPEAN UNION TOTAL EUROPEAN UNION AVERAGE DATES
Abortions 616,330
10% of surveyed countries
68,481.11
4 times less than average
2003
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 10.42 per 1,000 people
2 times less than average
2005
Death rates > Children under 5 5.08
9 times less than average
2009
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 1.48 births per woman
2 times less than average
2005
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 0.819 per 1,000 people
15 times less than average
2009
Heart disease deaths 104.16 per 100,000 people
1% more than average
1998
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 5.5 per 1,000 people
2 times more than average
2004
Infant mortality rate 7.46
5 times less than average
2005
Infant mortality rate > Total 5.53 deaths/1,000 live births
5 times less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 78 years
10% more than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 2,299.17
16% of surveyed countries
82.11
13% more than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 2,127.07
15% of surveyed countries
75.97
12% more than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 2,211.02
16% of surveyed countries
78.97
12% more than average
2011
Obesity 13.99%
1% less than average
2003
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 3.19 per 1,000 people
2 times more than average
2004

Citation

"European Union Health Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/European-Union/Health