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Religious countries: 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.
  • 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 > Adult prevalence rate: An estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
  • 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.
  • Mental health > Mental health index: The first data set used here is from large-scale epidemiological surveys implemented as part of the World Health Organization World Mental Health Survey Initiative (WMHSI). These surveys were conducted between 2002 and 2005 in 10 OECD countries. They use a common diagnostic instrument to measure the occurrence of various types of disorders, their nature and intensity, and the treatment provided. Disorders considered include anxiety disorders, mood disorders, disorders linked to impulse control and disorders due to use of alcohol and drugs. All disorders are classified as serious, moderate, or mild.

    The second set of data is from the European Quality of Life Survey conducted in 2007 by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. These data are based on the following question: Please indicate for each for the five statements which is closest to how you have been feeling over the last two weeks - I have felt cheerful and in good spirits; I have felt calm and relaxed; I have felt active and vigorous; I woke up feeling fresh and rested; my day has been filled with things that interest me (all of the time, most of the time, more than half of the time, less than half of the time, some of the time, never). The total score on all statements is multiplied by 4 to get a score that has a maximum value of 100.
  • 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 RELIGIOUS TOTAL RELIGIOUS AVERAGE DATES
Abortions 596,904
10% of surveyed countries
298,452
1% less than average
2003
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 22 per 1,000 people
6% less than average
2005
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 2.73 births per woman
11% less than average
2005
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 1.24%
77% less than average
2009
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 38.85 per 1,000 people
3 times more than average
2009
Heart disease deaths 80.9 per 100,000 people
27% less than average
1998
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 3.28 per 1,000 people
30% more than average
2003
Infant mortality rate 43.41
14% more than average
2005
Infant mortality rate > Total 36.61 deaths/1,000 live births
30% more than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 68.04 years
4% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 1,703.19
11% of surveyed countries
70.97
2% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 1,586.06
11% of surveyed countries
66.09
3% less than average
2011
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 1,643.2
11% of surveyed countries
68.47
3% less than average
2011
Mental health > Mental health index 59%
6% less than average
2007
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.649 per 1,000 people
2 times less than average
2004

Citation

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