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Argentina

Argentine or Argentinian Health Stats

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Argentina is described as having a deficient healthcare system which was aggravated by the recent economic crisis. There are several factors that explain the acute effects of the crisis on the health sector. These are the deterioration in the financing of different subsystems (private and public healthcare programs); rise in the cost of imported medications and bio-medical inputs as a result of currency devaluation; increase in the need for public hospital services; higher epidemiological risks; and, emotional instability due to the inability to deal with the new economic status and political situation.

Many could not afford medical care after the economic crash, leading to further health declines in many impoverished communities. Results from the 2002 Permanent Household Survey found that 57 percent of households from the poorer quintile of the population admit to a decrease of frequency in which they take their children in for medical visits. In addition, the Argentina Ministry of Health estimated that in 2001, 30 percent of the infant population did not have access to vaccinations. The deterioration of preventative health care on top of weakened national and provincial basic health programs is expected to lead to increased morbidity and mortality among the population—drastically escalating epidemiological risks.

Changes in the mental and emotional status of individuals are being observed, with a higher percentage of surveyed households reporting that they feel discouraged or without hope for the future. Mental illnesses are already recording exponential growth in the number of emergency consultations, while suicide appears to be increasing among adolescents. This leads to another highly problematic, yet very popular, coping strategy—the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Survey results showed major increases in alcohol consumption among men, women, adolescents, and adults in recent decades.

Definitions

  • 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.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Future births: Mid-range estimate for country's population increase due to births from five years prior to the given year. For example, from 2095 to 2100, India's population is expected to rise by 16,181 people due to births. Estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • 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.
  • Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • 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 > 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 17.72 per 1,000 people 2005 110th out of 181
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 27.9 2010 48th out of 62
Births and maternity > Future births 503.06 2100 50th out of 196
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.87% 2100 90th out of 196
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 4.1 per 1,000 people 2000 41st out of 59
Human height > Average female height 1.596 m (5 ft 3 in) 2004
Human height > Average male height N/A 2004
Life expectancy > Men 72 years 2013 22nd out of 88
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 79.61 2011 53th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 72.24 2011 72nd out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 75.84 2011 62nd out of 196
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 3.01 per 1,000 people 1998 24th out of 78
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 70.6% 2050 55th out of 159
Quality of health care system > Cost 76.09 2014 10th out of 46
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 75.43 2014 11th out of 46

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; Wikipedia: Human height (Average height around the world); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; health care

Citation

"Argentina Health Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Argentina/Health

  • Argentina ranked second for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Emerging markets in 2011.
  • Argentina ranked first for spending > per person amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 1998.

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Argentina is described as having a deficient healthcare system which was aggravated by the recent economic crisis. There are several factors that explain the acute effects of the crisis on the health sector. These are the deterioration in the financing of different subsystems (private and public healthcare programs); rise in the cost of imported medications and bio-medical inputs as a result of currency devaluation; increase in the need for public hospital services; higher epidemiological risks; and, emotional instability due to the inability to deal with the new economic status and political situation.

Many could not afford medical care after the economic crash, leading to further health declines in many impoverished communities. Results from the 2002 Permanent Household Survey found that 57 percent of households from the poorer quintile of the population admit to a decrease of frequency in which they take their children in for medical visits. In addition, the Argentina Ministry of Health estimated that in 2001, 30 percent of the infant population did not have access to vaccinations. The deterioration of preventative health care on top of weakened national and provincial basic health programs is expected to lead to increased morbidity and mortality among the population—drastically escalating epidemiological risks.

Changes in the mental and emotional status of individuals are being observed, with a higher percentage of surveyed households reporting that they feel discouraged or without hope for the future. Mental illnesses are already recording exponential growth in the number of emergency consultations, while suicide appears to be increasing among adolescents. This leads to another highly problematic, yet very popular, coping strategy—the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Survey results showed major increases in alcohol consumption among men, women, adolescents, and adults in recent decades.

Posted on 20 May 2014

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