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Brazil Health Stats

Definitions

  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Contraception: % contraceptive prevalence 1995 - 2000. Data refer to married women aged 15-49, but the actual age range covered may vary across countries.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Suicide rate > Gender ratio: Suicide rates per 100,000 people
  • Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Total adults smoking
  • Transplants > Heart: The number of heart transplants in the nation in 2002. (If the surveyed year is different, it is given in brackets).
  • Transplants > Kidney: The number of kidney transplants in the nation in 2002. (If the surveyed year is different, it is given in brackets).
  • Transplants > Liver: The number of liver transplants in the nation in 2002.(If the surveyed year is different, it is given in brackets).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Access to sanitation 50% 2003 102nd out of 129
Contraception 77% 2000 6th out of 89
Death rates > Men 229.96 2008 63th out of 143
Dependency ratio per 100 50 2003 127th out of 166
Drug access 0.0 2000 144th out of 163
HIV AIDS > Deaths 15,000 2003 32nd out of 73
Infant mortality rate 30.66 2005 68th out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Total 21.17 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 91st out of 216
Maternal mortality 160 per 100,000 2001 50th out of 136
Spending > Per person 308 1998 38th out of 133
Suicide rate > Gender ratio 3.2 per 100,000 people 1995 40th out of 76
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 33.8% 2005 39th out of 121
Transplants > Heart 19 heart transplants 2002 14th out of 30
Transplants > Kidney 1,145 kidney transplants 2002 3rd out of 47
Transplants > Liver 147 liver transplants 2002 9th out of 29

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; (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; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; annual figures:WHO databank, National Bureaus of Statistics. Department of Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis Population Division (1995). World population prospects. The 1994 revision. New York: United Nations. Partly computations: Department of Clinical Psychology, Psychiatric Clinic, University of W?rzburg, Germany; World Health Organization2005; Abstracted from center-specific counts (Worldwide Transplant Center Directory, 2002)

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