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Greece Health Stats

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The Greek population is in general healthy, as the life expectancy for women is 83 years, compared with 78 for men. It is estimated that 81.6% of Greeks will exceed live longer than age 65, and the incident of chronic disease is low. Serious diseases such as diabetes (5.22% of population ages 20 to 79), HIV (4 patients per 5,000 people) and tuberculosis (9 patients per 200000 people) have been prevented to a large extent. Almost 88% of 1-year old children in Greece were immunized against many diseases, such as DPT3, HepB3, Measles, Polio3 and TB in 2002.

Almost a decade ago, Greece was spending lots of money on health (9.5% of the GDP), receiving the 18th position in health expenses. Greek Health Institution (ESY) has many doctors (5.35 per 1,000 people), but very few nurses and midwives (3.48 per 1,000 people). Additionally, ESY was not properly equipped, as there were 4.7 hospital beds per 1,000 people at 2000. Austerity has shrunk the Greek health system

Greek population constantly shrinks, since birth rate in Greece is one the lowest worldwide (170th out of 181 nations). The average woman gives birth to 1.28 children (166th out of 179 nations). Greek society is against abortions, as Greece receives the second-to-last place among 19 nations. Abortion rate explains why teenage pregnancy is average in Greece (386.07 births per million).

Smoking is one of the most beloved daily habits for Greek people. While smoking has decreased worldwide over the last 25 years, Greek people seem to enjoy smoking (daily smokers were 38.5% of total population at 1990, whereas daily smokers decreased by only 3.5 % at 2003). And about 95% of Greek people can find illegal drugs with ease, and it seems that drugs will be a major concern in the future. Obesity is the number one problem for Greek society. Greece is the 5th most obese country in comparison with other first world’s countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The sedentary lifestyle, the love for tasty food, and the extended use of alcohol are the primary reasons for a rise in obesity.

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 9.4 per 1,000 people 2005 170th out of 181
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 30.2 2009 3rd out of 25
Births and maternity > Future births 88.77 2100 104th out of 196
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.86% 2100 106th out of 196
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 4.7 per 1,000 people 2000 35th out of 59
Human height > Average female height N/A 2006
Human height > Average male height 1.7806 m (5 ft 10 in) 2006
Life expectancy > Men 78 years 2013 20th out of 99
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 83.1 2011 25th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 80.74 2011 23th out of 196
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 4.4 per 1,000 people 2001 2nd out of 78
Probability of not reaching 60 9.4% 2050 39th out of 48
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 81.6% 2050 12th out of 159
Quality of health care system > Cost 56.82 2014 34th out of 46
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 59.61 2014 33th 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.; calculated on the basis of survival data from UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; 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

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

  • Greece ranked first for reproductive health > lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > rate varies by country amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Greece ranked first for smoking rate > women amongst NATO countries in 2006.
  • Greece ranked second for daily smokers amongst High income OECD countries in 2003.

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The Greek population is in general healthy, as the life expectancy for women is 83 years, compared with 78 for men. It is estimated that 81.6% of Greeks will exceed live longer than age 65, and the incident of chronic disease is low. Serious diseases such as diabetes (5.22% of population ages 20 to 79), HIV (4 patients per 5,000 people) and tuberculosis (9 patients per 200000 people) have been prevented to a large extent. Almost 88% of 1-year old children in Greece were immunized against many diseases, such as DPT3, HepB3, Measles, Polio3 and TB in 2002.

Almost a decade ago, Greece was spending lots of money on health (9.5% of the GDP), receiving the 18th position in health expenses. Greek Health Institution (ESY) has many doctors (5.35 per 1,000 people), but very few nurses and midwives (3.48 per 1,000 people). Additionally, ESY was not properly equipped, as there were 4.7 hospital beds per 1,000 people at 2000. Austerity has shrunk the Greek health system

Greek population constantly shrinks, since birth rate in Greece is one the lowest worldwide (170th out of 181 nations). The average woman gives birth to 1.28 children (166th out of 179 nations). Greek society is against abortions, as Greece receives the second-to-last place among 19 nations. Abortion rate explains why teenage pregnancy is average in Greece (386.07 births per million).

Smoking is one of the most beloved daily habits for Greek people. While smoking has decreased worldwide over the last 25 years, Greek people seem to enjoy smoking (daily smokers were 38.5% of total population at 1990, whereas daily smokers decreased by only 3.5 % at 2003). And about 95% of Greek people can find illegal drugs with ease, and it seems that drugs will be a major concern in the future. Obesity is the number one problem for Greek society. Greece is the 5th most obese country in comparison with other first world’s countries, such as the United States and the United Kingdom. The sedentary lifestyle, the love for tasty food, and the extended use of alcohol are the primary reasons for a rise in obesity.

Posted on 09 Apr 2014

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