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Iceland

Iceland Health Stats

Definitions

  • Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Daily smokers: Data on tobacco consumption - this is a percentage of the total population who smoke at least one cigarette a day.(Data for Portugal and Austria is from 2002. All other data is from 2003).
  • 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.
  • Heart disease deaths: Heart disease deaths per 100000 population (1995-1998)
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Obesity in men: Percentage of men who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for 2002).
  • Obesity in women: Percentage of women who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for 2002).
  • Red Cross donations: Amounts of the contributions to the International Committee of the Red Cross by the Council of Europe member states and states with an observer status in the PACE in the period from 1996 to 2000 (in Swiss Francs)
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Teen birth rate: Average number of births for every 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19
  • Teenage pregnancy: Number of births to women aged below twenty. Data for 1998.
  • Tobacco > Total adult smokers: Total adults smoking
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Abortions 807 2003 18th out of 19
Daily smokers 22.4% 2003 24th out of 30
Dependency ratio per 100 52 2003 121st out of 166
Drug access 95% 2000 4th out of 163
Heart disease deaths 115.4 per 100,000 people 1998 8th out of 26
Infant mortality rate 3.31 2005 176th out of 178
Infant mortality rate > Total 3.2 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 209th out of 216
Obesity 12.4% 2003 17th out of 29
Obesity in men 12.4% 2002 4th out of 11
Obesity in women 12.4% 2002 4th out of 11
Red Cross donations 99,964 2000 25th out of 37
Spending > Per person 2,701 1998 6th out of 133
Teen birth rate 29 1994 16th out of 40
Teenage pregnancy 264 births 1998 25th out of 26
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 24% 2005 74th out of 121

SOURCES: UNHDR; OECD Health Data 2005; World Health Organization; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; World Health Organization; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; OECD Health Data 2004; International Committee of the Red Cross; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects: The 1994 Revision, 1994; UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre; World Health Organization2005

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