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Spain

Spain Health Stats

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Author: chris.lockyer781

Troubled with financial crisis of the past few years, Spain is becoming increasingly troubled not only by increasing unemployment rates, but also reduced social security with government cuts in spending both in health care and social welfare. The country, with health care spending as percentage of GDP already bellow European average (8.1%, compared to 15.4% in USA, 10.5% in France and 9.8% in Canada in 2004) has stepped on a precipice to public health crisis: even though the Spanish population and legal immigrants have the right to universal health care guaranteed in the constitution, drawn during Franco’s dictatorship, non-registered immigrants (of which there are almost a million currently living in Spain) don’t enjoy the same benefits. Further restrictions on non-emergency care for non-registered immigrants in 2012 prevented patients with tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis C from getting treated, by requiring them to pay for the lengthy and expensive treatments. Since these diseases are contagious, tuberculosis dangerously so, it could very well lead to an epidemic in the future years, unless preventive measures are taken. On the flip side, Spain seems to be the next favourite destination for medical tourism: the quality of health care - regulated by the standards of European Union - is high, while the cost is among the lowest in Europe. Since 2013, every citizen of European Union can choose to be treated anywhere within the Union (previously this was reimbursed only for emergency care), and a significant number of Europeans are opting for Spain.

Definitions

  • Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19: Adolescent fertility rate is the number of births per 1,000 women ages 15-19.
  • 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 > Low birth weight: Percentage of live births classified by the OECD as of low birth weight. Data generally for 2000; in some cases, data is for 1999, 1998, or, in the sole case of Belgium, 1997. Refer to the source for details.
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total: Legally induced abortions by urban/rural residence of woman.
  • Births and maternity > All births of boys: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Births and maternity > All births of girls: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Crude birth rate: Country's crude birth rate. The crude birth rate is the number of live births for every 1,000 people.
  • 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 > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Births and maternity > Maternal death rate: Number of mothers who died giving birth, out of 100,000 births.
  • Births and maternity > Number of births: Total number of live births. A live birth refers to a birth after which the baby shows signs of life, however, if the baby dies after showing signs of life, it is still considered a live birth.
  • Births and maternity > Number of births per thousand people: Total number of live births. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate: Percentage of females aged 15-19 who give birth, out of all females the same age in the country.
  • Births and maternity > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • Blood types > A Positive: Percentage of each country's population with A positive blood type.
  • Blood types > AB negative: Percentage of each country's population with AB negative blood type.
  • Blood types > AB positive: Percentage of each country's population with AB positive blood type.
  • Blood types > B negative: Percentage of each country's population with B negative blood type.
  • Blood types > B positive: Percentage of each country's population with B positive blood type. 
  • Blood types > O negative: Percentage of population in each county with O negative blood type.
  • Blood types > O positive: Percentage of each country's population with 0 positive blood type.
  • 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).
  • Death rates > Children under 5: Under-five mortality rate is the probability per 1,000 that a newborn baby will die before reaching age five, if subject to current age-specific mortality rates."
  • 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."
  • Deaths > Deaths of infants: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • Digestive disease deaths: Diseases of the digestive system deaths per 100,000 population (1995-1998)
  • Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths: AIDS deaths.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people: Incidence of tuberculosis (per 100,000 people). Incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases. Incidence includes patients with HIV.
  • Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average BMI (combining male and female population), according to data gathered by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The BMI (Body Mass Index) measures how appropiate is the weight of an individual compared to their height. The calculation is made measuring your weight in kilograms and dividing it twice by your height measured in metres. A high BMI (25 or more) is usually associated with a risk of suffering diverse health problems.
  • Expenditure per capita > Current US$: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.
  • HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate: An estimate of the percentage of adults (aged 15-49) living with HIV/AIDS. The adult prevalence rate is calculated by dividing the estimated number of adults living with HIV/AIDS at yearend by the total adult population at yearend.
  • HIV AIDS > Deaths: An estimate of the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000: An estimate of all people (adults and children) alive at yearend with HIV infection, whether or not they have developed symptoms of AIDS. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance: Percentage of population covered by governmental / social health insurance.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: Health expenditure per capita (current US$). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health services > 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."
  • Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.
  • 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.
  • Human height > Average female height: Average female height.
  • Human height > Average male height: Average male height.
  • Human height > Stature ratio (male to female ratio): Ratio of average height of males to average height of females.
  • 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 > Female: 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 > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females: Female YPLL. Years lost to premature death. 

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  • Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males: Male YPLL.

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  • Life expectancy at birth > Female: The average number of years to be lived by a females in this nation 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 > Male: The average number of years to be lived by amen in this nation born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. 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 > 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people: Nurses and midwives (per 1,000 people). Nurses and midwives include professional nurses, professional midwives, auxiliary nurses, auxiliary midwives, enrolled nurses, enrolled midwives and other associated personnel, such as dental nurses and primary care nurses.
  • Nutrition > Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day: Depth of hunger or the intensity of food deprivation, indicates how much food-deprived people fall short of minimum food needs in terms of dietary energy. The food deficit, in kilocalories per person per day, is measured by comparing the average amount of dietary energy that undernourished people get from the foods they eat with the minimum amount of dietary energy they need to maintain body weight and undertake light activity. The depth of hunger is low when it is less than 200 kilocalories per person per day, and high when it is higher than 300 kilocalories per person per day."
  • 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).
  • 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 not reaching 60: Probability at birth of not reaching the age of 40.
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Female: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports: Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports. 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 "How satisfied you with the accuracy and completeness in filling out reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Convenient location: Convenience of location for 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 "Convenience of location for you". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • 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 > Friendliness and courtesy of staff: Friendliness and courtesy of the staff. 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 "Friendliness and courtesy of the staff?". 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.
  • Quality of health care system > Modern equipment: Equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment. 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 "Does hospitals have equipment for modern diagnosis and treatment?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Short waiting times: Responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions. 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 "How satisfied are you with the responsiveness (waitings) in medical institutions?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff: Skill and competency of medical staff. 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 "How satisfied are you with the skill and competency of the local medical staff?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports: Speed in completing examination and reports. 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 "Speed in completing examination and reports?". The higher the value, the more survey respondents believe it is high in their country.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita: Services, etc., value added (current LCU). Services correspond to ISIC divisions 50-99. They include value added in wholesale and retail trade (including hotels and restaurants), transport, and government, financial, professional, and personal services such as education, health care, and real estate services. Also included are imputed bank service charges, import duties, and any statistical discrepancies noted by national compilers as well as discrepancies arising from rescaling. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The industrial origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Teenage pregnancy: Number of births to women aged below twenty. Data for 1998.
  • 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).
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 9.08 births 2005 160th out of 180
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 10.73 per 1,000 people 2005 149th out of 181
Births > Low birth weight 6.2% 2000 15th out of 26
Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total 118,359 2011 5th out of 32
Births and maternity > All births of boys 235,677 2012 6th out of 45
Births and maternity > All births of girls 221,101 2012 6th out of 45
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 31.2 2010 2nd out of 62
Births and maternity > Crude birth rate 10.5 2010 41st out of 54
Births and maternity > Future births 386.94 2100 59th out of 196
Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 3.8 2012 167th out of 193
Births and maternity > Maternal death rate 6 per 100,000 live births 2010 163th out of 178
Births and maternity > Number of births 485,252 2010 14th out of 54
Births and maternity > Number of births per thousand people 10.53 2010 38th out of 50
Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate 13.3 2007 76th out of 105
Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.88% 2100 77th out of 196
Blood types > A Positive 34% 2010 4th out of 10
Blood types > AB negative 0.5% 2010 7th out of 10
Blood types > AB positive 2.5% 2010 8th out of 10
Blood types > B negative 2% 2010 1st out of 10
Blood types > B positive 8% 2010 8th out of 10
Blood types > O negative 9% 2010 1st out of 10
Blood types > O positive 36% 2010 8th out of 10
Daily smokers 28.1% 2003 9th out of 30
Death rates > Children under 5 4.1 2009 164th out of 183
Death rates > Men 105.76 2006 154th out of 177
Deaths > Deaths of infants 1,620 2012 8th out of 43
Deaths > Percent deaths registered 90-100 2005
Digestive disease deaths 28.1 per 100,000 people 1998 6th out of 26
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 131 2004 92nd out of 189
Diseases > HIV AIDS > AIDS deaths 1,000 2011 51st out of 118
Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 0.4% 2011 77th out of 146
Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 14 2012 158th out of 205
Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles 95% 2011 82nd out of 193
Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.52 2013 80th out of 174
Expenditure per capita > Current US$ 1,971.2$ 2004 24th out of 185
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 1.33 births per woman 2005 158th out of 179
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.4% 2009 73th out of 130
HIV AIDS > Deaths 1,600 2009 58th out of 66
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 130,000 2009 35th out of 133
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 3.44 per 1,000 people 2001 59th out of 126
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000 2.83 2009 69th out of 131
Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance 99.9% 2011 21st out of 34
Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $3,026.65 2011 24th out of 187
Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 3.4 2006 48th out of 109
Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 3.76 2007 11th out of 44
Heart disease deaths 53.8 per 100,000 people 1998 24th out of 26
Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 3.8 per 1,000 people 2003 36th out of 60
Human height > Average female height 1.662 m (5 ft 5 ⁄ 2 in) 2001
Human height > Average male height 1.780 m (5 ft 10 in) 2001
Human height > Stature ratio (male to female ratio) 1.07 2001 7th out of 9
Infant mortality rate > Total 3.39 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 206th out of 216
Life expectancy > Female 84.32 2008 6th out of 182
Life expectancy > Men 79 years 2013 11th out of 99
Life expectancy > Women 85 years 2013 6th out of 99
Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 2,000 2014 25th out of 29
Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 4,399 2014 13th out of 29
Life expectancy at birth > Female 84.37 years 2011 11th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Male 78.16 years 2011 20th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years 80.57 years 2005 6th out of 182
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 81.17 years 2011 14th out of 216
Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 85.4 2011 4th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 79.4 2011 12th out of 196
Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 82.33 2011 6th out of 196
Maternal mortality 6 per 100,000 2001 126th out of 136
Mental health > Mental health index 66% 2007 8th out of 21
Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 5.11 2010 47th out of 141
Nutrition > Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 120 2006 133th out of 169
Obesity 13.1% 2003 12th out of 29
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 3.2 per 1,000 people 2003 19th out of 53
Probability of not reaching 60 10.3% 2050 35th out of 48
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 91.4% 2050 2nd out of 159
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 79.8% 2050 22nd out of 159
Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports 70.26 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Convenient location 79.24 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Cost 85.78 2014 1st out of 23
Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff 69.07 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 74.54 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Modern equipment 94.74 2014 6th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Short waiting times 50.88 2014 8th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff 75.85 2014 5th out of 23
Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports 59.32 2014 10th out of 23
Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita 14,741.19 2010 101st out of 160
Spending > Per person 1,043 1998 23th out of 133
Teenage pregnancy 11,264 births 1998 8th out of 26
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 33.4% 2005 42nd out of 121
Transplants > Heart 33 heart transplants 2002 10th out of 30

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

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  • Spain ranked first for life expectancy at birth, total > years amongst European Union in 2011.
  • Spain ranked second for life expectancy at birth, female > years amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • Spain ranked first for drug access globally in 2000.
  • Spain ranked third for life expectancy at birth, male > years amongst Catholic countries in 2011.

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Troubled with financial crisis of the past few years, Spain is becoming increasingly troubled not only by increasing unemployment rates, but also reduced social security with government cuts in spending both in health care and social welfare. The country, with health care spending as percentage of GDP already bellow European average (8.1%, compared to 15.4% in USA, 10.5% in France and 9.8% in Canada in 2004) has stepped on a precipice to public health crisis: even though the Spanish population and legal immigrants have the right to universal health care guaranteed in the constitution, drawn during Franco’s dictatorship, non-registered immigrants (of which there are almost a million currently living in Spain) don’t enjoy the same benefits. Further restrictions on non-emergency care for non-registered immigrants in 2012 prevented patients with tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis C from getting treated, by requiring them to pay for the lengthy and expensive treatments. Since these diseases are contagious, tuberculosis dangerously so, it could very well lead to an epidemic in the future years, unless preventive measures are taken. On the flip side, Spain seems to be the next favourite destination for medical tourism: the quality of health care - regulated by the standards of European Union - is high, while the cost is among the lowest in Europe. Since 2013, every citizen of European Union can choose to be treated anywhere within the Union (previously this was reimbursed only for emergency care), and a significant number of Europeans are opting for Spain.

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