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United States Health Stats

Definitions

  • Abortions: Legal abortions
  • Access to sanitation: The percentage of the total population with access to sanitation facilities
  • Births by caesarean section: Number of births by caesarean section per 1000 live births (year 2000).
  • 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 from cancer: Cancer death incidence (per 100 000 population) for year 2000.
  • 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.
  • Heart disease deaths: Heart disease deaths per 100000 population (1995-1998)
  • 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.
  • Motor vehicle deaths: Fatalities per 100000 population due to motor vehicle accidents (1999).
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Teenage pregnancy: Number of births to women aged below twenty. Data for 1998.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Abortions 1.21 million 2003 2nd out of 19
Access to sanitation 100% 2003 6th out of 129
Births by caesarean section 211 live births per 1,000 pe 2000 3rd out of 16
Daily smokers 17.5% 2003 29th out of 30
Death from cancer 321.9 deaths per 100,000 peopl 2000 9th out of 16
Drug access 95% 2000 15th out of 163
HIV AIDS > Deaths 17,000 2009 18th out of 66
Heart disease deaths 106.5 per 100,000 people 1998 13th out of 26
Infant mortality rate > Total 6.06 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 171st out of 216
Maternal mortality 8 per 100,000 2001 119th out of 136
Motor vehicle deaths 15.5 deaths per 100,000 peopl 1999 1st out of 17
Obesity 30.6% 2003 1st out of 29
Red Cross donations 221.26 million 2000 1st out of 37
Spending > Per person 4,271 1998 1st out of 133
Teenage pregnancy 494,357 births 1998 1st out of 26

SOURCES: UNHDR; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; OECD Health Data 2003 and OECD Health Data 2002; OECD Health Data 2005; OECD Health Data 2004; 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; World Health Organization; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; GECD Health Data 2002; International Committee of the Red Cross; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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The United States has such a diverse population that these average statistics are very misleading. Most of the other countries are nearly a single race. Breakdowns by race for the various countries would be very informative.

For example life expectancy for the average population in the UK is higher than the average in the US. However when comparing only the white population the life expectancy is nearly the same for the two countries.

Posted on 11 Jul 2011

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