×

Health Stats: compare key data on Belgium & United States

Compare vs for  

Definitions

  • 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 and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • 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 > Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate.
  • 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.
  • Life expectancy > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • Blood types > O negative: Percentage of population in each county with O negative blood type.
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Male: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females: Female YPLL. Years lost to premature death. 

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

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

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Heart disease deaths: Heart disease deaths per 100000 population (1995-1998)
  • Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • Blood types > AB negative: Percentage of each country's population with AB negative blood type.
  • 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.
  • Blood types > O positive: Percentage of each country's population with 0 positive blood type.
  • 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.
  • Blood types > B negative: Percentage of each country's population with B negative blood type.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Blood types > A Positive: Percentage of each country's population with A positive blood type.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blood types > B positive: Percentage of each country's population with B positive blood type. 
  • Probability of reaching 65 > Female: Probability at birth of reaching the age of 65.
  • Blood types > AB positive: Percentage of each country's population with AB positive blood type.
  • 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.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infants: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Expenditure per capita > Current US$: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: 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.
  • 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.
  • Teenage pregnancy: Number of births to women aged below twenty. Data for 1998.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Maternal death rate: Number of mothers who died giving birth, out of 100,000 births.
  • Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.
  • 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.
  • 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 > Women: 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."
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total: Legally induced abortions by urban/rural residence of woman.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 > Male: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Services, etc., value added > Current LCU: 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.
  • Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance: Percentage of population covered by governmental / social health insurance.
  • Births by caesarean section: Number of births by caesarean section per 1000 live births (year 2000).
  • Infant mortality > Infant mortality: The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age expressed per 1 000 live births. Neonatal mortality refers to the death of children under 28 days.
  • 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.
  • Death rates > Infants: Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year."
  • 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.
  • Health care system > Total public and private health insurance coverage: Percentage of population covered either by private or by governmental / social health insurance.
  • 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.
  • Births and maternity > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given: Maternity leave benefits.
  • Motor vehicle deaths: Fatalities per 100000 population due to motor vehicle accidents (1999).
  • Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars: Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars, 2002
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total per thousand people: Legally induced abortions by urban/rural residence of woman. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Spending > Per person: Spending per capita (PPP) in $US 1998.
  • Mental health > Prevalence of mental health problems > Lifetime prevalence: 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.
  • Births and maternity > Twin births per million people: Number of births, in which two children were born. A mother giving birth to twins is counted as one birth. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Respiratory disease deaths: Diseases of the respiratory system deaths per 100,000 population (1995-1998)
  • Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
  • Obesity > Obese population aged 15 or more > Females: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
  • Digestive disease deaths: Diseases of the digestive system deaths per 100,000 population (1995-1998)
  • Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Suicide rate > Gender ratio: Suicide rates per 100,000 people
  • 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 > Life expectancy at birth > Total: Life expectancy measures how long on average people would live based on a given set of age-specific death rates. However, the actual age-specific death rates of any particular birth cohort cannot be known in advance. If age-specific death rates are falling (as has been the case over the past decades in OECD countries), actual life spans will be higher than life expectancy calculated with current death rates.
  • Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Total population: Healthy life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 - Total population
  • Life expectancy > 95 percent range: 95% range.
  • Diseases > Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cardiovascular diseases out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cardiovascular disease rate, but rather how fatal cardiovascular diseases are in each country.
  • Teenage pregnancy per million: Number of births to women aged below twenty. Data for 1998. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Consultation with doctors: Average number of visits to a doctor per person per year Data is for 2000.
  • Diseases > Obesity > Female obesity rate: Percentage of females older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Health services > 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."
  • Births and maternity > All births of boys: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Circulatory disease deaths: Standardised death rates per 100 000 population (1999).
  • Health spending per capita: 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."
  • Mental health > Prevalence of mental health problems > 12-month prevalence: 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.
  • Diseases > Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average female BMI, 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.
  • 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.
  • Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000: Tuberculosis cases (per 100,000 people)
  • Deaths > Deaths from injuries (per 100,000 population): The number of people that die from injuries out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's injury rate, but rather how fatal injuries are in each country.
  • Survival rate > To age 65 > Men: Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates."
  • Mental health > 12-month prevalence by type > Anxiety: 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.
  • 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.
  • Infant mortality > Female babies: Infant mortality rate for females under 1 year.
  • Deaths > Noncommunicable disease mortality rate: The number of people that die from noncommunicable diseases out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's noncommunicable disease rate, but rather how fatal noncommunicable diseases are in each country.
  • Life expectancy > Healthy years: Estimated number of years of life while healthy, as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See source for details.
  • Births and maternity > Twin births: Number of births, in which two children were born. A mother giving birth to twins is counted as one birth.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infants per million people: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Survival rate > To age 65 > Women: Survival to age 65 refers to the percentage of a cohort of newborn infants that would survive to age 65, if subject to current age specific mortality rates."
  • Health services > Health expenditure per capita > PPP > Constant 2005 international $: 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 international dollars converted using 2005 purchasing power parity (PPP) rates."
  • Diseases > Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries compared by average male BMI, 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.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Years > Total population: Life expectancy at birth (years) 2003 - Total population
  • Obesity > Overweight population aged 15 or more: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
  • Births and maternity > Number of births per thousand people: Total number of live births. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Intestinal diseases death rate: Death rate from intestinal infectious diseases
    Units: Deaths/100,000 Population
    Units: The final number is based on an aggregation of deaths recorded for WHO code B01 for all age groups by sex. These were then combined with UN Population Division population data for the country in that particular year. The death rates were standardized utilizing the age structure for the population of Canada. See page 22 of the2001 ESI report for more details on the methodology.
  • Health care funding > Total per capita: Public and private funding of health care expenditure, in US $ PPP per capita. Data for 2000.
  • Percentage of life lived in ill health > Female: Estimated percentage of total years of expected lifespan to be lived in ill health. Estimated for females at birth. Data for 2001. See source for further details.
  • Health services > Outpatient visits per capita: Outpatient visits per capita are the number of visits to health care facilities per capita, including repeat visits."
  • Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people: Incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases.
  • Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more > Males: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
  • Diseases > Obesity > Obesity rate (men): Percentage of males aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • Life expectancy > Inequality adjusted index: Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infant boys: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Child maltreatment deaths: Child maltreatment deaths per 100000 population under 15 (1990s).
  • Obesity > Overweight population aged 15 or more > Males: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
  • Deaths > Rural deaths of infants per million people: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infant boys per million people: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Teen birth rate: Average number of births for every 1,000 girls aged 15 to 19
  • Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Both sexes: Adult mortality rate (probability of dying between 15 and 60 years per 1000 population).
  • Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Serious: 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.
  • Dependency ratio per 100: Dependency ratio (per 100), 2003
  • Medical staff > Dental staff (per 10,000 people): Dentistry personnel density (per 10 000 population).
  • Smoking rate > Women: Prevalence of smoking, female is the percentage of women ages 15 and over who smoke any form of tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and pipes, and excluding smokeless tobacco. Data include daily and non-daily smoking."
  • Diseases > Tuberculosis cases: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases.
  • Births and maternity > Caesarean birth rate: Percentage of live births that are delivered through a cesarean section, more commonly referred to as a c-section.
  • Diseases > Neonatal tetanus cases: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns.
  • Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > Serious: 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.
  • Infant mortality rate > Female: 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.
  • Health care funding > Private per capita: Private funding of health care expenditure, in US $ PPP per capita. Data for 2000.
  • Births and maternity > Triplet births per million people: Number of births, in which three children were born. A mother giving birth to triplets is counted as one birth. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Mild: 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.
  • 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)
  • Health care funding > Public per capita: Public funding of health care expenditure, in US $ PPP per capita. Data for 2000.
  • Tobacco > Male smoking rate: Male [%].
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Rape or incest: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Life expectancy > Male healthy years: Number of years of life while 'healthy', as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See the source for details.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infant girls: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Deaths > Urban deaths of infants: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Births and maternity > Single births: Number of births, in which one child was born.
  • Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > No mental health problem: 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.
  • Diseases > Measles cases: Number of reported measles cases.
  • Mental health > 12-month prevalence by type > Substance: 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.
  • Years lived in ill health > Male: Average number of years that males will live in ill health; estimated at birth. Data for 2001. See source for details.
  • Years lived in ill health > Female: Average number of years that females will live in ill health; estimated at birth. Data for 2001. See source for details.
  • Tobacco > Female smoking rate: Female [%].
  • Duration of hospitalisation: Average length of stay in a hospital per patient admitted to acute care (2000).
  • Reproductive health > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate > Per 100,000 live births: Maternal mortality ratio is the number of women who die during pregnancy and childbirth, per 100,000 live births. The data are estimated with a regression model using information on fertility, birth attendants, and HIV prevalence."
  • Red Cross donations per capita: 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). Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Females: Healthy life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 - Females
  • Circulatory disease deaths per million: Standardised death rates per 100 000 population (1999). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Percentage of life lived in ill health > Males: Estimated percentage of total years of expected lifespan to be lived in ill health. Estimated for males at birth. Data for 2001. See source for further details.
  • Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Males: Adult mortality rate (probability of dying between 15 and 60 years per 1000 population).
  • Diseases > Tuberculosis cases per million people: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diseases > Obesity > Obesity rate (women): Percentage of females aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • Diseases > Obesity > Male obesity rate: Percentage of males older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Males: Healthy life expectancy at birth (years) 2002 - Males
  • Reproductive health > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > Rate varies by country: Life time risk of maternal death is the probability that a 15-year-old female will die eventually from a maternal cause assuming that current levels of fertility and mortality (including maternal mortality) do not change in the future, taking into account competing causes of death. "
  • HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49: People living with HIV/AIDS, women (age 15-49)
  • Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > Mild: 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.
  • Children living with AIDS per 1000: People living with HIV/AIDS, children (age 0-14). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Births and maternity > Future births per million people: 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. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Spending > Public: World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC.
  • Daily smokers > 1990: Data on tobacco consumption - this is a percentage of the total population who smoked at least one cigarette a day in 1990.
  • Disease prevention > Tuberculosis case detection rate > All forms: Tuberculosis case detection rate (all forms) is the percentage of newly notified tuberculosis cases (including relapses) to estimated incident cases (case detection, all forms)."
  • Life expectancy > Female healthy years: Number of years of life while 'healthy', as defined by the OECD. Estimates for 2001. See source for details.
  • Total fertility rate: Total fertility rate, 2003
  • Infant mortality > Male babies: Infant mortality rate for males under 1 year.
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > To preserve mental health: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Moderate: 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.
  • Births by caesarean section per million: Number of births by caesarean section per 1000 live births (year 2000). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Teen abortion rate > 1996: Number of teen abortions per 100,000 women in the age group 15-19 years.
  • Children living with AIDS: People living with HIV/AIDS, children (age 0-14)
  • Life expectancy at birth > Years > Females: Life expectancy at birth (years) 2003 - Females
  • Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Females: Adult mortality rate (probability of dying between 15 and 60 years per 1000 population).
  • Caesarian birth rate: Percent of births delivered by caesarean section.
  • Respiratory disease child death rate: Child death rate from respiratory diseases
    Units: Deaths/100,000 Population Aged 0-14
    Units: The final number is based on an aggregation of deaths recorded for WHO codes B31 and B320, and B321, by sex and by age. These were then combined with UN Population Division population data broken down by age group to produce rates. See page 22 of the 2001 ESI report for more details on the methodology.
  • Life expectancy > Centenarians per 100,000 people: Amount of centenarians per 100,000 people in each country. Results were compiled by the UN, using estimates from 1950-2008.
  • Diseases > HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • Diseases > Neonatal tetanus cases per million people: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > On request: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Economic or social reasons: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Diseases > Pertussis cases: Number of reported pertussis cases. Pertussis is commonly called whooping cough.
  • Diseases > Mumps cases per million people: Number of reported mumps cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diseases > Total tetanus cases: Number of all reported tetanus cases.
  • Probability of dying before 5 > Females: Probability of females dying before reaching the age of 5. (2003)
  • Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars: Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars, 2002
  • Stomach cancer deaths: Stomach cancer deaths per 100,000 population (1995-1998)
  • Spending > Private: Private expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP 1998.
  • Teen pregnancy rate > 1996: Total number of teenage pregnancies per 100,000 women in the age group 15-19 years. Figures are sum of birth rate and abortion rate
  • Cause of death, by injury > % of total: Cause of death, by injury (% of total). Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Injuries include unintentional and intentional injuries.
  • Private health spending > % of GDP: Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations."
  • Public health spending > % of government spending: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds."
  • % immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3: Health - % immunized 2002 1-year-old children - DPT3
  • Nutrition > Low-birthweight babies > % of births: Low-birthweight babies are newborns weighing less than 2,500 grams, with the measurement taken within the first hours of life, before significant postnatal weight loss has occurred."
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Foetal impairment: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Life expectancy at birth > Years > Males: Life expectancy at birth (years) 2003 - Males
  • Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births: Number of births, in which four or five children were born. A mother giving birth to quadruplets or quintuplets is counted as one birth.
  • Births and maternity > All births of girls: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence.
  • Births and maternity > All births of girls per thousand people: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Diseases > Diabetes > Prevalence > % of population ages 20 to 79: Diabetes prevalence (% of population ages 20 to 79). Diabetes prevalence refers to the percentage of people ages 20-79 who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
  • Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > To save the woman's life: Abortion laws by grounds on which abortion is permitted.
  • Births and maternity > Single births per thousand people: Number of births, in which one child was born. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Births and maternity > All births of boys per thousand people: Live births by sex and urban/rural residence. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Nutrition > Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population: Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 2.5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.
  • Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Disease prevention > Improved water source > % of population with access: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling."
  • Disease prevention > Improved water source > Urban > % of urban population with access: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling."
  • Immunisation > Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months: Immunization, DPT (% of children ages 12-23 months). Child immunization measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (or whooping cough), and tetanus (DPT) after receiving three doses of vaccine.
  • Immunisation > Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months: Immunization, measles (% of children ages 12-23 months). Child immunization measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against measles after receiving one dose of vaccine.
  • Expenditure > Private > % of GDP: Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.
  • HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,: Health - HIV/AIDS - Adult prevalence rate (15-49 years), end-2001
  • Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of total expenditure on health: Out-of-pocket health expenditure (% of total expenditure on health). Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure.
  • Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV: Female adults with HIV refers to the percentage of women of those ages 15-49 infected with HIV.
  • Health expenditure, private > % of GDP: Health expenditure, private (% of GDP). Private health expenditure includes direct household (out-of-pocket) spending, private insurance, charitable donations, and direct service payments by private corporations.
  • Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Risk factors > Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV: Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Female rate is as a percentage of the total population with HIV.
  • Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Female > % ages 15-24: Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Youth rates are as a percentage of the relevant age group.
  • Risk factors > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people: Incidence of tuberculosis is the estimated number of new pulmonary, smear positive, and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis cases."
  • Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Total > % of population ages 15-49: Prevalence of HIV refers to the percentage of people ages 15-49 who are infected with HIV.
  • Public health spending > % of GDP: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds."
  • Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health: Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health, 2002
  • Total expenditure as % of GDP: Total expenditure on health in the country given as a percentage of its GDP (Data for 2001).
  • Smoking prevalence > Females > % of adults: Prevalence of smoking, female is the percentage of women who smoke cigarettes. The age range varies among countries but in most is 18 and older or 15 and older.
  • Expenditure > Total > % of GDP: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. 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.
  • Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population: Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 2.5 signifies a prevalence of undernourishment below 2.5%.
  • Improved water source > % of population with access: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population with reasonable access to an adequate amount of water from an improved source, such as a household connection, public standpipe, borehole, protected well or spring, and rainwater collection. Unimproved sources include vendors, tanker trucks, and unprotected wells and springs. Reasonable access is defined as the availability of at least 20 liters a person a day from a source within one kilometer of the dwelling.
  • Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health: Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure.
  • Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.
  • Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.
  • Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births per million people: Number of births, in which four or five children were born. A mother giving birth to quadruplets or quintuplets is counted as one birth. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Diseases > Measles cases per million people: Number of reported measles cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health: Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health, 2002
  • Disease prevention > Immunisation against tetanus > % of children ages 12-23 months: Child immunisation measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against diphtheria, pertussis (or whooping cough), and tetanus (DPT) after receiving three doses of vaccine."
  • Disease prevention > Immunisation > Measles > % of children ages 12-23 months: Child immunisation measures the percentage of children ages 12-23 months who received vaccinations before 12 months or at any time before the survey. A child is considered adequately immunized against measles after receiving one dose of vaccine.
  • Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Male > % ages 15-24: Prevalence of HIV is the percentage of people who are infected with HIV. Youth rates are as a percentage of the relevant age group.
  • Mortality > Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths: Completeness of total death reporting is the number of total deaths reported by national statistics authorities to the United Nations Statistics Division's Demography Yearbook divided by the number of total deaths estimated by the United Nations Population Division.
  • Health services > Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health: Out of pocket expenditure is any direct outlay by households, including gratuities and in-kind payments, to health practitioners and suppliers of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic appliances, and other goods and services whose primary intent is to contribute to the restoration or enhancement of the health status of individuals or population groups. It is a part of private health expenditure."
  • Health spending > % of GDP: Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. 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."
  • Public health spending > % of total health spending: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organisations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. 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."
  • Deaths > Rural deaths of infants: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age.
  • Diseases > Total tetanus cases per million people: Number of all reported tetanus cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Public spending as % of total: Public expenditure on health as a % of total expenditure on health (Data for year 2002).
  • Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure: Out-of-pocket expenditure on health as % of private expenditure on health, 2002
  • Infant mortality rate > Male: 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.
  • Deaths > Deaths of infant girls per million people: An infant death is the death from any cause of a live-born child under one year of age. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Health expenditure, total > % of GDP: Health expenditure, total (% of GDP). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. 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.
  • Diseases > Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women > %: Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women (%). Prevalence of anemia, pregnant women, is the percentage of pregnant women whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.
  • Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions > % of total: Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions (% of total). Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions include infectious and parasitic diseases, respiratory infections, and nutritional deficiencies such as underweight and stunting.
  • Percent of pregnancies aborted > 1996: Percentage of teen pregnancies aborted in 1996.
  • Health services > External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health: External resources for health are funds or services in kind that are provided by entities not part of the country in question. The resources may come from international organisations, other countries through bilateral arrangements, or foreign nongovernmental organisations. These resources are part of total health expenditure."
  • Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained."
  • Disease prevention > Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases: Tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed."
  • External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health: External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health, 2002
  • Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: Total expenditure on health as % of GDP, 2002
  • % immunized 1-year-old children > Measles: Health - % immunized 2002 1-year-old children - Measles
  • Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS: DOTS detection rate is the percentage of estimated new infectious tuberculosis cases detected under the directly observed treatment, short course case detection and treatment strategy.
  • % immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3: Health - % immunized 2002 1-year-old children - Polio3
  • % immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3: Health - % immunized 2002 1-year-old children - HepB3
  • Teen mother birth rate > 1996: Number of teenage birth per 100,000 women in the age group 15-19 years.
  • Reproductive health > Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total: Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns."
  • Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases: Tuberculosis treatment success rate is the percentage of new, registered smear-positive (infectious) cases that were cured or in which a full course of treatment was completed.
  • Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access: Access to improved sanitation facilities refers to the percentage of the population with at least adequate access to excreta disposal facilities that can effectively prevent human, animal, and insect contact with excreta. Improved facilities range from simple but protected pit latrines to flush toilets with a sewerage connection. To be effective, facilities must be correctly constructed and properly maintained.
  • Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total: Births attended by skilled health staff are the percentage of deliveries attended by personnel trained to give the necessary supervision, care, and advice to women during pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period; to conduct deliveries on their own; and to care for newborns.
  • Health expenditure, public > % of total health expenditure: Health expenditure, public (% of total health expenditure). Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. 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.
  • Diseases > Overweight > Ratio of male to female BMI: Compares the ratio of male to female BMI by countries, 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.
  • Duration of hospitalisation per million: Average length of stay in a hospital per patient admitted to acute care (2000). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Expenditure > Public > % of GDP: Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds.
  • Diseases > Pertussis cases per million people: Number of reported pertussis cases. Pertussis is commonly called whooping cough. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Child injury death index: Child injury death" index is defined as the annual number of deaths from injuries (unintentional and intentional) among 1 to 14 year old children per 10,000 children of those ages.
  • Births and maternity > Percent of births registered: Civil registration coverage of births (%).
  • Births and maternity > Triplet births: Number of births, in which three children were born. A mother giving birth to triplets is counted as one birth.
  • Diseases > Mumps cases: Number of reported mumps cases.
STAT Belgium United States HISTORY
Birth rate > Crude > Per 1,000 people 11.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 145th.
14 per 1,000 people
Ranked 131st. 23% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 29.4
Ranked 9th. 5% more than United States
28
Ranked 18th.

Births and maternity > Future births 131.38
Ranked 91st.
5,124.49
Ranked 4th. 39 times more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Total fertility rate 1.96%
Ranked 41st.
1.99%
Ranked 33th. 2% more than Belgium

Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 6.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United States
3.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 37th.

Life expectancy > Men 77 years
Ranked 25th. 1% more than United States
76 years
Ranked 30th.
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 79.51 years
Ranked 36th. 1% more than United States
78.37 years
Ranked 47th.

Life expectancy at birth, female > Years 83.2
Ranked 24th. 3% more than United States
81.1
Ranked 43th.

Life expectancy at birth, male > Years 77.9
Ranked 26th. 2% more than United States
76.3
Ranked 42nd.

Life expectancy at birth, total > Years 80.49
Ranked 27th. 2% more than United States
78.64
Ranked 40th.

Obesity 11.7%
Ranked 19th.
30.6%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium
Physicians > Per 1,000 people 3.9 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 70% more than United States
2.3 per 1,000 people
Ranked 31st.

Probability of not reaching 60 10.5%
Ranked 33th.
12.8%
Ranked 24th. 22% more than Belgium
Quality of health care system > Cost 67.86
Ranked 11th. 48% more than United States
45.81
Ranked 41st.
Quality of health care system > Health care system index 78.04
Ranked 3rd. 13% more than United States
69.03
Ranked 23th.
Blood types > O negative 7%
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United States
6.6%
Ranked 1st.
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 80.7%
Ranked 17th. 4% more than United States
77.4%
Ranked 32nd.
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 150
Ranked 45th. 13% more than United States
133
Ranked 86th.
Infant mortality rate > Total 4.33 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 188th.
6.06 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 40% more than Belgium

Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Females 2,848
Ranked 7th.
3,633
Ranked 3rd. 28% more than Belgium
Fertility rate > Total > Births per woman 1.72 births per woman
Ranked 142nd.
2.05 births per woman
Ranked 117th. 19% more than Belgium

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS > Per capita 0.964 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th.
3.27 per 1,000 people
Ranked 54th. 3 times more than Belgium

Life expectancy > Years of potential life lost from premature death > Males 5,471
Ranked 8th.
6,291
Ranked 5th. 15% more than Belgium
Heart disease deaths 64.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 22nd.
106.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 13th. 65% more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 3.4
Ranked 170th.
6
Ranked 151st. 76% more than Belgium

Life expectancy > Women 83 years
Ranked 16th. 2% more than United States
81 years
Ranked 33th.
Blood types > AB negative 0.8%
Ranked 6th. 33% more than United States
0.6%
Ranked 1st.
Quality of health care system > Skill and competence of medical staff 85.71
Ranked 1st. 15% more than United States
74.69
Ranked 16th.
Blood types > O positive 38%
Ranked 6th. 2% more than United States
37.4%
Ranked 1st.
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.2%
Ranked 91st.
0.6%
Ranked 62nd. 3 times more than Belgium

Blood types > B negative 1.5%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
1.5%
Ranked 1st.
Quality of health care system > Short waiting times 67.86
Ranked 2nd. 12% more than United States
60.5
Ranked 10th.
Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 5.3
Ranked 19th. 71% more than United States
3.1
Ranked 37th.

Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.15
Ranked 89th.
27.82
Ranked 5th. 15% more than Belgium
Blood types > A Positive 34%
Ranked 6th.
35.7%
Ranked 1st. 5% more than Belgium
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 14,000
Ranked 87th.
1.2 million
Ranked 8th. 86 times more than Belgium

Adolescent fertility rate > Births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 7.79 births
Ranked 165th.
49.83 births
Ranked 83th. 6 times more than Belgium

Blood types > B positive 8.5%
Ranked 7th. The same as United States
8.5%
Ranked 1st.
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 89.5%
Ranked 16th. 4% more than United States
85.7%
Ranked 33th.
Blood types > AB positive 4.1%
Ranked 3rd. 21% more than United States
3.4%
Ranked 1st.
Quality of health care system > Modern equipment 95.24
Ranked 5th.
95.58
Ranked 11th. About the same as Belgium
Deaths > Deaths of infants 415
Ranked 15th.
24,548
Ranked 3rd. 59 times more than Belgium

Expenditure per capita > Current US$ 3,363.2$
Ranked 13th.
6,096.2$
Ranked 1st. 81% more than Belgium

Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $4,962.48
Ranked 12th.
$8,607.88
Ranked 4th. 73% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate 10.8
Ranked 72nd.
34.2
Ranked 18th. 3 times more than Belgium

Teenage pregnancy 2,975 births
Ranked 18th.
494,357 births
Ranked 1st. 166 times more than Belgium
Quality of health care system > Accuracy and completeness in filling out reports 82.14
Ranked 2nd. 10% more than United States
74.35
Ranked 11th.
Births > Low birth weight 6.1%
Ranked 17th.
7.8%
Ranked 5th. 28% more than Belgium
Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 9.7
Ranked 166th. 3 times more than United States
3.6
Ranked 196th.

Births and maternity > Crude birth rate 11.8
Ranked 28th.
13.5
Ranked 24th. 14% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Maternal death rate 8 per 100,000 live births
Ranked 152nd.
21 per 100,000 live births
Ranked 131st. 3 times more than Belgium

Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 4.23
Ranked 5th. 58% more than United States
2.67
Ranked 13th.

Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita 22,619.16
Ranked 84th.
36,945.6
Ranked 65th. 63% more than Belgium

Death rates > Children under 5 4.6
Ranked 157th.
7.8
Ranked 139th. 70% more than Belgium

Death rates > Women 61.09
Ranked 149th.
81.46
Ranked 121st. 33% more than Belgium

Quality of health care system > Speed in delivering examinations and reports 77.38
Ranked 3rd. 11% more than United States
69.57
Ranked 14th.
Death rates > Men 110.93
Ranked 150th.
141.23
Ranked 129th. 27% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total 19,578
Ranked 15th.
825,564
Ranked 2nd. 42 times more than Belgium

Quality of health care system > Friendliness and courtesy of staff 77.38
Ranked 3rd. 3% more than United States
74.92
Ranked 11th.
Nutrition > Depth of hunger > Kilocalories per person per day 110
Ranked 136th. 10% more than United States
100
Ranked 147th.

Births and maternity > Number of births 127,297
Ranked 18th.
4.13 million
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Belgium

Daily smokers 27%
Ranked 13th. 54% more than United States
17.5%
Ranked 29th.
Life expectancy at birth > Total > Years 79.48 years
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
77.71 years
Ranked 34th.

Life expectancy > Male 77.45
Ranked 22nd. 2% more than United States
76
Ranked 34th.

Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 22.21
Ranked 2nd. 2 times more than United States
9.81
Ranked 14th.

Quality of health care system > Convenient location 80.95
Ranked 5th. 1% more than United States
80.1
Ranked 12th.
Services, etc., value added > Current LCU 246.45 billion
Ranked 84th.
11.51 trillion
Ranked 21st. 47 times more than Belgium

Health care system > Population covered by public health insurance 98.8%
Ranked 26th. 3 times more than United States
31.8%
Ranked 34th.
Births by caesarean section 159 live births per 1,000 pe
Ranked 11th.
211 live births per 1,000 pe
Ranked 3rd. 33% more than Belgium
Infant mortality > Infant mortality 3.7 Deaths per 1 000 live bir
Ranked 20th.
6.9 Deaths per 1 000 live bir
Ranked 3rd. 86% more than Belgium
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS per 1000 1.3
Ranked 91st.
3.91
Ranked 61st. 3 times more than Belgium

Death rates > Infants 3.8
Ranked 158th.
6.8
Ranked 139th. 79% more than Belgium

Life expectancy at birth > Female 82.81 years
Ranked 27th. 2% more than United States
80.93 years
Ranked 52nd.

Health care system > Total public and private health insurance coverage 98.8%
Ranked 27th. 16% more than United States
84.9%
Ranked 33th.
Life expectancy > Female 82.9
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
81
Ranked 34th.

Births and maternity > Maternity leave > Weeks of leave given 65
Ranked 33th. 25% more than United States
52
Ranked 83th.
Motor vehicle deaths 15.4 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 2nd.
15.5 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 1st. 1% more than Belgium
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 2,515
Ranked 14th.
5,274
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Abortion > Legal abortions total per thousand people 1.77
Ranked 25th.
2.71
Ranked 27th. 53% more than Belgium

Spending > Per person 2,137
Ranked 12th.
4,271
Ranked 1st. Twice as much as Belgium
Mental health > Prevalence of mental health problems > Lifetime prevalence 29.1%
Ranked 5th.
47.4%
Ranked 1st. 63% more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Twin births per million people 408.78
Ranked 10th.
447.29
Ranked 7th. 9% more than Belgium

Respiratory disease deaths 47 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
51.6 per 100,000 people
Ranked 8th. 10% more than Belgium
Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more 44.1 64.5
Obesity > Obese population aged 15 or more > Females 13.4 33.4
Digestive disease deaths 24.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 14th. 18% more than United States
20.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 16th.
Diseases > Measles > Children immunised against measles 95%
Ranked 78th. 6% more than United States
90%
Ranked 119th.

Diseases > HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 0.3%
Ranked 85th.
0.7%
Ranked 56th. 2 times more than Belgium

Life expectancy at birth > Male 76.35 years
Ranked 37th. 1% more than United States
75.92 years
Ranked 44th.

Suicide rate > Gender ratio 3.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 42nd.
4.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 18th. 45% more than Belgium
Life expectancy at birth > Female > Years 82.4 years
Ranked 12th. 2% more than United States
80.67 years
Ranked 35th.

Life expectancy > Life expectancy at birth > Total 79.5 Number of years
Ranked 17th. 2% more than United States
77.8 Number of years
Ranked 24th.
Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Total population 71.1
Ranked 19th. 3% more than United States
69.3
Ranked 29th.
Life expectancy > 95 percent range (81.90-82.60) (80.50-80.60)
Diseases > Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population) 175
Ranked 164th.
179
Ranked 162nd. 2% more than Belgium
Teenage pregnancy per million 291.58 births
Ranked 17th.
1,792.1 births
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Belgium
Consultation with doctors 7.9 per person per year
Ranked 3rd.
8.9 per person per year
Ranked 2nd. 13% more than Belgium
Diseases > Obesity > Female obesity rate 13%
Ranked 10th.
33%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Belgium
Health services > Nurses and midwives > Per 1,000 people 0.53
Ranked 33th.
9.81
Ranked 3rd. 19 times more than Belgium

Births and maternity > All births of boys 65,000
Ranked 11th.
2.11 million
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Belgium

Circulatory disease deaths 246 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 11th.
265 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 5th. 8% more than Belgium
Health spending per capita 4,056.07
Ranked 15th.
7,284.7
Ranked 4th. 80% more than Belgium

Mental health > Prevalence of mental health problems > 12-month prevalence 12%
Ranked 6th.
26.4%
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Belgium
Diseases > Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI) 22.36
Ranked 106th.
27
Ranked 10th. 21% more than Belgium
Life expectancy at birth > Male > Years 76.7 years
Ranked 24th. 2% more than United States
74.89 years
Ranked 36th.

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 6
Ranked 138th. 3 times more than United States
2
Ranked 165th.
Deaths > Deaths from injuries (per 100,000 population) 44
Ranked 135th.
50
Ranked 122nd. 14% more than Belgium
Survival rate > To age 65 > Men 84.54
Ranked 26th. 1% more than United States
83.35
Ranked 27th.

Mental health > 12-month prevalence by type > Anxiety 6.9%
Ranked 5th.
18.2%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium
Drug access 95%
Ranked 10th. The same as United States
95%
Ranked 15th.
Infant mortality > Female babies 3.7 deaths per 1000 live births
Ranked 185th.
6.8 deaths per 1000 live births
Ranked 155th. 84% more than Belgium

Deaths > Noncommunicable disease mortality rate 437
Ranked 160th.
450
Ranked 156th. 3% more than Belgium
Life expectancy > Healthy years 69.7 years
Ranked 19th. 3% more than United States
67.6 years
Ranked 22nd.
Births and maternity > Twin births 4,378
Ranked 17th.
137,217
Ranked 1st. 31 times more than Belgium

Deaths > Deaths of infants per million people 37.25
Ranked 26th.
79.36
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Belgium

Survival rate > To age 65 > Women 92.22
Ranked 16th. 4% more than United States
88.79
Ranked 42nd.

Health services > Health expenditure per capita > PPP > Constant 2005 international $ $3,322.64
Ranked 16th.
$7,289.82
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Belgium

Diseases > Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI) 25.93
Ranked 63th.
28.64
Ranked 6th. 10% more than Belgium
Life expectancy at birth > Years > Total population 79
Ranked 17th. 3% more than United States
77
Ranked 30th.
Obesity > Overweight population aged 15 or more 31.4 34
Births and maternity > Number of births per thousand people 11.79
Ranked 26th.
13.46
Ranked 23th. 14% more than Belgium

Intestinal diseases death rate 0.84%
Ranked 113th.
7.35%
Ranked 84th. 9 times more than Belgium
Health care funding > Total per capita $2,268.00 per capita
Ranked 9th.
$4,631.00 per capita
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than Belgium
Percentage of life lived in ill health > Female 11.6%
Ranked 14th.
13.5%
Ranked 6th. 16% more than Belgium
Health services > Outpatient visits per capita 7
Ranked 7th.
9
Ranked 7th. 29% more than Belgium

Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 12.77 per 100,000 people
Ranked 160th. 3 times more than United States
4.53 per 100,000 people
Ranked 193th.

Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more > Males 50.6 67.2
Diseases > Obesity > Obesity rate (men) 13.4%
Ranked 9th.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Belgium
Life expectancy > Inequality adjusted index 0.903
Ranked 22nd. 5% more than United States
0.863
Ranked 33th.
Deaths > Deaths of infant boys 248
Ranked 33th.
13,698
Ranked 2nd. 55 times more than Belgium

Child maltreatment deaths 0.6 per 100,000 children
Ranked 13th.
2.2 per 100,000 children
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Belgium
Obesity > Overweight population aged 15 or more > Males 38.7 39.7
Deaths > Rural deaths of infants per million people 0.556
Ranked 43th.
166.98
Ranked 14th. 300 times more than Belgium

Deaths > Deaths of infant boys per million people 22.97
Ranked 49th.
44.28
Ranked 24th. 93% more than Belgium

Teen birth rate 10
Ranked 34th.
64
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Belgium
Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Both sexes 61
Ranked 157th.
80
Ranked 145th. 31% more than Belgium

Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Serious 2.4%
Ranked 5th.
7.7%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Belgium
Dependency ratio per 100 53
Ranked 114th. 4% more than United States
51
Ranked 125th.
Medical staff > Dental staff (per 10,000 people) 8 16
Smoking rate > Women 24
Ranked 29th. 26% more than United States
19
Ranked 47th.
Diseases > Tuberculosis cases 322
Ranked 118th.
4,864
Ranked 54th. 15 times more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Caesarean birth rate 18%
Ranked 55th.
31%
Ranked 13th. 72% more than Belgium

Diseases > Neonatal tetanus cases 0.0
Ranked 90th.
0.0
Ranked 99th.
Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > Serious 53.9%
Ranked 3rd. 3% more than United States
52.3%
Ranked 4th.
Infant mortality rate > Female 3.78 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 192nd.
5.37 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 171st. 42% more than Belgium

Health care funding > Private per capita $652.00 per capita
Ranked 7th.
$2,580.00 per capita
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Triplet births per million people 5.42
Ranked 35th.
19.25
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Belgium

Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Mild 6.4%
Ranked 4th.
9.2%
Ranked 2nd. 44% more than Belgium
Red Cross donations 6.05 million
Ranked 13th.
221.26 million
Ranked 1st. 37 times more than Belgium
Health care funding > Public per capita $1,616.00 per capita
Ranked 9th.
$2,051.00 per capita
Ranked 3rd. 27% more than Belgium
Tobacco > Male smoking rate 30.1
Ranked 81st. 14% more than United States
26.3
Ranked 95th.
Diseases > HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15 14000 1200000
Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Rape or incest Legal Legal
Life expectancy > Male healthy years 67.7 years
Ranked 19th. 2% more than United States
66.4 years
Ranked 22nd.
Deaths > Deaths of infant girls 191
Ranked 33th.
10,850
Ranked 2nd. 57 times more than Belgium

Deaths > Urban deaths of infants 433
Ranked 20th.
42,750
Ranked 2nd. 99 times more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Single births 122,769
Ranked 19th.
3.99 million
Ranked 1st. 32 times more than Belgium

Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > No mental health problem 7.2%
Ranked 3rd.
8.1%
Ranked 1st. 13% more than Belgium
Diseases > Measles cases 64
Ranked 53th. 2 times more than United States
30
Ranked 69th.
Mental health > 12-month prevalence by type > Substance 1.2%
Ranked 6th.
3.8%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium
Years lived in ill health > Male 7.1 years
Ranked 14th.
8 years
Ranked 7th. 13% more than Belgium
Years lived in ill health > Female 9.4 years
Ranked 15th.
10.7 years
Ranked 4th. 14% more than Belgium
Life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est. 2006 est.
Tobacco > Female smoking rate 24.1
Ranked 37th. 12% more than United States
21.5
Ranked 43th.
Duration of hospitalisation 8 days
Ranked 4th. 38% more than United States
5.8 days
Ranked 12th.
Reproductive health > Maternal mortality ratio > Modeled estimate > Per 100,000 live births 5
Ranked 159th.
24
Ranked 116th. 5 times more than Belgium

Red Cross donations per capita 0.59
Ranked 15th.
0.784
Ranked 13th. 33% more than Belgium
Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Females 73.3
Ranked 18th. 3% more than United States
71.3
Ranked 29th.
Circulatory disease deaths per million 24.06 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 9th. 25 times more than United States
0.95 deaths per 100,000 peopl
Ranked 18th.
Percentage of life lived in ill health > Males 9.5%
Ranked 11th.
10.8%
Ranked 9th. 14% more than Belgium
Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Males 61
Ranked 157th.
80
Ranked 145th. 31% more than Belgium

Diseases > Tuberculosis cases per million people 30.3
Ranked 145th. 88% more than United States
16.15
Ranked 162nd.
Diseases > Obesity > Obesity rate (women) 13.4%
Ranked 9th.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Belgium
Diseases > Obesity > Male obesity rate 12%
Ranked 9th.
31%
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than Belgium
Healthy life expectancy at birth > Years > Males 68.9
Ranked 23th. 3% more than United States
67.2
Ranked 29th.
Reproductive health > Lifetime risk of maternal death > 1 in > Rate varies by country 10,900
Ranked 11th. 5 times more than United States
2,100
Ranked 47th.
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 0.16
Ranked 85th.
0.61
Ranked 54th. 4 times more than Belgium
Mental health > Share of people receiving treatment > Mild 28.2%
Ranked 2nd. 25% more than United States
22.5%
Ranked 5th.
Children living with AIDS per 1000 0.0318
Ranked 64th.
0.0345
Ranked 61st. 8% more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Future births per million people 11.5
Ranked 153th.
13.79
Ranked 135th. 20% more than Belgium

Spending > Public 6.3% (1999) 5.7% (1999)
Daily smokers > 1990 32%
Ranked 11th. 25% more than United States
25.6%
Ranked 26th.
Disease prevention > Tuberculosis case detection rate > All forms 86.96%
Ranked 44th. The same as United States
86.96%
Ranked 50th.

Life expectancy > Female healthy years 71.8 years
Ranked 15th. 4% more than United States
68.8 years
Ranked 24th.
Total fertility rate 1.7
Ranked 138th.
2.1
Ranked 118th. 24% more than Belgium
Infant mortality > Male babies 5 deaths per 1000 live births
Ranked 177th.
6.8 deaths per 1000 live births
Ranked 163th. 36% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > To preserve mental health Legal Legal
Mental health > 12-month prevalence by severity > Moderate 3.3%
Ranked 8th.
9.4%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium
Births by caesarean section per million 15.51 live births per 1,000 pe
Ranked 8th. 21 times more than United States
0.748 live births per 1,000 pe
Ranked 16th.
Teen abortion rate > 1996 5.2
Ranked 18th.
30.2
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Belgium
Children living with AIDS 330
Ranked 67th.
10,000
Ranked 34th. 30 times more than Belgium
Life expectancy at birth > Years > Females 82
Ranked 14th. 2% more than United States
80
Ranked 32nd.
Deaths > Early death rate (probability of dying beetween 15 and 60 years) > Females 61
Ranked 157th.
80
Ranked 145th. 31% more than Belgium

Caesarian birth rate 16%
Ranked 7th.
23%
Ranked 2nd. 44% more than Belgium
Respiratory disease child death rate 0.94 40.43 (est)
Life expectancy > Centenarians per 100,000 people 14.24
Ranked 15th.
17.3
Ranked 11th. 21% more than Belgium
Diseases > HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14 5400 300000
Diseases > Neonatal tetanus cases per million people 0.0
Ranked 89th.
0.0
Ranked 98th.
Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > On request Legal Legal
Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Economic or social reasons Legal Legal
Diseases > Pertussis cases 293
Ranked 34th.
8,739
Ranked 3rd. 30 times more than Belgium
Diseases > Mumps cases per million people 5.08
Ranked 72nd. 2 times more than United States
2.37
Ranked 74th.
Diseases > Total tetanus cases 1
Ranked 104th.
20
Ranked 42nd. 20 times more than Belgium
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 6 per 1,000 people
Ranked 162nd.
8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 152nd. 33% more than Belgium
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 1,790
Ranked 15th.
2,368
Ranked 5th. 32% more than Belgium
Stomach cancer deaths 6.9
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than United States
3.4
Ranked 26th.
Spending > Private 2.5%
Ranked 55th.
7.1%
Ranked 3rd. 3 times more than Belgium
Teen pregnancy rate > 1996 15.1
Ranked 17th.
85.8
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Belgium
Cause of death, by injury > % of total 6.23%
Ranked 119th.
7.38%
Ranked 93th. 19% more than Belgium
Private health spending > % of GDP 2.43%
Ranked 79th.
8.54%
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than Belgium

Public health spending > % of government spending 14.37%
Ranked 44th.
19.45%
Ranked 6th. 35% more than Belgium

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 90
Ranked 94th.
94
Ranked 75th. 4% more than Belgium
Nutrition > Low-birthweight babies > % of births 7.5%
Ranked 10th.
7.8%
Ranked 12th. 4% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > Foetal impairment Legal Legal
Life expectancy at birth > Years > Males 75
Ranked 27th. The same as United States
75
Ranked 28th.
Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births 0.0
Ranked 38th.
435
Ranked 2nd.

Births and maternity > All births of girls 62,000
Ranked 11th.
2.02 million
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than Belgium

Births and maternity > All births of girls per thousand people 5.56
Ranked 17th.
6.57
Ranked 35th. 18% more than Belgium

Diseases > Diabetes > Prevalence > % of population ages 20 to 79 5.18%
Ranked 152nd.
9.35%
Ranked 60th. 81% more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Abortion > When abortion is legal > To save the woman's life Legal Legal
Births and maternity > Single births per thousand people 11.46
Ranked 26th.
13
Ranked 14th. 13% more than Belgium

Births and maternity > All births of boys per thousand people 5.83
Ranked 18th.
6.89
Ranked 36th. 18% more than Belgium

Nutrition > Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 5%
Ranked 104th. The same as United States
5%
Ranked 116th.

Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 13th.

Disease prevention > Improved water source > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 9th. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 48th.

Disease prevention > Improved water source > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 11th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 18th.

Immunisation > Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 99%
Ranked 5th. 4% more than United States
95%
Ranked 85th.

Immunisation > Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 96%
Ranked 60th. 4% more than United States
92%
Ranked 107th.

Expenditure > Private > % of GDP 2.8%
Ranked 64th.
8.52%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Belgium

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 0.2
Ranked 83th.
0.6
Ranked 55th. 3 times more than Belgium
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of total expenditure on health 19.13%
Ranked 130th. 69% more than United States
11.29%
Ranked 169th.

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 38.57%
Ranked 57th. 54% more than United States
25%
Ranked 91st.

Health expenditure, private > % of GDP 2.55%
Ranked 91st.
9.65%
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than Belgium

Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access 100%
Ranked 6th. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 32nd.

Risk factors > Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 27.33%
Ranked 105th. 31% more than United States
20.91%
Ranked 125th.

Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Female > % ages 15-24 0.1%
Ranked 97th.
0.3%
Ranked 65th. 3 times more than Belgium
Risk factors > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 8.81
Ranked 157th. 85% more than United States
4.76
Ranked 179th.

Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Total > % of population ages 15-49 0.2%
Ranked 91st.
0.6%
Ranked 65th. 3 times more than Belgium

Public health spending > % of GDP 6.96%
Ranked 21st.
7.14%
Ranked 17th. 3% more than Belgium

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 28.8%
Ranked 127th.
55.1%
Ranked 51st. 91% more than Belgium
Total expenditure as % of GDP 9% of GDP
Ranked 10th.
13.9% of GDP
Ranked 1st. 54% more than Belgium
Smoking prevalence > Females > % of adults 25%
Ranked 6th. 30% more than United States
19.2%
Ranked 13th.

Expenditure > Total > % of GDP 9.7%
Ranked 18th.
15.4%
Ranked 1st. 59% more than Belgium

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 2.5%
Ranked 138th. The same as United States
2.5%
Ranked 144th.

Improved water source > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 10th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 15th.

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 83.5%
Ranked 107th. 4 times more than United States
23.8%
Ranked 180th.

Improved sanitation facilities > Rural > % of rural population with access 100%
Ranked 6th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 10th.

Improved sanitation facilities > Urban > % of urban population with access 100%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 13th.

Births and maternity > Quadruplet and quintuplet births per million people 0.0
Ranked 38th.
1.42
Ranked 9th.

Diseases > Measles cases per million people 6.02
Ranked 63th. 60 times more than United States
0.0996
Ranked 112th.
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 6.7%
Ranked 54th.
65.7%
Ranked 4th. 10 times more than Belgium
Disease prevention > Immunisation against tetanus > % of children ages 12-23 months 99%
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United States
95%
Ranked 76th.

Disease prevention > Immunisation > Measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 94%
Ranked 76th. 2% more than United States
92%
Ranked 92nd.

Risk factors > Prevalence of HIV > Male > % ages 15-24 0.2%
Ranked 91st.
0.7%
Ranked 39th. 3 times more than Belgium
Mortality > Completeness of total death reporting > % of reported total deaths to estimated total deaths 97.34%
Ranked 16th.
100%
Ranked 1st. 3% more than Belgium
Health services > Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 76.37%
Ranked 111th. 3 times more than United States
22.59%
Ranked 179th.

Health spending > % of GDP 9.39%
Ranked 26th.
15.68%
Ranked 2nd. 67% more than Belgium

Public health spending > % of total health spending 74.08%
Ranked 51st. 63% more than United States
45.54%
Ranked 139th.

Deaths > Rural deaths of infants 6
Ranked 40th.
33,513
Ranked 2nd. 5586 times more than Belgium

Diseases > Total tetanus cases per million people 0.0941
Ranked 114th. 42% more than United States
0.0664
Ranked 116th.
Public spending as % of total 71.2%
Ranked 17th. 59% more than United States
44.9%
Ranked 25th.
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 86.3%
Ranked 104th. 3 times more than United States
25.4%
Ranked 180th.
Infant mortality rate > Male 4.86 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 189th.
6.72 deaths/1,000 live births
Ranked 169th. 38% more than Belgium

Deaths > Deaths of infant girls per million people 17.69
Ranked 50th.
35.08
Ranked 24th. 98% more than Belgium

Health expenditure, total > % of GDP 10.6%
Ranked 20th.
17.85%
Ranked 3rd. 68% more than Belgium

Diseases > Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women > % 12.9%
Ranked 119th. 2 times more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 131st.

Cause of death, by communicable diseases and maternal, prenatal and nutrition conditions > % of total 7.97%
Ranked 136th. 32% more than United States
6.05%
Ranked 149th.
Percent of pregnancies aborted > 1996 34.4%
Ranked 16th.
35.2%
Ranked 15th. 2% more than Belgium
Health services > External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 0.0
Ranked 139th.
0.0
Ranked 147th.

Disease prevention > Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 13th.

Disease prevention > Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 73.21%
Ranked 113th.
85.5%
Ranked 43th. 17% more than Belgium

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 0.0
Ranked 141st.
0.0
Ranked 146th.
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 9.1%
Ranked 25th.
14.6%
Ranked 1st. 60% more than Belgium
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 75
Ranked 137th.
91
Ranked 80th. 21% more than Belgium
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS 63.97%
Ranked 84th.
85.12%
Ranked 33th. 33% more than Belgium

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 95
Ranked 66th. 6% more than United States
90
Ranked 96th.
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 50
Ranked 100th.
88
Ranked 60th. 76% more than Belgium
Teen mother birth rate > 1996 9.9
Ranked 14th.
55.6
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than Belgium
Reproductive health > Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 99.3%
Ranked 8th. The same as United States
99.3%
Ranked 17th.

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 71.52%
Ranked 117th. 18% more than United States
60.73%
Ranked 153th.

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 100%
Ranked 7th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 11th.

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 100%
Ranked 4th. 1% more than United States
99%
Ranked 8th.

Health expenditure, public > % of total health expenditure 75.95%
Ranked 39th. 65% more than United States
45.94%
Ranked 138th.

Diseases > Overweight > Ratio of male to female BMI 1.16
Ranked 17th. 9% more than United States
1.06
Ranked 76th.
Duration of hospitalisation per million 0.78 days
Ranked 7th. 38 times more than United States
0.0206 days
Ranked 16th.
Expenditure > Public > % of GDP 6.9%
Ranked 20th. About the same as United States
6.88%
Ranked 21st.

Diseases > Pertussis cases per million people 27.57
Ranked 34th.
29.01
Ranked 32nd. 5% more than Belgium
Child injury death index 9.2
Ranked 13th.
14.1
Ranked 4th. 53% more than Belgium
Births and maternity > Percent of births registered >90 >90
Births and maternity > Triplet births 58
Ranked 21st.
5,905
Ranked 1st. 102 times more than Belgium

Diseases > Mumps cases 54
Ranked 69th.
715
Ranked 35th. 13 times more than Belgium

SOURCES: World Development Indicators database; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; (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.; OECD Health Data 2005; 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; health care; Wikipedia: Blood type distribution by country (ABO and Rh blood type distribution by country (population averages)); UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Health Organization. Source tables; Wikipedia: Years of potential life lost (By country); World Health Organization; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organisation, OECD, supplemented by country data.; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre; OECD; World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Bank national accounts data. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; Level & Trends in Child Mortality. Report 2010. Estimates Developed by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNICEF, WHO, World Bank, UN DESA, UNPD).; (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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; Food and Agriculture Organisation, Food Security Statistics (http://www.fao.org/economic/ess/food-security-statistics/en/).; (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), (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; World Health Organization, Global Atlas of the Health Workforce. For latest updates and metadata, see http://apps.who.int/globalatlas/.; World Bank national accounts data; Wikipedia: List of countries by health insurance coverage; http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/data/oecd-health-statistics/oecd-health-data-social-protection_data-00544-en; OECD Health Data 2003 and OECD Health Data 2002; OECD Country statistical profiles 2009; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; GECD Health Data 2002; World Health Organization; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; 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; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy (Life expectancy at birth (years), Global Burden of Disease) (Das, Pamela; Samarasekera, Udani (2012). "The story of GBD 2010: a "super-human" effort" . The Lancet 380 (9859): 2067–2070. doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)62174-6 . Wang, Haidong; Dwyer-Lindgren, Laura; Lofgren, Katherine T; Rajaratnam, Julie Knoll; Marcus, Jacob R; Levin-Rector, Alison; Levitz, Carly E; Lopez, Alan D; Murray, Christopher JL (2012). "Age-specific and sex-specific mortality in 187 countries, 1970–2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010". The Lancet 380 (9859): 2071–2094. doi : 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61719-X ., ); World Health Organization. Source tables; UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; OECD Health Data 2003 plus OECD Health Data 2002; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a43, Prevalence of obesity among adults; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; OECD Health Data 2003 and Health Data 2002. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia's Health 2002; World Health Organisation National Health Account database (www.who.int/nha/en) supplemented by country data.; UNHDR; World Health Organization. Source tables; 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.; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; WHO, OECD and supplemented by country data.; World Health Organization. Source tables; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; UNICEF; United Nations Population Division, World Population Prospects: The 1994 Revision, 1994; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic.; World Health Organization. Source tables; United Nations Children's Fund. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; International Committee of the Red Cross; Wikipedia: Prevalence of tobacco consumption (Rates) (WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, pp.278–287. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.67. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.287. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.68. WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2008, p.268–287.); United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy; Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990-2008. Estimates Developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank.; International Committee of the Red Cross. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; OECD Health Data 2003 and Health Data 2002. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia's Health 2002. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; Maternal Mortality: Estimates Developed by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; UNHDR. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organisation, Global Tuberculosis Control Report.; OECD Health Data 2003 and OECD Health Data 2002. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; UNICEF: A league table of teenage births in rich nations July, 2001.; UNHDR; http://data.un.org/Data.aspx?q=caesarean&d=GenderStat&f=inID%3a48, Percent of births delivered by caesarean section; Wikipedia: Centenarian (Centenarian populations by country) ("World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision" . United Nations. Retrieved 24 February 2013. "World Population Ageing 2009" . (PDF) ST/ESA/SER.A/295. Population Division – Department of Economic and Social Affairs. United Nations. October 2010. p.27. "Chapter 1: Setting the Scene" (PDF). UNFPA. 2012 . Retrieved 11 January 2013 .); World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organization. Source tables; The World Health Report 2001; Derived based on the data from WHO's World Health Statistics.; UNICEF; UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, and Demographic and Health Surveys by Macro International.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; International Diabetes Federation, Diabetes Atlas.; Food and Agriculture Organisation (http://www.fao.org/faostat/foodsecurity/index_en.htm).; World Health Organisation and United Nations Children's Fund, Joint Measurement Programme (JMP) (http://www.wssinfo.org/).; WHO and UNICEF (http://www.who.int/immunization_monitoring/routine/en/).; UNAIDS and the WHO's Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic.; OECD Health Data 2004; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; WHO and UNICEF (http://www.who.int/immunisation_monitoring/routine/en/).; The United Nations Statistics Division's Population and Vital Statistics Report and the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; World Health Organization, Worldwide Prevalence of Anemia.; World Health Organization. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (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.; UNICEF (1995-1998); World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables