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Health > Diseases Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cholera cases: Total number of cholera cases reported in the country.
  • HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes: People living with HIV, 15-49 years old, percentage.
  • 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.
  • Measles > Children immunised against measles: Percentage of children under 1 year old immunized against measles.
  • Measles cases: Number of reported measles cases.
  • Neonatal tetanus cases: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tuberculosis cases: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases.
  • Tuberculosis cases per million people: Number of reported tuberbculosis cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14: Population with HIV/AIDS (estimate).
  • Neonatal tetanus cases per million people: Number of reported cases of tetanus in newborns. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Cholera cases per million people: Total number of cholera cases reported in the country. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Mumps cases per million people: Number of reported mumps cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Total tetanus cases: Number of all reported tetanus cases.
  • Pertussis cases: Number of reported pertussis cases. Pertussis is commonly called whooping cough.
  • 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.
  • Total tetanus cases per million people: Number of all reported tetanus cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Rubella cases: Number of reported rubella cases. Rubella is commonly called the German Measles.
  • Rubella cases per million people: Number of reported rubella cases. Rubella is commonly called the German Measles. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • 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.
  • Mumps cases: Number of reported mumps cases.
  • 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.
  • Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5: Prevalence of anemia among children (% of children under 5). Prevalence of anemia, children under age 5, is the percentage of children under age 5 whose hemoglobin level is less than 110 grams per liter at sea level.
  • Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases > % of total: Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases (% of total). Cause of death refers to the share of all deaths for all ages by underlying causes. Non-communicable diseases include cancer, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, digestive diseases, skin diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, and congenital anomalies.
  • Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV: 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 ages 15+ who are living with HIV.
  • 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.
  • Measles cases per million people: Number of reported measles cases. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 147
Ranked 51st. 11% more than United States
133
Ranked 86th.
Cardiovascular death rate (per 100,000 population) 175
Ranked 165th.
179
Ranked 162nd. 2% more than United Kingdom
Cholera cases 32
Ranked 35th. 5 times more than United States
7
Ranked 41st.
HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Aged over 15 67000 1200000
HIV AIDS > Prevalance > 15-49 year old > Both sexes 0.3%
Ranked 90th.
0.7%
Ranked 56th. 2 times more than United Kingdom

Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 15
Ranked 155th. 4 times more than United States
3.6
Ranked 196th.

Measles > Children immunised against measles 90%
Ranked 121st. The same as United States
90%
Ranked 119th.

Measles cases 1,022
Ranked 21st. 34 times more than United States
30
Ranked 69th.
Neonatal tetanus cases 0.0
Ranked 131st.
0.0
Ranked 99th.
Obesity > Obesity rate (men) 23%
Ranked 4th.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 44% more than United Kingdom
Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI) 26.19
Ranked 22nd.
27.82
Ranked 5th. 6% more than United Kingdom
Overweight > Female Body Mass Index (BMI) 24.76
Ranked 42nd.
27
Ranked 10th. 9% more than United Kingdom
Overweight > Male Body Mass Index (BMI) 27.62
Ranked 15th.
28.64
Ranked 6th. 4% more than United Kingdom
Tuberculosis cases 1,639
Ranked 83th.
4,864
Ranked 54th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
Tuberculosis cases per million people 26.87
Ranked 150th. 66% more than United States
16.15
Ranked 162nd.
Obesity > Obesity rate (women) 23%
Ranked 4th.
33.2%
Ranked 4th. 44% more than United Kingdom
HIV AIDS > Number living with HIV AIDS > Women > Aged above 14 21000 300000
Neonatal tetanus cases per million people 0.0
Ranked 128th.
0.0
Ranked 98th.
Cholera cases per million people 0.525
Ranked 37th. 23 times more than United States
0.0232
Ranked 48th.
Mumps cases per million people 42.12
Ranked 41st. 18 times more than United States
2.37
Ranked 74th.
Total tetanus cases 4
Ranked 84th.
20
Ranked 42nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Pertussis cases 1,163
Ranked 19th.
8,739
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than United Kingdom
Prevalence of anemia among pregnant women > % 15.23%
Ranked 114th. 3 times more than United States
5.7%
Ranked 131st.

Total tetanus cases per million people 0.0656
Ranked 117th.
0.0664
Ranked 116th. 1% more than United Kingdom
Rubella cases 31
Ranked 53th. 3 times more than United States
11
Ranked 70th.
Rubella cases per million people 0.508
Ranked 86th. 14 times more than United States
0.0365
Ranked 103th.
Pertussis cases per million people 19.07
Ranked 38th.
29.01
Ranked 32nd. 52% more than United Kingdom
Mumps cases 2,569
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
715
Ranked 35th.
Diabetes > Prevalence > % of population ages 20 to 79 5.59%
Ranked 140th.
9.35%
Ranked 60th. 67% more than United Kingdom
Prevalence of anemia among children > % of children under 5 8%
Ranked 4th. 6 times more than United States
1.3%
Ranked 10th.
Cause of death, by non-communicable diseases > % of total 88.17%
Ranked 36th. 2% more than United States
86.57%
Ranked 46th.
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 30.5%
Ranked 95th. 54% more than United States
19.8%
Ranked 137th.

Overweight > Ratio of male to female BMI 1.12
Ranked 45th. 5% more than United States
1.06
Ranked 76th.
Measles cases per million people 16.76
Ranked 39th. 168 times more than United States
0.0996
Ranked 112th.

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