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Tuvalu

Tuvalu Health Stats

Definitions

  • Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth: Average age of mother at first childbirth.
  • Births and maternity > Crude birth rate: Country's crude birth rate. The crude birth rate is the number of live births for every 1,000 people.
  • Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate: How many infants, out of 1000, who will die before attaining one year of age.
  • 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.
  • Deaths > Percent deaths registered: Civil registration coverage of deaths (%).
  • Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population): The number of people that will die from cancer out of 100,000 people the same age. The number is not an accurate telling of the country's cancer rate, but rather how fatal cancer is in each country.
  • Diseases > 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.
  • Health expenditure per capita > Current US$: Health expenditure per capita (current US$). Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditures as a ratio of total population. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people: Hospital beds include inpatient beds available in public, private, general, and specialized hospitals and rehabilitation centers. In most cases beds for both acute and chronic care are included."
  • Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people: Physicians include generalist and specialist medical practitioners.
  • 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 > Men: Life expectancy for men.
  • Life expectancy > Women: Life expectancy for women.
  • 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.
  • 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.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Births and maternity > Average age of mother at childbirth 28.6 2005 56th out of 105
Births and maternity > Crude birth rate 19.7 2005 38th out of 145
Births and maternity > Infant mortality rate 24.8 2012 74th out of 193
Births and maternity > Teenage birth rate 27.5 2005 61st out of 123
Deaths > Percent deaths registered >75 2000
Diseases > Cancer > Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population) 123 2004 113th out of 189
Diseases > Incidence of tuberculosis > Per 100,000 people 241 2012 31st out of 205
Health expenditure per capita > Current US$ $629.19 2011 62nd out of 187
Health services > Hospital beds > Per 1,000 people 5.6 2001 27th out of 70
Health services > Physicians > Per 1,000 people 0.91 2003 46th out of 57
Infant mortality rate > Total 34.52 deaths/1,000 live births 2011 67th out of 216
Life expectancy > Men 62 years 2013 94th out of 99
Life expectancy > Women 65 years 2013 96th out of 99
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 64.75 years 2011 164th out of 216
Services, etc., value added > Current LCU per capita 2,517.85 2012 99th out of 107

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization. Source tables; World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report.; World Health Organization National Health Account database (see http://apps.who.int/nha/database/DataExplorerRegime.aspx for the most recent updates).; World Health Organisation, OECD, supplemented by country data.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; 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.

Citation

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

  • Tuvalu has ranked last for services, etc., value added > current LCU since 1997.
  • Tuvalu ranked 5th last for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2011.
  • Tuvalu ranked first for smoking rate > women amongst Former British colonies in 2006.
  • Tuvalu ranked #5 for disease prevention > tuberculosis case detection rate > all forms amongst Hot countries in 2008.