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EU Countries – HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 497,481,657

Female percentage of population (2007): 51.20%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 15.8%
Ages 15-24 12.6%
Ages 25-49 36.3%
Ages 50-64 18.3%
Ages 65-79 12.6%
Age 80 and older 4.5%

 

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2004) :

  • Female: 15.45%
  • Male: 17.08%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 18.92%
  • Male: 13.79%

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BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2004):

  • 80.9 years female
  • 74.6 years male

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Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2005): 243.28

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): no data

Percentage using contraception: no data

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 58.3%
  • Male: 72.5%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 51.4%
  • 1997: 58.3%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 7.8%
  • Male: 6.6%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees (2005):

  • Female: 26,585.4
  • Male: 34,418.1

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LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 70.8%

Marriage rate (2005): 4.9 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2005): 2.0 per 1000 people

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Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Death rate from stroke ages 0-64:

  • – Female: 17,911
  • – Male: 30,070

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Female: 136.2
  • – Male: 241.1

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 9.19
  • – Death: 3.73

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Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: no data
  • – Death: 25.14

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 5081
  • – Colorectal: 11947
  • – Lung: 21532

Age-standardized incidence rates of colorectal cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 35.6
  • Male: 59.0

Age-standardized incidence rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 21.7
  • Male: 71.8

Age-standardized mortality rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 15.67
  • Male: 70.92

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 9.1

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1673.55

Percentage non-smokers (2003): no data

Percentage daily smokers (2003): no data

Percentage overweight: no data

Percentage obese: no data

Low Energy Expenditure: no data

 

MOBILITY DISORDERS

In progress

MENTAL HEALTH

In progress

SEXUAL HEALTH

In progress

CHRONIC DISABLING DISORDERS

In progress

HEALTHCARE

In progress

This resource has been compiled from a range of information to assist researchers by having a facility with as much basic information in regard to health information in Europe and the individual member countries.

This reseource has been assembled from information and data gathered from: Eurostat, WHO Europe Office and other sources.

– Research completed by Kristin Semancik

 

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