Austria – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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Map of Austria

AUSTRIA – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 8,331,930

Female percentage of population (2007): 51.36%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 15.6%
Ages 15-24 12.3%
Ages 25-49 37.6%
Ages 50-64 17.6%
Ages 65-79 12.4%
Age 80 and older 4.6%

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

  • Female: 15.36%
  • Male: 17.13%

 

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 18.59%
  • Male: 12.73%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 82.8 years female
  • 77.2 years male

 

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 258.11

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 4.0

Percentage using contraception (1996): 50.8%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 64.4%
  • Male: 78.4%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 58.6%
  • 1997: 64.4%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 5.0%
  • Male: 3.9%

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

  • Female: 26514
  • Male: 40022

 

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 80.1%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.3 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.4 per 1000 people

 

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2006):

  • – Female: 192
  • – Male: 207

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 132.5
  • – Male: 215.7

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 10.9
  • – Death: 2.9

 

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 114.9
  • – Death: 24.6

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2006):

  • – Stomach: 88
  • – Colorectal: 163
  • – Lung: 382

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

  • Female: 30.9
  • Male: 57.6

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

  • Female: 22.3
  • Male: 54.0

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

  • Female: 17.1
  • Male: 55.1

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 10.51

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1259.53

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 59.3%
  • Male: 50.1%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 32.2%
  • Male: 40.7%

Percentage overweight (1999):

  • Female: 27%
  • Male: 40%

Percentage obese (1999):

  • Female: 14%
  • Male: 10%

 

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 45.5%
  • Male: 48.5%

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 all the necessary basic information in regard to health information in Europe and 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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