Bulgaria – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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BULGARIA – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 7,640,238

Female percentage of population (2007):51.55%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 13.4%
Ages 15-24 13.3%
Ages 25-49 35.6%
Ages 50-64 20.4%
Ages 65-79 13.8%
Age 80 and older 2.8%

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

  • Female: 13.24%
  • Male: 14.81%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 19.40%
  • Male: 14.71%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 76.3 years female
  • 69.2 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 236.26

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 11

Percentage using contraception (1997): 41.5%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 57.6%
  • Male: 66.0%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 7.3%
  • Male: 6.5%

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

  • Female: 1697
  • Male: 2198.6

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 77.4%

Marriage rate (2007): 3.87 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.10 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (1997):

  • – Female: 340
  • – Male: 1993

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 128.6
  • – Male: 225.5

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 26.89
  • – Death: 7.45

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 85.41
  • – Death: 20.77

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (1997):

  • – Stomach: 55
  • – Colorectal: 249
  • – Lung: 380

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

  • Female: 31.3
  • Male: 49.6

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

  • Female: 11.5
  • Male: 67.3

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

  • Female: 9.6
  • Male: 54.7

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 5.04

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 2792.6

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 70.3%
  • Male: 48.7%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 22.7%
  • Male: 42.6%

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 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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