Czech Republic – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Czech Republic
Map of Czech Republic

CZECH REPUBLIC – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 10,381,130

Female portion of population (2007): 51.15%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 14.4%
Ages 15-24 13.1%
Ages 25-49 36.9%
Ages 50-64 21.2%
Ages 65-79 11.1%
Age 80 and older 4.1%

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

  • Female: 14.31%
  • Male: 15.89%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 16.69%
  • Male: 11.15%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 79.9 years female
  • 73.5 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 183.68

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 4

Percentage using contraception (1997): 72%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 57.3%
  • Male: 74.8%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 6.7%
  • Male: 4.2%

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

  • Female: 5924.5
  • Male: 8284.5

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 90.5%

Marriage rate (2007): 5.53per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 3 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 450
  • – Male: 840

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Female: 172
  • – Male: 313.5

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 19.73
  • – Death: 6

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 107.5
  • – Death: 27.5

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2001):

  • – Stomach: 124
  • – Colorectal: 371
  • – Lung: 529

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

  • Female: 46
  • Male: 94.4

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

  • Female: 22.9
  • Male: 78.9

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

  • Female: 18.4
  • Male: 89.7

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 13.67

Number of cigarettes per person per year (1998): 1490.63

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 75.7%
  • Male: 61.8%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 18.7%
  • Male: 31.6%

Percentage overweight (1998):

  • Female: 31.4%
  • Male: 48.5%

Percentage obese (1998):

  • Female: 26.2%
  • Male: 24.7%

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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