Denmark – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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DENMARK – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 5,475,791

Female portion of population (2007): 50.50%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 18.6%
Ages 15-24 11.4%
Ages 25-49 34.7%
Ages 50-64 20.0%
Ages 65-79 11.2%
Age 80 and older 3.5%

 

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2001):

  • Female: 17.96%
  • Male: 19.37%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2001):

  • Female: 17.03%
  • Male: 12.57%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 80.7 years female
  • 76.1 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 202.51

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 3

Percentage using contraception (1988): 78%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 73.2%
  • Male: 81.0%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 69.1%
  • 1997: 73.2%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 4.2%
  • Male: 3.5%

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

  • Female: 40,884.3
  • Male: 50,675.7

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 75.5%

Marriage rate (2007): 6.7 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.6 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2001):

  • – Female: 184
  • – Male: 298

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2001):

  • – Female: 197.3
  • – Male: 253.1

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2001):

  • – Incidence: 15.25
  • – Death: 4.12

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2001):

  • – Incidence: 147.94
  • – Death: 36.06

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2001):

  • – Stomach: 48
  • – Colorectal: 169
  • – Lung: 457

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

  • Female: 48
  • Male: 61

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

  • Female: 48.7
  • Male: 65.0

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

  • Female: 40.32
  • Male: 67.40

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 9.84

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1512.36

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 65.4%
  • Male: 60.6%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 31.9%
  • Male: 36.3%

Percentage overweight (1992):

  • Female: 26%
  • Male: 39.7%

Percentage obese (1992):

  • Female: 11.3%
  • Male: 12.5%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 61.4%
  • Male: 61.3%

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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