Finland – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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FINLAND – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 5,300,484

Female portion of population (2007): 51.02%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 17.1%
Ages 15-24 12.5%
Ages 25-49 32.9%
Ages 50-64 21.1%
Ages 65-79 12.3%
Age 80 and older 4.2%

 

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

  • Female: 16.8%
  • Male: 18.3%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 18.58%
  • Male: 12.74%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 83.1 years female
  • 75.9 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2005): 162.68

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 7

Percentage using contraception (1994): no data

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 68.5%
  • Male: 72.1%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 60.3%
  • 1997: 68.5%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 7.2%
  • Male: 6.5%

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

  • Female:28,940
  • Male: 35,660

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 80.5%

Marriage rate (2007): 5.58 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.5 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 169
  • – Male: 300

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Female: 116.2
  • – Male: 188.9

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 6.07
  • – Death: 1.43

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 146.14
  • – Death: 20.98

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 62
  • – Colorectal: 117
  • – Lung: 157

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

  • Female: 29.4
  • Male: 39.2

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

  • Female: 14.7
  • Male: 45.8

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

  • Female: 12.03
  • Male: 51.57

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 3%
  • Male: 16%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 7.67

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 919.59

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 80.3%
  • Male: 74%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 15.1%
  • Male: 21.6%

Percentage overweight (1997):

  • Female: 33%
  • Male: 48%

Percentage obese (1997):

  • Female: 19.4%
  • Male: 19.8%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 44%
  • Male: 53.6%

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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