France – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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FRANCE – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 63,753,140

Female portion of population (2007): 51.41%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 18.6%
Ages 15-24 12.8%
Ages 25-49 34.2%
Ages 50-64 18.2%
Ages 65-79 11.4%
Age 80 and older 4.8%

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

  • Female: 17.56%
  • Male: 19.48%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 18.80%
  • Male: 13.81%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 84.4 years female
  • 77.3 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2003): 188.04

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 8

Percentage using contraception (2000): 81.8%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 60.0%
  • Male: 69.3%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 52.4%
  • 1997: 60%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 8.9%
  • Male: 7.8%

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

  • Female: 26,586.4
  • Male: 32,315.8

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 68.7%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.19 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.20 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 1091
  • – Male: 1931

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 121.1
  • – Male: 249

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2000):

  • – Incidence: 11.18
  • – Death: 1.89

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2002):

  • – Incidence: 138.15
  • – Death: 27.01

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 322
  • – Colorectal: 1287
  • – Lung: 2407

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

  • Female: 36.8
  • Male: 59.8

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

  • Female: 15.0
  • Male: 75.5

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

  • Female: 11.13
  • Male: 68.28

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 2%
  • Male: 8%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 9.95

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1303.29

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 78.8%
  • Male: 68.4%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 21.2%
  • Male: 31.6%

Percentage overweight (2003):

  • Female: 23.7%
  • Male: 37.4

Percentage obese (2003, self-reported):

  • Female: 11.3%
  • Male: 11.4%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 72.1%
  • Male: 64.6%

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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