Greece – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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GREECE – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 11,214,992

Female portion of population (2007): 50.47%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 14.3%
Ages 15-24 11.6%
Ages 25-49 37.6%
Ages 50-64 18.0%
Ages 65-79 14.7%
Age 80 and older 3.9%

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

  • Female: 13.9%
  • Male: 15.02%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 19.74%
  • Male: 16.19%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 81.9 years female
  • 77.2 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 277.81

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

Percentage using contraception (1999): 77.4%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 47.9%
  • Male: 74.9%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 39.3%
  • 1997: 47.9%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 12.8%
  • Male: 8.4%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees: no data

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 59.8%

Marriage rate (2007): 5.16 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 1.2 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 351
  • – Male: 676

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 113
  • – Male: 217.5

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: no data
  • – Death: 1.36

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: no data
  • – Death: 22.76

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 97
  • – Colorectal: 156
  • – Lung: 274

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

  • Female: 21.3
  • Male: 31.0

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

  • Female: 12.8
  • Male: 88.7

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

  • Female: 10.9
  • Male: 72.4

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 10.71

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 2953.8

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 78.8%
  • Male: 50.5%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 15.6%
  • Male: 40.8%

Percentage overweight (1998):

  • Female: 36.6%
  • Male: 51.1%

Percentage obese (1998):

  • Female: 38.1%
  • Male: 27.5%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 71.2%
  • Male: 68.5%

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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