Italy – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Italy
Map of Italy

ITALY – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 59,618,114

Female portion of population (2007): 51.43%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 14.1%
Ages 15-24 10.2%
Ages 25-49 37.3%
Ages 50-64 18.4%
Ages 65-79 14.6%
Age 80 and older 5.3%

 

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2002):

  • Female: 13.41%
  • Male: 15.08%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2002):

  • Female: 21.53%
  • Male: 16.01%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2004):

  • 83.8 years female
  • 77.9 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 374.46

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

Percentage using contraception (1995): 48%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 46.6%
  • Male: 70.7%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 36.4%
  • 1997: 46.6%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 7.9%
  • Male: 4.9%

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): 52.3%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.21 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 0.8 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2002):

  • – Female: 1452
  • – Male: 2163

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Female: 128.4
  • – Male: 238.0

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2002):

  • – Incidence: 11.59
  • – Death: 0.90

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2002):

  • – Incidence: 124.26
  • – Death: 24.86

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2002):

  • – Stomach: 767
  • – Colorectal: 1499
  • – Lung: 1721

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

  • Female: 30.3
  • Male: 52.0

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

  • Female: 15.6
  • Male: 84.7

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

  • Female: 12.30
  • Male: 74.13

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 7%
  • Male: 11%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 10.55

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1766.6

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 82.4%
  • Male: 68.1%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 17.6%
  • Male: 31.9%

Percentage overweight (1999, self-reported):

  • Female: 25.7%
  • Male: 41%

Percentage obese (1999, self-reported):

  • Female: 9.9%
  • Male: 9.5%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 70.5%
  • Male: 68%

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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