Lithuania – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Lithuania
Map of Lithuania

LITHUANIA- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 3,366,357

Female percentage of population (2007): 53.40%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 15.9%
Ages 15-24 15.7%
Ages 25-49 36.2%
Ages 50-64 16.6%
Ages 65-79 12.5%
Age 80 and older 3.1%

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

  • Female: 15.87%
  • Male: 19.10%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 18.56%
  • Male: 11.06%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 77.0 years female
  • 65.3 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 192.26

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 11

Percentage using contraception: no data

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 62.2%
  • Male: 67.9%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 4.3%
  • Male: 4.3%

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): 88.9%

Marriage rate (2007): 6.83 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 3.4 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 267
  • – Male: 465

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 139.3
  • – Male: 289.1

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 31.11
  • – Death: 11.66

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 71.39
  • – Death: 24.12

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 83
  • – Colorectal: 111
  • – Lung: 66

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

  • Female: 32.5
  • Male: 53.1

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

  • Female: 9.9
  • Male: 91.9

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

  • Female: 7.55
  • Male: 81.30

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 8.36

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1285.31

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 74.5%
  • Male: 45.1%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 13.3%
  • Male: 44%

Percentage overweight (1997):

  • Female: 32.7%
  • Male: 41.9%

Percentage obese (1997):

  • Female:18.3%
  • Male: 11.4%

Low Energy Expenditure: no data

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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