Luxembourg – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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LUXEMBOURG- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 483,799

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.50%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 18.3%
Ages 15-24 11.8%
Ages 25-49 38.8%
Ages 50-64 17.1%
Ages 65-79 10.7%
Age 80 and older 3.3%

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

  • Female: 17.98%
  • Male: 19.52%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 16.56%
  • Male: 11.74%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 81.9 years female
  • 76.8 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 239.55

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 12

Percentage using contraception: no data

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 55.0%
  • Male: 71.9%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007 :45.3%
  • 1997: 55%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female:5.7%
  • Male: 4.0%

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

  • Female: 35,880
  • Male: 44,392

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 65.7%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.10 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.3 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 13
  • – Male: 15

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 123.2
  • – Male: 216.2

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 11.33
  • – Death: 1.19

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 151.25
  • – Death: 21.57

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 2
  • – Colorectal: 9
  • – Lung: 21

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

  • Female: 36.1
  • Male: 61.9

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

  • Female: 16.3
  • Male: 69.8

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

  • Female: 16.85
  • Male: 73.66

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 8.56

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): no data

Percentage non-smokers (2003): no data

Percentage daily smokers (2003): no data

Percentage overweight (??):

  • Female: 13.9%
  • Male: 15.3%

Percentage obese (??):

  • Female:44.6%
  • Male: 60.9%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 58.3%
  • Male: 56.1%

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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