Malta – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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MALTA- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 410,584

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.32%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 16.7%
Ages 15-24 14.2%
Ages 25-49 34.6%
Ages 50-64 20.6%
Ages 65-79 10.8%
Age 80 and older 3.0%

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

  • Female: 17.28%
  • Male: 18.60%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 15.1%
  • Male: 11.2%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 81.9 years female
  • 77.0 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 342.53

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

Percentage using contraception: no data

 

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 36.9%
  • Male: 74.2%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007 : no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 7.6%
  • Male: 5.8%

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): 26.8%

Marriage rate (2007): 6.06 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 0 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 10
  • – Male: 15

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 119.9
  • – Male: 183.4

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 1.98
  • – Death: 2.68

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 109.67
  • – Death: 24.21

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 4
  • – Colorectal: 13
  • – Lung: 9

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

  • Female: 36.2
  • Male: 51.5

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

  • Female: 6.5
  • Male: 43.9

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

  • Female: 9.15
  • Male: 56.02

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 14.6

Number of cigarettes per person per year (1983): 2229.65

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female:79.3%
  • Male: 67.5%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 17.6%
  • Male: 29.9%

Percentage overweight (1984):

  • Female: 32% female
  • Male: 46%

Percentage obese (1984):

  • Female:35%
  • Male: 22%

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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