Poland – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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Map of Poland

POLAND- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 38,115,641

Female percentage of population (2007): 51.67%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 15.8%
Ages 15-24 15.9%
Ages 25-49 36.0%
Ages 50-64 18.9%
Ages 65-79 10.6%
Age 80 and older 2.9%

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

  • Female: 16.04%
  • Male: 17.97%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 15.72%
  • Male: 10.20%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 79.7 years female
  • 70.9 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (1997): 161.22

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

Percentage using contraception (1991): 49.4%

 

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 50.6%
  • Male: 63.6%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 51.3%
  • 1997: 50.6%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 10.3%
  • Male: 9.0%

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): 86.3%

Marriage rate (2007): 6.52 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 1.7 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 2298
  • – Male: 4294

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 155.3
  • – Male: 295.6

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 16.98
  • – Death: 8.09

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 61.16
  • – Death: 20.80

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 512
  • – Colorectal: 1031
  • – Lung: 2273

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

  • Female: 27.7
  • Male: 43.1

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

  • Female: 28.6
  • Male: 103.0

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

  • Female: 17.41
  • Male: 99.49

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 7.79

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1934.24

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 75.4%
  • Male: 52.2%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 19.5%
  • Male: 41.3%

Percentage overweight: no data

Percentage obese (1996, self-reported):

  • Female: 12.4%
  • Male: 10.3%

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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