Portugal – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Portugal
Map of Portugal

PORTUGAL- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 10,617,575

Female percentage of population (2007): 51.60%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 15.5%
Ages 15-24 11.9%
Ages 25-49 37.4%
Ages 50-64 18.0%
Ages 65-79 13.2%
Age 80 and older 4.1%

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

  • Female: 14.82%
  • Male: 16.63%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 19.06%
  • Male: 14.62%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 82.3 years female
  • 75.5 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2005): 339.8

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

Percentage using contraception (2006): 67.1%

 

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 61.9%
  • Male: 73.8%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 56.5%
  • 1997: 61.9%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 9.6%
  • Male: 6.6%

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

  • Female: 12,411.9
  • Male: 16,133.3

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 27.5%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.37 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): no data

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 381
  • – Male: 763

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 111.4
  • – Male: 215.6

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2001):

  • – Incidence: 18.10
  • – Death: 4.31

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2000):

  • – Incidence: 82.36
  • – Death: 22.18

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 223
  • – Colorectal: 284
  • – Lung: 216

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

  • Female: 30.9
  • Male: 58.9

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

  • Female: 11.7
  • Male: 44.5

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

  • Female: 7.55
  • Male: 43.36

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 6.68

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1629.89

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 91.8%
  • Male: 69.6%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 6.8%
  • Male: 27.1%

Percentage overweight: no data

Percentage obese (2003, self-reported):

  • Female: 26.1%
  • Male: 13.9%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 90%
  • Male: 85.2%

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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