Spain – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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SPAIN- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 45,283,259

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.66%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 14.5%
Ages 15-24 11.5%
Ages 25-49 40.5%
Ages 50-64 16.8%
Ages 65-79 12.1%
Age 80 and older 4.5%

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

  • Female: 13.88%
  • Male: 15.17%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 19.13%
  • Male: 14.46%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 84.4 years female
  • 77.7 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2005): 250.12

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 4

Percentage using contraception (1999): 71.7%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 54.7%
  • Male: 76.2%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 34.6%
  • 1997: 54.7%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 10.9%
  • Male: 6.4%

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): 50.4%

Marriage rate (2005): 4.83 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2005): 1.7 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 852
  • – Male: 1600

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 103.3
  • – Male: 232.7

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: no data
  • – Death: 1.99

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: no data
  • – Death: 19.21

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 407
  • – Colorectal: 914
  • – Lung: 971

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

  • Female: 25.4
  • Male: 54.4

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

  • Female: 13.8
  • Male: 68.3

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

  • Female: 6.57
  • Male: 71.36

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 9.9

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 2464.44

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 75.3%
  • Male: 62.4%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 22.4%
  • Male: 34.2%

Percentage overweight (1994):

  • Female: 31.6%
  • Male: 47.4%

Percentage obese (1994):

  • Female: 15.3%
  • Male: 11.5%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 73.7%
  • Male: 68.5%

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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