Sweden – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

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SWEDEN- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 9,182,927

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.37%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 17.0%
Ages 15-24 12.7%
Ages 25-49 33.2%
Ages 50-64 19.7%
Ages 65-79 12.0%
Age 80 and older 5.4%

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

  • Female: 17.08%
  • Male: 18.32%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 19.43%
  • Male: 14.95%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 83.1 years female
  • 78.8 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 164.69

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 3

Percentage using contraception (1996): 75.2%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 71.8%
  • Male: 76.5%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 67.2%
  • 1997: 71.8%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 6.4%
  • Male: 5.8%

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

  • Female: 29,051.6
  • Male: 35,770.1

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 84.6%

Marriage rate (2007): 5.24 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.3 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2004):

  • – Female: 211
  • – Male: 343

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 136.5
  • – Male: 182.4

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2004):

  • – Incidence: 9.61
  • – Death: 2.56

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 152.63
  • – Death: 22.68

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2004):

  • – Stomach: 61
  • – Colorectal: 218
  • – Lung: 520

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

  • Female: 37.4
  • Male: 49.2

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

  • Female: 23.8
  • Male: 28.6

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

  • Female: 18.58
  • Male: 33.64

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 1%
  • Male: 8%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 5.62

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 902.36

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 72.8%
  • Male: 71.3%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 18.5%
  • Male: 16.5%

Percentage overweight (1997, adjusted):

  • Female: 29.8%
  • Male: 41.2%

Percentage obese (1997, adjusted):

  • Female: 11.9%
  • Male: 10%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 39.7%
  • Male: 48.1%

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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