United Kingdom – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of UK
Map of United Kingdom

United Kingdom- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 61,185,981

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.96

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 17.6%
Ages 15-24 13.4%
Ages 25-49 35.1%
Ages 50-64 17.9%
Ages 65-79 11.5%
Age 80 and older 4.5%

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

  • Female: 17.33%
  • Male: 19.03%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 17.96%
  • Male: 13.98%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2005):

  • 81.1 years female
  • 77.1 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 220.1

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

Percentage using contraception (2006): 82%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 65.5%
  • Male: 77.3%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007 :63.1%
  • 1997: 65.5%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female:4.9%
  • Male: 5.5%

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

  • Female: 33,562.4
  • Male: 46,518

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 73.3%

Marriage rate (2005): 5.23 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2005): 2.6 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 1833
  • – Male: 2316

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 156.7
  • – Male: 216.9

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000(2003):

  • – Incidence: 9.19
  • – Death: 2.81

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 143.57
  • – Death: 29.39

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 321
  • – Colorectal: 1275
  • – Lung: 3162

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

  • Female: 34.8
  • Male: 54.9

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

  • Female: 34.6
  • Male: 57.1

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

  • Female: 31.07
  • Male: 64.33

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week:

  • Female: 12%
  • Male: 38%

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 9.29

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1123.39

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female:74.3%
  • Male:72.3%

Percentage daily smokers:

  • Female: 25.7%
  • Male: 27.7%

Percentage overweight (2003):

  • Female: 32.6%
  • Male: 43.2%

Percentage obese (2003, self-reported):

  • Female:23%
  • Male: 22.2%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 59.4%
  • Male: 59.4%

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

Back To EU Health

Leave a Comment