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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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National summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Male life expectancy at birth
years
71.2
72.1
72.5
72.4
72.9
73.1
73.1
73.3
73.9
74.4
74.5
Female life expectancy at birth
years
78.2
78.8
79.0
78.8
79.2
79.5
79.5
79.6
80.1
80.4
80.4
Total number of deaths
'000
114.8
110.1
109.9
118.8
115.0
117.3
119.9
124.2
120.1
119.1
123.7
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
7.6
7.2
7.1
7.5
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
8.1
7.5
7.5
7.6
7.2
7.1
7.1
7.1
6.7
6.5
6.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
10.3
9.6
9.2
10.0
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.0
8.2
7.1
7.0
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
13.4
12.2
11.9
11.8
11.5
10.6
10.7
9.9
10.3
9.6
9.4


CAUSES OF DEATH

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Ischaemic heart disease death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
213
204
199
207
200
197
191
194
183
175
180
Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
164
166
166
175
174
174
179
179
179
181
183
Road accident death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
22
18
17
19
19
17
19
17
15
13
12
Suicide death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
12
11
11
12
12
14
13
12
13
14
13
AIDS related deaths
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
231
392
519
588
643


RISK FACTORS

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Alcohol apparent consumption per person per day
ml
35.2
34.2
33.4
31.5
31.8
30.4
30.3
29.8
29.2
28.0
26.9
Tobacco apparent consumption per person per day
grms
7.7
7.2
6.9
6.7
6.5
6.1
6.0
5.7
5.8
5.4
5.4
Total fats apparent consumption per person per day
grms
59.7
59.2
58.9
57.5
57.3
56.4
55.9
55.3
54.2
54.2
n.a.


SERVICES

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Average Medicare services processed per person
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
7.1
7.5
7.8
8.0
8.3
8.3
8.2
8.6
Hospital beds per 1,000 population
no.
6.2
6.1
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.0
5.0
4.5
Average length of stay in hospital
days
n.a.
6.9
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.3
6.2
5.9
5.6
5.1
4.8
Doctors per 100,000 population
no.
n.a.
n.a
n.a
n.a
210
n.a
n.a
n.a
n.a
230
n.a


EXPENDITURE

Units
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992

Persons with private health insurance (of population)
%
66.8
65.4
n.a.
n.a.
53.1
n.a.
52.0
n.a.
52.0
n.a.
47.8
Total health expenditure per person per year
$
n.a.
983
1,028
1,055
1,097
1,125
1,147
1,181
1,200
1,211
1,242
Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP
%
7.6
7.8
7.8
7.7
7.8
7.9
7.8
7.9
7.9
8.1
8.4


Reference periods: Risk factor data, services data except persons with private health insurance and doctors per 100,000 population, and expenditure data are for the year ended 30 June.



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