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National summary tables

HEALTH STATUS



Units

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001




Life expectancy













1

Life expectancy at birth - males(a)

years

74.4

74.5

75.0

75.0

75.0

75.2

75.6

75.9

76.2

76.6

77.0

2

Life expectancy at birth - females(a)

years

80.4

80.4

80.9

80.9

80.8

81.1

81.3

81.5

81.8

82.0

82.4

3

Life expectancy at age 65 - males(a)

years

15.4

15.4

15.7

15.7

15.7

15.8

16.1

16.3

16.6

16.9

17.2

4

Life expectancy at age 65 - females(a)

years

19.1

19.2

19.5

19.7

19.5

19.6

19.8

20.0

20.2

20.4

20.7

5

Disability-free life expectancy at
birth - males

years

n.a.

n.a.

58.4

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

57.5

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

6

Disability-free life expectancy at birth - females

years

n.a.

n.a.

64.2

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

63.3

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

7

Males surviving to age 50

%

93.3

93.5

93.7

r93.8

r93.6

r93.7

r93.8

93.9

r93.9

94.0

94.2

8

Females surviving to age 50

%

96.4

96.4

96.6

r96.3

r96.6

r96.7

r96.7

96.7

96.7

96.7

96.9

9

Males surviving to age 70

%

70.8

71.3

72.5

r72.9

r72.5

r73.2

r74.0

r74.7

r75.5

r76.3

77.3

10

Females surviving to age 70

%

83.3

83.6

84.2

r85.1

r84.2

r84.5

r84.9

r85.2

r85.7

r86.1

86.6

11

Males surviving to age 85

%

24.1

24.2

25.9

r25.5

r25.6

r26.3

r28.0

r28.6

r29.9

r31.2

32.9

12

Females surviving to age 85

%

43.6

43.7

45.5

r46.7

r45.2

r45.9

r47.0

r47.8

r48.9

r50.2

51.6


Mortality(b)













13

Total number of deaths

'000

119.1

123.7

121.6

126.7

125.1

128.7

129.4

127.2

128.1

128.3

128.9

14

Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)

rate

6.9

6.9

6.6

6.7

6.4

6.4

6.3

6.0

5.9

5.7

5.4

15

Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)

rate

7.1

7.0

6.1

5.9

5.7

5.8

5.3

5.0

5.7

5.2

5.3

16

Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)

rate

10.6

10.7

9.2

9.1

9.4

10.0

9.2

8.3

8.5

8.3

8.4


Disability(c)(d)













17

Persons with a disability

%

n.a.

n.a.

17.2

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

18.8

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

18

Persons with a profound/severe core activity restriction

%

n.a.

n.a.

4.0

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.

5.5

n.a.

n.a.

n.a.



CAUSES OF DEATH




Units

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001



Death rates are per 100,000 population














Leading causes(c)













19

Cancer

rate

181

181

180

181

177

177

r172

r169

r165

r162

162

20

Ischaemic heart disease

rate

r175

r176

162

161

151

145

r139

r130

122

r112

107

21

Stroke

rate

69

67

65

67

63

61

r57

r55

r52

r50

48


Selected cancers(c)













22

Lung cancer - males

rate

60

59

57

59

56

55

r51

r52

50

48

47

23

Lung cancer - females

rate

18

18

19

19

19

r19

19

r18

19

r19

20

24

Breast cancer - females

rate

27

25

27

r26

26

25

24

23

22

r21

21

25

Prostate cancer - males

rate

31

34

35

35

33

33

29

r30

28

29

28

26

Skin cancer

rate

6

7

7

7

7

7

6

6

6

r6

6


Heart disease and diabetes(c)













27

Ischaemic heart disease - males

rate

r235

r233

r217

r214

r202

196

r186

r173

r163

r149

141

28

Ischaemic heart disease - females

rate

r128

r131

r118

118

r110

r106

r102

r94

r88

r83

78

29

Diabetes mellitus

rate

13

14

14

15

14

15

r15

13

r13

13

13


Motor vehicle accidents













30

Motor vehicle traffic accident(c)

rate

13

12

11

11

11

11

10

9

9

9

9

31


Males aged 15-24

rate

38

31

33

r31

r33

32

r28

27

r27

r28

27

32


Females aged 15-24

rate

12

12

10

10

11

8

10

9

r9

r10

7


Suicide













33

Suicide(c)

rate

14

13

12

13

13

13

15

14

13

12

13

34


Males(c)

rate

22

21

19

21

21

21

23

23

21

r20

20

35


Females(c)

rate

6

5

4

5

5

5

6

6

5

5

5

36


Males aged 15-24

rate

27

27

25

27

25

r26

31

27

23

r20

20

37


Females aged 15-24

rate

6

6

4

4

6

4

7

6

r6

6

5


Drug induced(c)













38

Drug induced

rate

5

5

5

6

7

6

7

9

9

8

5

39


Males

rate

6

7

6

8

9

9

10

13

14

12

7

40


Females

rate

4

4

3

4

4

4

5

5

5

5

4



RISK FACTORS
Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

Immunisation status(e)
41Children not fully immunised aged 3 months to 6 years - of children aged 3 months to 6 years
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
47.7
Drinking and smoking(e)
42Risky/high-risk drinkers - of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
10.3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13.2
43Risky/high-risk drinkers - of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
6.1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8.5
44Current smokers - of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
28.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
27.3
45Current smokers - of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
21.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
21.4
Diet and exercise(e)
46Overweight/obese adults - of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
49.0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
54.4
47Overweight/obese adults - of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
32.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
38.2
48Adults with low usual intake of fruit - of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
53.2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
53.5
49Adults with low usual intake of fruit - of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
44.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
41.9
50Adults who are physically inactive- of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
35.0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
30.9
51Adults who are physically inactive- of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
35.2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
32.0
High blood pressure(e)
52Hypertension - of males aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13.9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
12.8
53Hypertension - of females aged 18 and over
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
14.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
13.9


SERVICES
Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

54Hospital separations (per 1,000 population)
rate
n.a.
237
247
260
263
276
283
291
295
298
305
55Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)
no.
5.0
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.5
4.6
r4.4
r4.3
4.2
4.1
4.1
56Average length of stay in hospital
days
5.1
4.8
4.8
4.7
4.3
4.3
4.2
4.1
3.9
r3.9
3.7
57Doctors (per 100,000 population)
no.
225
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
241
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
248
58Residential aged care places (per 1,000 population aged 70 and over)
no.
94.0
93.7
93.1
92.6
92.2
90.6
89.4
87.5
85.7
83.8
83.3
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed(c)
59Per persons
no.
8.5
8.9
9.7
10.0
10.3
10.5
10.5
10.6
10.6
10.6
10.6
60Per male
no.
6.9
7.2
7.8
8.2
8.4
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.7
8.6
8.8
61Per female
no.
10.1
10.6
11.5
11.8
12.2
12.4
12.4
12.4
12.4
r13.0
12.5
62Per person aged 65 and over
no.
15.4
16.4
17.9
18.8
19.6
r20.4
r20.8
21.4
r21.8
r22.4
22.6
63Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 and over
%
20.6
21.0
21.4
22.0
22.5
23.0
23.6
24.2
24.6
25.3
25.8


EXPENDITURE
Units
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001

64Persons with private health insurance
%
43.7
41.0
39.4
37.2
34.9
33.6
31.9
30.5
30.6
43.0
44.7
65Total health expenditure per person per year (1999-2000 reference year)
$
1,820
r1,904
r1,996
r2,082
r2,183
r2,313
r2,453
r2,596
r2,743
r2,922
3,153
66Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP
%
7.9
8.2
8.2
r8.3
r8.3
r8.4
r8.5
r8.6
r8.7
r8.8
9.0

a) 1991 data calculated using the average of three years. It includes the year prior to and the year following the date shown. 1995-2001 data are calculated using the average of three years of data and the final year is shown. Other years report the reference year only.
(b) Based on deaths registered during the year.
(c) Rates are age-standardised.
(d) Adjusted to a common basis for the two disability surveys of 1993 and 1998. As a result, the national estimate for 1998 is not the same as that shown in the State summary table.
(e) Rates are age-standardised to the 2001 National Health Survey benchmark population.
Reference periods: All health status data and causes of death data are for the calendar year except for (a).

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