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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2002  
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State summary tables

HEALTH STATUS

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
ACT
Aust.

Life expectancy
Male life expectancy at birth years2000
76.4
77.1
76.4
76.6
76.9
75.7
70.3
78.3
76.6
Female life expectancy at birthyears2000
81.9
82.3
81.9
82.3
82.6
81.2
75.2
82.3
82.0
Males surviving to 50 years%1998-2000
94.0
94.5
93.9
94.0
93.9
93.6
87.2
95.2
94.0
Females surviving to 50 years%1998-2000
96.8
96.8
96.6
96.8
96.9
96.7
92.2
97.1
96.7
Males surviving to 70 years%1998-2000
75.8
77.4
75.8
76.4
77.2
74.6
61.4
80.4
76.3
Females surviving to 70 years%1998-2000
86.0
86.7
85.9
86.1
86.8
84.7
71.5
86.8
86.1
Males surviving to 85 years%1998-2000
30.5
32.4
31.2
31.1
32.4
28.4
20.5
35.5
31.2
Females surviving to 85 years%1998-2000
49.6
50.8
50.0
50.8
51.9
46.9
31.7
50.8
50.2
Mortality
Total number of deaths '0002000
45.4
32.0
22.4
11.8
11.7
3.7
0.9
1.3
128.3
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)rate2000
7.0
6.7
6.3
7.9
5.7
7.9
4.7
4.2
6.7
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)rate2000
5.8
5.5
5.7
5.8
5.4
6.2
8.9
5.1
5.7
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) rate2000
5.2
4.5
6.2
4.6
4.3
5.8
11.7
4.2
5.2
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)rate2000
7.7
7.9
8.9
8.2
8.4
10.6
14.5
8.3
8.3
Morbidity and disability prevalence(b) (% of State/Territory population)
Cancer %1995
2.1
1.8
2.6
1.9
2.1
2.4
2.0
1.9
2.1
Heart disease %1995
2.9
2.8
2.8
2.7
2.4
3.6
*1.4
2.7
2.8
Diabetes %1995
2.0
2.4
2.0
2.7
2.5
2.6
2.5
2.0
2.3
Asthma %1995
10.4
11.2
13.3
11.2
11.5
10.2
12.7
11.2
11.3
Injury %1995
5.8
5.6
7.7
6.4
7.6
7.2
8.7
7.6
6.4
Disability with specific restrictions%1995
16.6
15.7
17.8
18.9
17.6
18.7
16.1
16.7
16.9

CAUSES OF DEATH

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Leading causes(b) (Death rates per 100,000 population)
Cancerrate2000
161
164
165
162
164
187
220
151
164
Ischaemic heart disease rate2000
117
103
123
118
103
117
141
104
113
Strokerate2000
56
46
52
49
45
55
55
52
51
Selected cancers(b) (Death rates per 100,000 population)
Male lung cancerrate2000
47
45
51
51
50
53
72
28
48
Female lung cancerrate2000
19
20
18
18
23
24
38
21
20
Female breast cancerrate2000
21
24
19
23
19
26
28
30
22
Prostate cancerrate2000
28
29
31
30
27
34
17
26
29
Skin cancerrate2000
7
5
8
4
6
6
14
4
5
Heart disease and diabetes(b) (Death rates per 100,000 population)
Male ischaemic heart disease rate2000
155
139
155
160
140
157
185
122
150
Female ischaemic heart diseaserate2000
87
75
96
85
73
85
88
88
84
Diabetes mellitusrate2000
11
16
14
14
14
11
39
9
13
Accidents (Death rates per 100,000 population)
Motor vehicle traffic accident(b)rate2000
9
8
9
11
11
9
28
7
9
Male 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accident(c)rate2000
26
21
22
37
34
43
72
15
26
Female 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accident(c)rate2000
9
10
7
8
13
3
34
8
9
Suicide(Death rates per 100,000 population)
Suicide(b) rate2000
11
11
15
13
14
11
20
9
12
Male suiciderate2000
18
16
24
21
22
19
33
16
19
Female suiciderate2000
4
5
7
5
6
5
5
2
5
Male 15-24 years suiciderate2000
18
13
24
21
21
31
30
19
19
Female 15-24 years suiciderate2000
4
6
7
2
10
10
14
0
6
Drugs (Death rates per 100,000 population)
Drug inducedrate2000
8
10
7
8
8
5
4
5
8
Male drug inducedrate2000
12
14
9
11
11
7
5
6
12
Female drug inducedrate2000
4
7
5
5
5
2
3
3
5
AIDS(b) (Death rates per 100,000 population)
AIDS-relatedrate2000
2
1
0
1
1
0
0
1
1

RISK FACTORS

Units Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(e)
ACT
Aust.

Immunisation status
Children not fully immunised aged 3 months to 6 years (of children 3 months to 6 years)%1995
46.1
48.8
52.5
50.3
40.7
57.0
46.5
36.5
47.9
Drinking and smoking(b)
Male medium/high-risk drinkers (of males 18 years and over)%1995
10.9
8.9
11.4
10.2
11.4
9.6
24.6
12.2
10.6
Female medium/high-risk drinkers (of females 18 years and over)%1995
6.4
5.3
6.5
6.4
6.6
4.7
5.9
7.1
6.1
Male current smokers (of males 18 years and over)%1995
27.1
26.7
29.0
26.6
26.6
27.2
30.2
23.6
27.3
Female current smokers (of females 18 years and over)%1995
20.0
20.0
21.7
20.0
18.8
24.5
26.0
19.3
20.3
Diet and exercise(b)
Male overweight/obese adults (of males 18 years and over)%1995
62.5
64.6
62.1
64.7
60.5
66.4
58.9
63.1
63.0
Female overweight/obese adults (of females 18 years and over)%1995
45.3
48.9
43.5
49.4
45.3
53.6
43.5
50.4
46.5
Males who do not exercise for sport, recreation or fitness (of males 18 years and over)%1995
34.5
34.2
33.8
34.0
29.7
33.8
42.6
22.6
33.7
Females who do not exercise for sport, recreation or fitness (of females 18 years and over)%1995
37.4
32.4
34.8
34.8
28.5
36.1
34.6
28.0
34.4
High blood pressure(b)
Male hypertension (of males 18 years and over)%1995
17.1
17.1
19.6
18.3
15.6
17.7
17.3
16.9
17.6
Female hypertension (of females 18 years and over)%1995
14.6
15.0
15.1
17.2
15.6
17.4
9.3
13.7
15.1

SERVICES

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Hospital separations (per 1,000 population)rate1999-2000
274
306
323
309
322
258
290
360
298
Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)no.1999-2000
3.8
3.9
4.5
4.2
4.9
4.0
2.8
4.1
4.1
Average length of stay in hospitaldays1999-2000
4.1
3.6
3.9
3.5
3.9
4.2
3.5
3.4
3.8
Doctors (per 100,000 population)no.1996
250
237
233
264
221
220
249
259
241
Residential aged care places (per 1,000 population aged 70 years and over)no.1999-2000
83.9
79.9
88.3
84.7
85.3
83.3
83.7
89.2
83.8
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed per person(b)no.1999-2000
11.4
10.7
10.6
9.6
9.5
9.6
6.5
9.3
10.6
Average Medicare services processed per male(b)no.1999-2000
9.5
8.8
8.6
8.0
7.6
7.6
5.2
7.4
8.6
Average Medicare services processed per female(b)no.1999-2000
13.1
12.5
12.5
11.1
11.4
11.5
7.9
10.9
12.4
Average Medicare services processed per person aged 65 years and overno.1999-2000
23.7
22.9
22.2
20.4
20.5
19.0
13.4
20.1
22.5
Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 years and over%1999-2000
25.8
26.2
23.7
28.9
22.8
25.9
8.1
18.6
25.3

EXPENDITURE

UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Persons with private health insurance(d)%2000
44.8
42.1
40.3
43.5
44.2
43.4
34.9
n.a.
43.0

(a) Morbidity and disability estimates for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Rates are age-standardised.
(c) Data for Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory are not available as numbers are too low for reliable rates.
(d) The Australian Capital Territory is included in New South Wales.

Reference periods: All health status data and causes of death data are for the calendar year. Immunisation status data are at April. Overweight/obese and hypertension data for the year ended March 1996. Services data (except for doctors per 100,000 population which is at census date) are for the year ended 30 June. Private health insurance data are at the June quarter.



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