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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/06/2008  Reissue
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HEALTH
Health – Statistical Highlights
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HEALTH, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Health status

1. Life expectancy at birth–males(a) years
76.4
76.9
77.3
77.7
78.0
78.5
78.6
nya
2. Life expectancy at birth–females(a) years
81.9
82.4
82.6
82.9
83.3
83.3
83.4
nya
3. Self assessed health–excellent or very good(b)(c) %
na
52.3
na
na
na
55.5
na
na
4. Self assessed health–good(b)(c) %
na
29.4
na
na
na
27.9
na
na
5. Self assessed health–fair or poor(b)(c) %
na
18.4
na
na
na
16.6
na
na

Risk factors

6. Current daily smokers(c)(d) %
na
24.1
na
na
na
22.6
na
na
7. Risky or high risk alcohol consumption(c)(d) %
na
10.8
na
na
na
13.0
na
na
8. Sedentary or low exercise level(b)(c) %
na
69.0
na
na
na
70.6
na
na
9. Overweight or obese(b)(c) %
na
44.0
na
na
na
47.1
na
na
10. Children fully immunised at 12–15 months(e) %
na
91.1
89.9
91.0
91.0
90.6
90.1
91.5

Health conditions

Long term conditions(b)(c)
11. Cancer (malignant neoplasms) %
na
1.4
na
na
na
1.3
na
na
12. Ischaemic heart disease %
na
1.7
na
na
na
1.7
na
na
13. Diabetes mellitus %
na
3.0
na
na
na
3.7
na
na
14. Asthma %
na
11.1
na
na
na
9.2
na
na
15. High or very high psychological distress(c)(d)(f) %
na
12.9
na
na
na
12.6
na
na
16. Persons with a disability %
na
na
na
17.9
na
na
na
na
17. Persons with a disability with a profound or severe restriction %
na
na
na
5.5
na
na
na
na
18. New cases of cancer per 100,000 males(c)(g) rate
539.5
549.9
554.6
557.8
587.2
576.1
nya
nya
19. New cases of cancer per 100,000 females(c)(g) rate
383.4
397.5
400.0
402.1
399.1
392.0
nya
nya
20. Employment injuries per 100,000 employees rate
21.3
20.3
20.3
18.5
18.7
18.4
15.4
nya

Mortality

21. Number of deaths '000
45.4
44.6
46.4
46.1
46.4
44.9
46.0
nya
22. Standardised death rate per 1,000 population(h) rate
6.9
6.6
6.6
6.4
6.3
5.9
6.1
nya
23. Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births rate
5.2
5.3
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.9
4.9
nya
24. Ischaemic heart disease per 100,000 population(h) rate
124.3
118.0
117.6
115.5
113.3
104.4
103.9
nya
25. Cancer (malignant neoplasms) per 100,000 population(h) rate
163.4
169.6
169.7
170.6
175.4
176.6
176.7
nya
26. Cerebrovascular disease per 100,000 population(h) rate
60.5
57.7
60.6
60.5
58.7
53.8
54.6
nya
27. External causes per 100,000 population(h) rate
35.4
36.4
36.6
35.6
35.0
34.7
34.3
nya

Services

28. Public hospital beds(i)(j) no.
17 754
17 534
17 402
18 085
19 408
20 731
19 780
nya
29. Private hospital beds(j) no.
6 557
6 864
6 503
6 575
6 540
6 402
6 191
nya
30. Average length of stay in public hospital(j)(k) days
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.3
4.2
nya
31. Hospital separations per 100,000 population(c) rate
29 866
30 014
30 340
30 539
30 778
31 339
31 477
32 493
32. Persons seeking drug treatment episodes(j) '000
na
na
38.1
40.0
42.5
41.8
43.8
nya

Expenditure

33. Persons with private health insurance %
51.6
51.5
51.6
51.6
51.5
51.8
52.1
52.9
34. Total health expenditure(j) $b
18.8
20.7
22.2
24.3
26.5
29.2
28.7
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
(a) Based on three years of population and deaths data.
(b) For persons aged 15 years and over.
(c) Age standardised to the 2001 Australian population.
(d) Persons aged 18 years and over.
(e) Immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis b and Haemophilus influenzae type b.
(f) Persons with a score of 22 or more on the Kessler 10 questionnaire.
(g) Data are revised.
(h) Indirect standardised death rate based on standard 2001 Australian population.
(i) Due to methodology changes, 2005–06 acute public bed data are not comparable with earlier years.
(j) Year ending 30 June.
(k) Data for years 1999–2000 and 2000–01 includes the ACT.
HEALTH, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS Causes of Death Collection
21–27
3.19–3.21
ABS National Health Survey
3–9; 11–15
3.2–3.5; 3.11
ABS National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
. .
3.6
ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults
. .
3.10
ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
16–17
3.14–3.15
Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Home and Community Care Program Minimum Data Set (HACC MDS), HACC MDS Annual Bulletins 2002–03 to 2004–05
. .
3.26
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services in NSW 2005–06
32
3.13
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2001, Australian Hospital Statistics 1999–2000 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 14) to
AIHW 2008, Australian Hospital Statistics 2006–07 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 55)
28–30
3.22–3.23
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2007, Health Expenditure Australia 2005–06 (AIHW cat. no. HWE 37)
34
3.29
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2004, Mental Health Services in Australia 2001–02 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 31) to
AIHW 2007, Mental Health Services in Australia 2004–05 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 47)
. .
3.27
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 2007
. .
3.12
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) National Perinatal Statistics Unit 2004, Australia's Mothers and Babies
(AIHW cat. no. PER 25) to AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit 2007, Australia's Mothers and Babies (AIHW cat. no. PER 40)
. .
3.7
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Residential Aged Care in Australia 2000–01 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 22) to
Residential Aged Care in Australia 2005–06 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 54)
. .
3.25
Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0)
1–2
. .
NSW Department of Health, NSW Health Annual Reports 2006–07
. .
3.8; 3.24
NSW Department of Health, NSW Inpatient Statistics Collection and ABS population estimates (HOIST), Centre for Epidemiology and Research
31
3.16–3.17
Private Health Insurance Administration Council <www.phiac.gov.au/statistics/membershipcoverage>
33
3.28
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) 2008, Report on Government Services 2008, Productivity Commission, Canberra
10
. .
Tracy E, Baker D, Chen W, Starvou E, Bishop J, Cancer in NSW: Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence, 2005, Sydney: Cancer Institute NSW, November 2007 <http://www.statistics.cancerinstitute.org.au>
18–19
3.9
WorkCover Authority of NSW, Worker's Compensation Statistical Bulletins 2000–01 to 2005–06
20
3.18

. . not applicable


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