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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2007  
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Includes: health status, health risks, long term conditions, Indigenous health, cancer, mental health, drug use and treatment, work related injuries, disability, causes of death and health services. Detailed statistics are available in 1338.1 NSW in Focus - Health - 2007 (60 Kb, xls).

Health, NSW Summary table

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

Health status

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

Risk factors

6. Current daily smokers(c)(d) %
na
24.1
na
na
na
22.6
na
7. Risky or high risk alcohol consumption(c)(d) %
na
10.8
na
na
na
13.0
na
8. Sedentary or low exercise level(b)(c) %
na
69.0
na
na
na
70.6
na
9. Overweight or obese(b)(c) %
na
44.0
na
na
na
47.1
na
10. High blood pressure(b)(c) %
na
10.4
na
na
na
10.1
na
11. Children fully immunised at 12-15 months(e) %
na
91.1
89.9
91.0
91.0
90.6
90.1

Health conditions

Long term conditions(b)(c)
12. Cancer (neoplasms) %
na
r1.4
na
na
na
r1.3
na
13. Ischaemic heart disease %
na
1.7
na
na
na
1.7
na
14. Diabetes mellitus %
na
3.0
na
na
na
3.7
na
15. Asthma %
na
11.1
na
na
na
9.2
na
16. High or very high psychological distress(c)(f)(d) %
na
12.9
na
na
na
12.6
na
17. Persons with a disability %
na
na
na
17.9
na
na
na
18. Persons with a disability with a profound or severe restriction %
na
na
na
5.5
na
na
na
19. New cases of cancer per 100,000 males(c) rate
r537.9
r539.2
553.8
548.9
594.0
nya
nya
20. New cases of cancer per 100,000 females(c) rate
r383.9
r391.9
r399.6
397.9
402.0
nya
nya
21. Employment injuries per 1,000 employees rate
21.3
20.3
20.3
18.5
18.7
18.4
nya

Mortality

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

Services(h)

29. Public hospital beds no.
17 754
17 534
17 402
18 085
19 408
20 731
nya
30. Private hospital beds(i) no.
6 557
6 864
6 503
6 575
6 540
6 402
nya
31. Average length of stay in public hospital days
4.6
4.6
4.6
4.4
4.4
4.3
nya
32. Residential aged care places per 1,000 population(j) rate
83.9
83.0
81.0
81.6
82.7
82.2
nya
33. Hospital separations per 100,000 population(c) rate
29 866
30 014
30 340
30 539
r30 778
31 339
31 477
34. Persons seeking drug treatment episodes '000
na
na
38.1
40.0
42.5
41.8
nya

Expenditure

35. Persons with private health insurance %
51.6
51.5
51.6
51.6
51.5
51.8
52.1
36. Total health expenditure $b
18.8
20.7
22.2
24.3
26.5
29.2
nya

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(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) Indirect standardised death rate of the estimated mid-year population.
(h) Year ending 30 June.
(i) Data for years 1999-2000 and 2000-01 includes the ACT.
(j) For persons aged 70 years and over.

SOURCES:

Data in this table are compiled from multiple sources. Information on these sources is available below.
Summary table indicators

ABS data available on request, ABS Causes of Death Collection
22-28
ABS data available on request, ABS National Health Survey
3-10; 12-16
ABS data available on request, ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults
. .
ABS data available on request, ABS Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers
17-18
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.
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2004, Australia's mothers and babies (AIHW cat. no. PER 25) to AIHW 2006, Australia's mothers and babies (AIHW cat. no. PER 34).
AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Services in NSW 2004-05
34
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2003, Australian Hospital Statistics 2001-02 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 25) to AIHW 2005, Australian Hospital Statistics 2004-05 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 41)
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare(AIHW) 2001, Australian Hospital Statistics 1999-2000 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 14) to AIHW, 2005, Australian Hospital Statistics 2004-05 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 41)
29-31
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2005, Health Expenditure Australia 2004-05 (AIHW cat. no. HWE 35)
36
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2004, Mental Health Services in Australia 2001-02 (AIHW cat. no. HSE 31) to AIHW 2005 Mental Health Services in Australia 2003-04
(AIHW cat. no. HSE 40)
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 2004
. .
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Residential Aged Care in Australia 1999-00 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 19) to Residential Aged Care in Australia 2004-05 (AIHW cat. no. AGE 45)
32
Deaths, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3302.0)
1-2
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey (ABS cat. no. 4715.1.55.005)
. .
NSW Department of Health, NSW Health Annual Reports 2002-03 and 2005-06
. .
NSW Department of Health, NSW Inpatient Statistics Collection and ABS population estimates (HOIST), Centre for Epidemiology and Research
33
Private Health Insurance Administration Council <www.phiac.gov.au/statistics/membershipcoverage>
35
Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (SCRGSP) 2007, Report on Government Services 2007, Productivity Commission, Canberra
11
Tracy EA, Chen S, Baker D, Bishop J, Jelfs P, Cancer in NSW: Incidence and Mortality, 2004, Sydney, Cancer Institute NSW, 2006, updated on the Statistical Reporting Module
<http://www.statistics.cancerinstitute.org.au>
19-20
WorkCover Authority of NSW, Worker's Compensation Statistical Bulletin NSW, 1999-01 to 2004-05
21

. . not applicable

For links to the ABS publications cited above, see Related Information.

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