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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2001  
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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 years1999
76.1
76.7
76.0
76.4
76.4
75.4
70.6
77.9
76.2
Female life expectancy at birthyears1999
81.7
82.0
81.7
82.1
82.1
80.7
75.1
81.8
81.8
Mortality
Total number of deaths '0001999
45.2
31.9
22.8
11.3
10.9
3.8
0.8
1.3
128.1
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)rate1999
7.1
6.8
6.5
7.6
5.9
8.0
4.3
4.3
6.8
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)rate1999
5.9
5.7
6.0
5.7
5.7
6.5
8.7
5.4
5.9
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) rate1999
5.8
5.6
5.7
4.3
4.7
7.6
11.7
5.6
5.7
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)rate1999
8.1
9.2
8.2
6.6
8.3
10.7
16.1
11.7
8.5
Morbidity and disability (per 1,000 population)(b)
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(b)%1998
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.

Death rates per 100,000 population -
Leading causes(b)
Cancerrate1999
162
166
169
161
169
180
209
160
166
Ischaemic heart disease rate1999
126
112
137
119
113
128
142
103
122
Strokerate1999
56
48
54
51
50
54
65
53
53
Selected cancers(b)
Male lung cancerrate1999
50
48
53
49
55
52
70
33
50
Female lung cancerrate1999
19
19
20
17
21
18
32
17
19
Female breast cancerrate1999
21
24
21
20
23
28
45
23
22
Prostate cancerrate1999
27
30
29
30
26
32
16
22
28
Skin cancerrate1999
7
5
8
5
7
5
7
3
6
Heart disease and diabetes(b)
Male ischaemic heart disease rate1999
171
150
178
163
151
173
190
132
164
Female ischaemic heart diseaserate1999
91
82
102
84
82
95
89
80
89
Diabetes mellitusrate1999
11
17
13
13
13
13
39
10
14
Accidents and suicide
Motor vehicle traffic accident(b)rate1999
9
9
9
10
11
14
16
5
9
Male 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accident(c)rate1999
23
22
26
35
32
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
26
Female 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accident(c)rate1999
9
7
7
8
8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
8
Suicide(b) rate1999
13
12
14
13
13
17
15
14
13
Male 15-24 years suicide(c)rate1999
20
18
26
17
30
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
23
Female 15-24 years suicide(c)rate1999
7
5
4
5
3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
5
AIDS(b)
AIDS-related(d)rate1999
1
1
1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1

RISK FACTORS

Units Years
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT(a)
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)rate1998-99
276
299
318
318
298
259
348
265
295
Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)no.1998-99
4.0
3.9
4.5
4.8
4.6
4.1
3.6
3.4
4.2
Average length of stay in hospitaldays1998-99
4.1
3.6
4.0
3.9
3.7
4.3
3.5
3.7
3.9
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.1998-99
85.6
81.4
90.0
87.7
86.8
85.0
93.0
83.6
85.7
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed per person(b)no.1998-99
11.3
10.7
10.6
9.8
9.5
9.5
6.5
9.3
10.6
Average Medicare services processed per male(b)no.1998-99
9.5
8.8
8.6
8.1
7.6
7.5
5.2
7.6
8.7
Average Medicare services processed per female(b)no.1998-99
13.1
12.5
12.6
11.4
11.4
11.5
7.9
11.1
12.4
Average Medicare services processed per person aged 65 years and overno.1998-99
23.0
22.3
21.8
20.1
20.1
18.7
12.9
19.5
21.9
Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 years and over%1998-99
25.1
25.7
23.0
27.9
22.2
25.4
7.6
17.4
24.6

EXPENDITURE

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

Persons with private health insurance(e)%1999
30.9
29.7
28.7
31.2
35.0
33.3
23.9
n.a.
30.6

(a) 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) Data for South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory are not available as numbers are too low for reliable rates.
(e) The ACT is included in NSW.

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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