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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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State summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

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

Male life expectancy at birth
years
1995
74.8
75.4
75.1
75.1
75.2
73.9
68.5
76.2
75.0
Female life expectancy at birth
years
1995
80.8
81.0
81.0
81.0
81.2
79.9
74.0
81.6
80.8
Total number of deaths
'000
1995
44.8
32.4
20.7
11.2
10.4
3.8
0.8
1.1
125.1
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1995
7.3
7.2
6.3
7.6
6.0
7.9
4.7
3.7
6.9
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1995
6.6
6.5
6.2
6.3
6.2
7.1
9.9
5.4
6.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
1995
5.7
4.9
6.3
5.8
5.1
5.8
13.3
4.8
5.7
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live birth and fetal deaths combined)
no.
1995
7.9
7.7
8.9
8.3
7.8
8.0
14.0
8.1
8.1


CAUSES OF DEATH

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

Ischaemic heart disease standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1995
157
146
153
147
145
159
129
116
151
Cancer standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1995
176
188
166
171
175
197
210
168
178
Road accident standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1995
10
10
14
11
12
13
31
7
11
Suicide standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1995
12
12
15
14
13
14
15
12
13
AIDS-related standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1995
6
3
2
2
2
* *
* *
* *
4


RISK FACTORS

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

High-risk drinkers (of persons 18 years and over)
%
1995
3.0
2.9
3.6
3.0
3.1
2.8
7.2
4.2
3.1
Current smokers (of persons 18 years and over)
%
1995
23.3
23.1
25.3
22.7
23.0
25.5
32.4
22.8
23.7
Acceptable weight (of person 18 years and over)
%
1995
49.8
49.8
51.0
46.9
51.2
49.6
47.3
55.6
50.0
Fully immunised children aged 3 months to 6 years (of all children 3 months to 6 years)
%
1995
53.9
51.2
47.5
49.7
59.3
43.0
53.5
63.5
52.1


SERVICES

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

Average Medicare services processed per person
no.
1994-95
11.5
10.3
10.1
9.8
9.3
9.3
6.3
8.8
10.4
Acute hospital beds per 1,000 population
no.
1994-95
p4.1
p4.1
p4.5
p4.9
p4.2
p4.4
p4.0
p3.3
p4.3
Average length of stay in hospital
days
1994-95
p4.2
p4.1
p4.2
p4.8
p4.1
p4.8
p4.4
p3.8
p4.2
Doctors (per 100,000 population)
no.
1991
239
235
212
256
206
204
210
238
230


EXPENDITURE

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

Persons with private health insurance (of population)(a)
%
1995
37.2
r34.2
31.3
34.3
37.3
37.3
13.8
n.a.
r34.9

(a) The Australian Capital Territory is included in New South Wales. The Northern Territory figure is understated because some funds include Northern Territory members in other States.


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