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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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State summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

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

Life expectancy
Male life expectancy at birth years1996
75.0
75.6
75.1
75.3
75.4
74.1
69.2
76.6
75.2
Female life expectancy at birthyears1996
80.9
81.2
80.9
81.3
81.3
80.0
75.0
81.6
81.1
Mortality
Total number of deaths '0001996
45.1
32.7
22.3
11.6
11.0
3.9
0.8
1.3
128.7
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)no.1996
7.3
7.2
6.6
7.8
6.3
8.2
4.3
4.2
7.0
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)no.1996
6.4
6.3
6.4
6.3
6.3
7.2
8.8
6.1
6.4
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) no.1996
5.8
5.0
6.4
4.9
6.5
4.5
11.5
5.7
5.8
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)no.1996
9.6
7.3
8.5
7.5
8.4
8.6
10.6
7.9
8.5
Morbidity and disability (per 1,000 population)(a)
Cancer no.1995
21
18
26
19
21
24
20
19
21
Heart disease no.1995
29
28
28
27
24
36
*14
27
28
Diabetes no.1995
20
24
20
27
25
26
25
20
23
Asthma no.1995
104
112
133
112
115
102
127
112
113
Injury no.1995
58
56
77
64
76
72
87
76
64
Disability with selected restrictionsno.1993
119
131
139
148
135
139
139
139
131

(a) Rates are age-standardised

Reference periods: All health status data are for the calendar year.

CAUSES OF DEATH

Death rates per 100,000 population -UnitsYears
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Leading causes(a)
Cancerno.1996
173
180
180
171
178
198
204
171
177
Coronary heart disease no.1996
148
137
155
143
139
155
108
134
145
Strokeno.1996
64
58
62
61
59
67
68
69
61
Selected cancers(a)
Male lung cancerno.1996
52
57
60
52
55
73
92
34
55
Female lung cancerno.1996
19
20
19
18
22
22
31
15
20
Female breast cancerno.1996
24
27
24
28
24
21
17
32
25
Prostate cancerno.1996
33
33
34
31
35
42
19
39
33
Skin cancerno.1996
8
6
7
5
7
4
8
4
7
Heart disease and diabetes(a)
Male coronary heart disease no.1996
200
186
207
196
189
213
124
188
196
Female coronary heart diseaseno.1996
108
99
113
100
100
111
85
95
105
Diabetes mellitusno.1996
11
19
14
18
17
15
31
12
15
Accidents and suicide
Motor vehicle traffic accident(a)no.1996
9
9
12
12
14
12
36
9
11
Male 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accidentno.1996
26
28
36
35
40
51
68
33
32
Female 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accidentno.1996
7
8
8
11
9
21
27
4
8
Suicide(a) no.1996
13
11
16
12
12
14
19
12
13
Male 15-24 years suicideno.1996
24
19
39
21
29
21
31
18
25
Female 15-24 years suicideno.1996
4
5
4
2
5
0
14
8
4
AIDS(a)
AIDS-relatedno.1996
5
3
2
2
2
* *
* *
* *
3

(a) Rates are age-standardised

Reference periods: All causes of death data are for the calendar year.

RISK FACTORS

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

(a) Rates are age-standardised.
(b) Risk factor estimates for NT relate to predominantly urban areas.

Reference periods: Immunisation status data are at April. Overweight/obese and hypertension data are for the year ended March 1996.

SERVICES

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

Hospital separations (per 1,000 population)no.1995-96
284
287
296
314
258
265
260
232
285
Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)no.1995-96
4.1
4.1
4.6
4.9
4.4
4.5
4.1
3.5
4.3
Average length of stay in hospitaldays1995-96
4.7
4.1
4.4
4.2
4.0
4.5
4.0
4.0
4.3
Doctors (per 100,000 population)no.1996
250
237
233
264
221
220
249
259
241
Nursing home and hostel beds (per 1,000 population aged 70 years and over)no.1995-96
92.5
85.4
95.2
93.6
91.0
86.7
103.1
86.5
90.9
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed per person(a)no.1995-96
11.4
10.4
10.3
9.8
9.6
9.4
6.8
9.2
10.5
Average Medicare services processed per male(a)no.1995-96
9.5
8.6
8.2
8.1
7.9
7.4
5.3
7.5
8.7
Average Medicare services processed per female(a)no.1995-96
13.3
12.2
12.3
11.5
11.9
11.3
8.4
10.9
12.4
Average Medicare services processed per person aged 65 years and overno.1995-96
21.7
20.5
19.8
19.2
19.4
17.1
12.7
18.4
20.5
Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 years and over%1995-96
23.5
23.9
21.5
26.4
21.3
22.9
6.7
15.2
23.0

(a) Rates are age-standardised.
(b) Risk factor estimates for NT relate to predominantly urban areas.

Reference periods: Services data (except for doctors per 100,000 population which is at census date) are for the year ended 30 June.

EXPENDITURE

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

Persons with private health insurance(c)%1996
34.1
33.5
30.9
34.1
36.9
37.1
25.6
n.a.
33.6

(c) The ACT is included in NSW.

Reference periods: Private health insurance data are at the June quarter.



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