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LIFE EXPECTANCY
Reference
year
Infant mortality
rate(a)(b)
Life expectancy at birth(b)
Reference
year
Healthy life expectancy at birth(c)
Males
Females
Males
Females

rate

years
Country
years
years
years

Australia
2000-2005
6
76.4
82
2002
70.9
74.3
Canada
2000-2005
5
76.7
81.9
2002
70.1
74.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000-2005
37
68.9
73.3
2002
63.1
65.2
France
2000-2005
5
75.2
82.8
2002
69.3
74.7
Greece
2000-2005
6
75.7
80.9
2002
69.1
72.9
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
4
77.3
82.8
. .
n.a.
n.a.
Indonesia
2000-2005
42
64.8
68.8
2002
57.4
58.9
Italy
2000-2005
5
75.5
81.9
2002
70.7
74.7
Japan
2000-2005
3
77.9
85.1
2002
72.3
77.7
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
5
71.8
79.3
2002
64.8
70.8
Malaysia
2000-2005
10
70.8
75.7
2002
61.6
64.8
New Zealand
2000-2005
6
75.8
80.7
2002
69.5
72.2
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
62
56.8
58.7
2002
51.4
52.4
Singapore
2000-2005
3
75.9
80.3
2002
68.8
71.3
Sweden
2000-2005
3
77.6
82.6
2002
71.9
74.8
United Kingdom
2000-2005
5
75.7
80.7
2002
69.1
72.1
United States of America
2000-2005
7
74.3
79.9
2002
67.2
71.3
Viet Nam
2000-2005
34
66.9
71.6
2002
59.8
62.9

(a) Per 1,000 live births.
(b) Medium variant projection.
(c) Healthy life expectancy at birth summarises the expected number of years to be lived in what might be termed the equivalent years of 'full health'.

Source: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations, Secretariat World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision and World Population Prospects: The 2001 Revision <http://esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 7 April 2003; The World Health Organization, The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the Future <http://www.who.int/whr/2003/en/Annex4-en.pdf/>, accessed 7 March 2004.

HEALTH SERVICES AND EXPENDITURE
Reference year
Health expenditure
as % of GDP
Health expenditure
per capita at PPP(a)
Reference year
Doctors per 1,000
population
Reference
year
Acute hospital beds
per 1,000 population

%

no.

no.
Country
$US '000

Australia
2001
9.2
2.5
2001
2.5
2000
3.8
Canada
2001
9.5
2.8
2001
2.1
2000
3.2
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2001
5.5
0.2
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
France
2001
9.6
2.6
2001
3.3
2000
4.2
Greece
2001
9.4
1.5
2001
4.4
2000
4.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Indonesia
2001
2.4
0.1
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Italy
2001
8.4
2.2
2001
4.3
2001
4.3
Japan
2001
8.0
2.1
2000
1.9
. .
n.a.
Korea (Republic of)
2001
6.0
0.9
2000
1.3
2000
5.2
Malaysia
2001
3.8
0.3
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
New Zealand
2001
8.3
1.7
2000
2.2
1991
7.0
Papua New Guinea
2001
4.4
0.1
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Singapore
2001
3.9
1.0
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Sweden
2001
8.7
2.3
2001
3.0
2000
2.4
United Kingdom
2001
7.6
2.0
2001
2.0
2001
3.9
United States of America
2001
13.9
4.9
1999
r2.7
2001
2.9
Viet Nam
2001
5.1
0.1
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.

(a) PPP (purchasing power parities) are the rates of currency conversion which eliminate the differences in price levels between countries.

Source: The World Health Organisation (WHO), The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the Future, <www.who.int/whr/2003/en/Annex5-en.pdf>, accessed 4 February 2004; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2002, OECD Health Data 2002: A comparative analysis of 30 countries <http://www.oecd.org>, accessed 4 April 2003.


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