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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1995  
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National summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Male life expectancy at birth years
72.1
72.5
72.4
72.9
73.1
73.1
73.3
73.9
74.4
74.5
75.0
Female life expectancy at birthyears
78.8
79.0
78.8
79.2
79.5
79.5
79.6
80.1
80.4
80.4
80.9
Total number of deaths '000
110.1
109.9
118.8
115.0
117.3
119.9
124.2
120.1
119.1
123.7
121.6
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)no.
7.2
7.1
7.5
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
6.9
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population) no.
7.5
7.5
7.6
7.2
7.1
7.1
7.1
6.7
6.5
6.5
6.6
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) no.
9.6
9.2
10.0
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.0
8.2
7.1
7.0
6.1
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)no.
12.2
11.9
11.8
11.5
10.6
10.7
9.9
10.3
9.6
9.4
8.2



CAUSES OF DEATH

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Ischaemic heart disease death rate (per 100,000 population)no.
204
199
207
200
197
191
194
183
175
180
168
Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population)no.
166
166
175
174
174
179
179
179
181
183
185
Road accident death rate (per 100,000 population)no.
18
17
19
19
17
19
17
15
13
12
11
Suicide death rate (per 100,000 population)no.
11
11
12
12
14
13
12
13
14
13
12
AIDS related death rate (per 100,000 population) no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1
2
3
3
4
4



RISK FACTORS

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Alcohol: apparent consumption per person per dayml
34.2
33.4
31.5
31.8
30.4
30.3
29.8
29.2
28.0
26.9
26.0
Tobacco: apparent consumption per person per daygrms
7.2
6.9
6.7
6.5
6.1
6.0
5.7
5.8
5.4
5.4
4.8
Total fats: apparent consumption per person per daygrms
59.2
59.0
57.5
57.4
r56.3
55.8
r55.4
r54.5
r53.7
53.7
52.2



SERVICES

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Average Medicare services processed per personno.
n.a.
n.a.
7.1
7.5
7.8
8.0
8.3
8.3
8.2
8.6
9.8
Acute hospital beds per 1,000 populationno.
6.1
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.4
Average length of stay in hospital days
6.9
6.7
6.7
6.5
6.3
6.2
5.9
5.6
5.1
4.8
4.8
Doctors per 100,000 populationno.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
210
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
230
n.a.
n.a.



EXPENDITURE

Units
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993

Persons with private health insurance (of population)%
65.4
n.a.
n.a.
53.1
n.a.
52.0
n.a.
52.0
n.a.
47.8
n.a.
Total health expenditure per person per year (constant prices)$
1,352
1,420
1,458
1,521
1,571
1,605
1,664
1,703
1,710
1,724
1,768
Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP (constant prices)%
7.5
7.5
7.5
7.6
7.8
7.7
7.7
7.8
8
8.1
8.2

Reference periods: Risk factor data, services data except doctors per 100,000 population, and expenditure data are for the year ended 30 June.

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