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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1998  
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National summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Life expectancy
Male life expectancy at birth years
72.8
73.0
73.1
73.3
73.9
74.4
74.5
75.0
75.0
75.0
75.2
Female life expectancy at birthyears
79.1
79.5
79.5
79.6
80.1
80.4
80.4
80.9
80.9
80.8
81.1
Male life expectancy at 65 years years
14.6
14.7
14.8
14.7
15.2
15.4
15.4
15.7
15.7
15.7
15.8
Female life expectancy at 65 yearsyears
18.5
18.6
18.7
18.7
19.0
19.1
19.2
19.5
19.7
19.5
19.6
Male disability-free life expectancy at birthyears
n.a.
n.a.
58.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
58.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Female disability-free life expectancy at birthyears
n.a.
n.a.
63.4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
64.2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Mortality
Total number of deaths '000
115.0
117.3
119.9
124.2
120.1
119.1
123.7
121.6
126.7
125.1
128.7
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)no.
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.0
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)no.
7.6
7.6
7.5
7.6
7.2
6.9
6.9
6.6
6.7
6.5
6.4
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) no.
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.0
8.2
7.1
7.0
6.1
5.9
5.7
5.8
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)no.
11.5
10.6
10.7
9.9
10.3
9.6
9.4
8.2
8.0
8.1
8.5
Disability
Disability with selected restrictions (per 1000 population)(a)no.
n.a.
n.a.
130.7
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
130.5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

(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 - Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Leading causes(a)
Cancerno.
182
180
184
183
181
181
181
180
181
r177
177
Coronary heart diseaseno.
213
208
199
200
186
176
177
162
161
151
145
Strokeno.
85
82
79
78
72
69
67
65
67
63
61
Selected cancers(a)
Male lung cancerno.
64
64
65
64
60
60
59
57
59
56
55
Female lung cancerno.
16
15
17
18
17
18
18
19
19
19
20
Female breast cancerno.
27
27
27
27
27
27
25
27
27
26
25
Prostate cancerno.
29
30
31
32
32
31
34
35
35
33
33
Skin cancerno.
6
6
6
6
7
6
7
7
7
7
7
Heart disease and diabetes(a)
Male coronary heart diseaseno.
290
282
271
271
250
237
235
219
216
204
196
Female coronary heart diseaseno.
153
150
143
145
136
127
130
117
118
109
105
Diabetes mellitusno.
13
13
13
13
13
13
14
14
15
14
15
Accidents and suicide
Motor vehicle traffic accident(a) no.
19
17
19
17
15
13
12
11
11
11
11
Male 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accidentno.
58
54
55
49
42
38
31
33
30
32
32
Female 15-24 years motor vehicle traffic accidentno.
19
18
18
18
14
12
12
10
10
11
8
Suicide(a)no.
13
14
13
13
13
14
13
12
13
13
13
Male 15-24 years suicide no.
21
24
28
24
27
27
27
25
27
25
25
Female 15-24 years suicide no.
5
6
4
3
4
6
6
4
4
6
4
AIDS(a)
AIDS-relatedno.
n.a.
n.a.
1
2
3
3
4
4
4
4
3

(a) Rates are age-standardised.

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

RISK FACTORS

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Immunisation status
Children not fully immunised aged 3 months to 6 years (of children 3 months to 6 years)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
45.9
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
47.9
n.a.
Drinking and smoking
Alcohol: apparent consumption per person per daymls
31.8
30.4
30.7
30.2
29.9
28.6
r27.3
26.5
27.3
r26.7
26.5
Tobacco: apparent consumption per person per daygrams
6.5
6.1
6.0
5.7
5.8
5.4
5.4
4.8
4.4
4.2
4.0
Diet and exercise
Total fats: apparent consumption per person per daygrams
57.4
56.3
55.8
55.4
54.5
r55.0
r54.8
r53.7
54.5
53.1
54.1
Persons who do not exercise for sport, recreation or fitness (of persons 18 years and over)(a)%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
35.8
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
34.0
n.a.

(a) Rates are age-standardised

Reference periods: Immunisation status data are at April. Apparent consumption and expenditure data (except private health insurance data which are at the June quarter).

SERVICES

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Hospital separations (per 1,000 population)no.
212
n.a.
214
n.a.
225
n.a.
237
247
260
274
285
Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)no.
5.7
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.4
4.2
4.3
4.3
Average length of stay in hospital days
6.5
6.3
6.2
5.9
5.6
5.1
4.8
4.8
4.7
r4.5
4.3
Doctors (per 100,000 population)no.
r205
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
r225
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
241
Nursing home and hostel beds (per 1,000 population aged 70 years and over)no.
n.a.
n.a.
98.4
97.2
95.1
94.0
94.2
94.1
92.6
90.0
90.9
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed per person(a)no.
7.7
8.0
8.2
8.5
8.5
8.5
8.9
9.7
10.0
10.3
10.5
Average Medicare services processed per male(a)no.
6.1
6.4
6.6
6.8
6.9
6.9
7.2
7.8
8.2
8.4
8.7
Average Medicare services processed per female(a)no.
9.2
9.6
9.8
10.2
10.1
10.1
10.6
11.5
11.8
12.2
12.4
Average Medicare services processed per person aged 65 years and overno.
13.9
14.6
14.8
15.2
15.3
15.4
16.4
17.9
18.8
19.6
20.5
Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 years and over%
19.3
19.8
19.7
19.6
20.0
20.6
21.0
21.4
22.0
22.5
23.0

(a) Rates are age-standardised

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

EXPENDITURE

Units
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996

Persons with private health insurance%
48.8
48.3
47.0
45.5
44.5
43.7
41.0
39.5
37.2
34.9
33.6
Total health expenditure per person per year (1989-90 prices)$
1,521
1,571
1,603
1,661
r1,705
r1,716
r1,746
r1,790
1,837
r1,911
p1,986
Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP %
7.7
8.0
7.8
7.7
7.8
r8.3
8.6
8.6
8.5
r8.5
p8.5

(a) Rates are age-standardised

Reference periods:Expenditure data (except private health insurance data which are at the June quarter) are for the year ended 30 June.


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