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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1994  
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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
1992
74.1
74.8
74.4
75.1
75.2
74.0
68.3
76.6
74.5
Female life expectancy at birth
years
1992
80.2
80.7
80.2
80.9
80.9
79.2
72.5
81.3
80.4
Total number of deaths
'000
1992
44.8
32.0
20.5
10.9
9.9
3.7
0.8
1.1
123.7
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1992
7.5
7.2
6.8
7.5
6.0
8.0
4.6
3.7
7.1
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
1992
6.7
6.4
6.5
6.2
6.1
7.1
10.5
5.6
6.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
1992
7.4
5.6
7.9
6.1
7.0
6.6
15.5
6.3
7.0
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
1992
10.6
8.2
9.3
8.1
8.7
9.1
17
9.0
9.4


CAUSES OF DEATH

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

Ischaemic heart disease death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1992
195
179
180
199
142
191
53
78
180
Cancer death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1992
193
191
174
190
159
198
96
101
183
Road accident death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1992
11
10
14
12
13
14
24
9
12
Suicide death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
1992
12
13
14
15
13
20
14
11
13
AIDS related deaths (per 100,000 population)
no.
1992
6
4
2
2
2
1
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)
%
1989-90
4.7
3.7
4.9
3.9
3.7
2.8
9.1
5.2
4.3
Current smokers (of persons 18 years and over)
%
1989-90
28.8
27.6
28.4
27.8
28.1
28.8
39.8
30.3
28.4
Acceptable weight (of person 18 years and over)
%
1989-90
48.3
48.3
47.3
46.5
48.2
48.2
40.7
52.8
48.0
Fully immunised children aged six years (of six year olds)
%
1989-90
64.7
67.0
76.4
68.8
73.2
61.8
71.7
72.2
68.7


SERVICES

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

Average Medicare services processed per person
no.
1991-92
9.6
8.2
8.5
8.5
7.5
7.7
7.1
4.9
8.6
Hospital beds per 1,000 population
no.
1990-91
4.7
5.1
5.6
4.9
5.5
5.9
4.8
3.7
4.5
Average length of stay in hospital
days
1990-91
5.3
5.2
5.1
5.1
5.2
5.6
5.2
5.0
4.8
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)
%
1992
50.0
46.6
38.3
54.4
53.3
50.0
44.7
53.7
47.8



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