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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2003  
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Health

LIFE EXPECTANCY
Life expectancy at birth(b)
Healthy life expectancy at birth(c)


Reference year
Infant mortality rate(a)(b)
Males
Females
Reference year
Males
Females
Country
rate
years
years
years
years

Australia
2000-2005
r6
r76.4
r82.0
2001
70.1
73.2
Canada
2000-2005
5
r76.7
r81.9
2001
68.2
71.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
2000-2005
37
r68.9
r73.3
2001
62.0
64.3
France
2000-2005
5
r75.2
r82.8
2001
69.0
73.5
Greece
2000-2005
6
r75.7
r80.9
2001
69.0
71.9
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
4
r77.3
r82.8
. .
n.a.
n.a.
Indonesia
2000-2005
r42
r64.8
r68.8
2001
56.1
57.2
Italy
2000-2005
5
r75.5
r81.9
2001
69.2
72.9
Japan
2000-2005
3
r77.9
r85.1
2001
71.4
75.8
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
r5
r71.8
r79.3
2002
64.5
70.3
Malaysia
2000-2005
10
r70.8
r75.7
2001
57.6
63.2
New Zealand
2000-2005
6
r75.8
r80.7
2001
69.1
71.5
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
62
r56.8
r58.7
2001
47.9
51.8
Singapore
2000-2005
r3
75.9
80.3
2001
67.9
69.5
Sweden
2000-2005
3
r77.6
r82.6
2001
70.5
73.2
United Kingdom
2000-2005
5
r75.7
r80.7
2001
68.4
70.9
United States of America
2000-2005
7
r74.3
r79.9
2001
66.4
68.8
Viet Nam
2000-2005
34
66.9
71.6
2001
55.9
61.4

(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 </esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 7 April 2003; The World Health Organization, The World Health Report 2002: Reducing risks, promoting healthy life <www.who.int/whr/2002/whr2002_annex4.pdf>, accessed 7 April 2003.

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
Country
%
$US '000
no.
no.

Australia
2000
8.3
2.2
1998
2.5
1999
3.8
Canada
2000
r9.1
r2.5
2000
2.1
1999
3.3
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province)
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
France
2000
9.5
2.3
2000
3.3
2000
4.2
Greece
2000
8.3
1.4
1999
4.4
1999
4.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Indonesia
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Italy
2000
8.1
2.0
2000
6.0
1999
4.5
Japan
2000
7.8
2.0
2000
1.9
. .
n.a.
Korea (Republic of)
2000
5.9
0.9
2000
1.3
2000
5.2
Malaysia
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
New Zealand
2000
8.0
1.6
2000
2.2
1991
7.0
Papua New Guinea
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Singapore
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Sweden
1998
7.9
1.7
1999
2.9
2000
2.4
United Kingdom
2000
7.3
1.8
2000
1.8
2000
3.3
United States of America
2000
13.0
4.6
1999
2.8
2000
3.0
Viet Nam
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
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: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 2002, OECD Health Data 2002: A comparative analysis of 30 countries <www.oecd.org>, accessed 4 April 2003.



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