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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 1997  
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National summary tables


HEALTH STATUS

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Male life expectancy at birth
years
72.3
72.8
73
73.1
73.3
73.9
74.4
74.5
75.0
75.0
75.0
Female life expectancy at birth
years
78.8
79.1
79.5
79.5
79.6
80.1
80.4
80.4
80.9
80.9
80.8
Total number of deaths
'000
118.8
115.0
117.3
119.9
124.2
120.1
119.1
123.7
121.6
126.7
125.1
Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
7.5
7.2
7.2
7.2
7.4
7.0
6.9
7.1
6.9
7.1
6.9
Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)
no.
8.2
7.6
7.6
7.5
7.6
7.2
6.9
6.9
6.6
6.7
6.5
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)
no.
10.0
8.8
8.7
8.7
8.0
8.2
7.1
7.0
6.1
5.9
5.7
Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)
no.
11.8
11.5
10.6
10.7
9.9
10.3
9.6
9.4
8.2
8.0
8.1


CAUSES OF DEATH

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Ischaemic heart disease standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
225
213
208
199
200
186
175
177
162
161
151
Cancer standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
186
182
180
184
183
181
181
181
180
181
178
Motor vehicle traffic accident standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
19
19
17
19
17
15
13
12
11
11
11
Suicide standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
12
13
14
13
13
13
14
13
12
13
13
AIDS-related standardised death rate (per 100,000 population)
no.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
1.0
2.0
3.0
3.0
4.0
4.0
4.0
4.0


RISK FACTORS

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Alcohol: apparent consumption per person per day
mls
31.5
31.8
30.4
r30.7
r30.2
r29.9
r28.6
r28.1
r26.5
r27.3
r27.0
Tobacco: apparent consumption per person per day
grams
6.7
6.5
6.1
6.0
5.7
5.8
5.4
5.4
4.8
4.4
4.2
Total fats: apparent consumption per person per day
grams
57.5
57.4
56.3
55.8
55.4
54.5
53.7
53.7
52.2
n.y.a.
n.y.a.
Fully immunised children aged 3 months to 6 years (of all children 3 months to 6 years)
%
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
54.1
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
52.1

Reference periods: Risk factor data are for the year ended 30 June.

SERVICES

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Average Medicare services processed per person
no.
7.1
7.5
7.8
8.0
8.3
8.3
8.2
8.6
9.8
r10.1
10.4
Acute hospital beds per 1,000 population
no.
5.8
5.7
5.4
5.3
5.2
5.0
5.0
4.5
4.4
4.2
p4.3
Average length of stay in hospital
days
6.7
6.5
6.3
6.2
5.9
5.6
5.1
4.8
4.8
4.7
p4.2
Doctors (per 100,000 population)
no.
n.a.
210
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
230
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.

Reference periods: Services data, except doctors per 100,000 population, are for the year ended 30 June.

EXPENDITURE

Units
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

Persons with private health insurance (of population)
%
47.7
48.8
48.3
47.0
45.5
44.5
43.7
41.0
39.5
37.2
r34.9
Total health expenditure per person per year (1989-90 prices)
$
1,458
1,521
1,571
r1603
1,661
1,700
1,714
r1743
r1791
r1837
p1890
Total health expenditure as a proportion of GDP
%
r7.6
r7.7
r8.0
r7.8
7.7
7.8
r8.2
r8.6
r8.6
r8.5
p8.4

Reference periods: Expenditure data are for the year ended 30 June.


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