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State summary tables


HEALTH STATUS



Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT(a)

ACT

Aust.




Life expectancy












1

Life expectancy at birth - males

years

1999-2001

76.9

77.5

76.9

77.0

77.3

76.0

70.8

78.5

77.0

2

Life expectancy at birth - females

years

1999-2001

82.4

82.7

82.3

82.5

82.8

81.2

76.5

82.9

82.4

3

Males surviving to age 50

%

1999-2001

94.3

94.6

94.1

94.1

94.1

93.6

87.3

95.1

94.2

4

Females surviving to age 50

%

1999-2001

97.0

97.0

96.7

96.8

96.9

96.7

93.1

97.4

96.9

5

Males surviving to age 70

%

1999-2001

77.0

78.4

76.7

77.4

78.0

75.6

63.1

80.6

77.3

6

Females surviving to age 70

%

1999-2001

86.6

87.1

86.5

86.5

87.3

84.6

74.1

87.6

86.6

7

Males surviving to age 85

%

1999-2001

32.4

34.0

32.9

32.6

33.9

29.4

21.8

36.6

32.9

8

Females surviving to age 85

%

1999-2001

51.4

52.2

51.5

51.7

52.8

47.1

35.0

52.4

51.6


Mortality(b)












9

Total number of deaths

'000

2001

44.6

32.3

22.9

11.9

10.8

3.9

0.9

1.4

128.9

10

Standardised death rate (per 1,000 population)

rate

2001

5.4

5.3

5.5

5.5

5.2

6.2

8.1

5.1

5.4

11

Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)

rate

2001

5.3

4.8

5.9

4.6

5.1

6.2

10.7

3.0

5.3

12

Perinatal mortality rate (per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths combined)

rate

2001

7.8

8.7

9.7

8.5

7.9

5.6

12.2

8.3

8.4


Morbidity and disability prevalence












13

Cancer(c)

%

2001

1.4

1.3

1.7

1.2

1.2

1.0

n.a.

1.7

1.4

14

Ischaemic and other heart disease(c)

%

2001

1.6

2.1

2.5

1.8

1.5

2.2

n.a.

2.2

1.9

15

Diabetes(c)

%

2001

2.9

3.1

2.8

2.9

2.7

2.1

n.a.

3.1

2.9

16

Asthma(c)

%

2001

11.1

12.1

12.0

12.6

10.5

11.7

n.a.

12.3

11.6

17

Injury(c)

%

2001

3.7

3.4

4.2

3.3

2.8

4.8

n.a.

4.4

3.7

18

High/very high levels of psychological distress - aged 18 and over(c)

%

2001

12.9

12.9

11.8

14.2

11.1

13.9

n.a.

9.2

12.6

19

Arthritis(c)

%

2001

13.9

12.9

14.1

12.9

13.5

18.7

n.a.

11.8

13.6

20

Persons with a disability(d)

%

1998

19.3

18.0

19.9

22.4

19.5

22.3

13.3

17.2

19.3

21

Persons with a profound/severe core activity restriction(d)

%

1998

6.0

5.7

6.8

5.9

5.9

7.3

6.6

6.7

6.1



CAUSES OF DEATH




Units

Years

NSW

Vic.

Qld

SA

WA

Tas.

NT

ACT

Aust.



Death rates are per 100,000 population













Leading causes(d)












22

Cancer

rate

1999-2001

160

165

165

162

162

181

196

155

163

23

Ischaemic heart disease

rate

1999-2001

116

104

126

116

104

121

141

100

114

24

Stroke

rate

1999-2001

54

46

52

49

45

54

53

49

50


Selected cancers(d)












25

Lung cancer - males

rate

1999-2001

48

46

50

47

50

52

64

32

48

26

Lung cancer - females

rate

1999-2001

19

20

19

18

21

23

33

17

19

27

Breast cancer - females

rate

1999-2001

21

23

21

22

21

25

27

25

22

28

Prostate cancer - males

rate

1999-2001

27

29

30

30

25

32

16

25

28

29

Skin cancer

rate

1999-2001

7

5

8

5

6

5

8

4

6


Heart disease and diabetes(d)












30

Ischaemic heart disease - males

rate

1999-2001

153

140

162

158

140

160

178

124

151

31

Ischaemic heart disease - females

rate

1999-2001

84

76

95

83

75

90

96

79

83

32

Diabetes mellitus

rate

1999-2001

10

16

13

13

14

14

40

11

13


Motor vehicle accidents












33

Motor vehicle traffic accident(d)

rate

1999-2001

9

9

9

10

10

11

21

5

9

34


Males aged 15-24

rate

1999-2001

25

24

27

32

35

37

70

10

27

35


Females aged 15-24

rate

1999-2001

8

8

7

8

10

14

20

7

8


Suicide












36

Suicide(d)

rate

1999-2001

12

11

14

13

14

14

20

12

13

37


Males(d)

rate

1999-2001

19

17

23

22

22

24

33

20

20

38


Females(d)

rate

1999-2001

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

5

39


Males aged 15-24

rate

1999-2001

19

16

27

22

27

23

51

21

21

40


Females aged 15-24

rate

1999-2001

5

5

5

4

6

8

11

7

5


Drug induced(d)












41

Drug induced

rate

1999-2001

8

9

6

7

8

4

7

5

8

42


Males

rate

1999-2001

12

12

8

10

10

5

11

8

11

43


Females

rate

1999-2001

4

6

4

4

5

4

2

3

5



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

Immunisation status(c)
44Children not fully immunised aged 3 months to 6 years - of children aged 3 months to 6 years
%
2001
49.1
48.3
52.0
44.8
35.6
44.1
n.a.
41.0
47.7
Drinking and smoking(c)
45Risky/high-risk drinkers - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
13.1
10.9
15.8
14.0
13.9
12.8
n.a.
14.1
13.2
46Risky/high-risk drinkers - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
8.6
7.7
8.1
8.0
11.1
7.0
n.a.
9.3
8.5
47Current smokers - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
27.2
27.7
30.5
28.2
24.8
25.0
n.a.
20.9
27.3
48Current smokers - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
21.3
20.6
20.7
21.4
21.5
23.7
n.a.
19.0
21.4
Diet and exercise(c)
49Overweight/obese adults - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
54.5
54.4
55.8
51.9
55.0
54.2
n.a.
51.9
54.4
50Overweight/obese adults - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
37.6
37.9
41.3
38.1
36.2
36.6
n.a.
32.6
38.2
51Adults with low usual intake of fruit - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
53.9
54.2
50.3
62.2
50.1
56.2
n.a.
50.6
53.5
52Adults with low usual intake of fruit - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
43.8
39.7
39.6
43.4
40.8
43.8
n.a.
40.9
41.9
53Adults who are physically inactive - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
32.8
28.2
31.2
31.7
28.8
31.9
n.a.
24.0
30.9
54Adults who are physically inactive - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
36.1
28.8
33.0
32.4
28.1
32.0
n.a.
24.2
32.0
High blood pressure(c)
55Hypertension - of males aged 18 and over
%
2001
12.7
11.9
11.8
12.6
12.9
16.0
n.a.
16.2
12.8
56Hypertension - of females aged 18 and over
%
2001
14.3
14.2
15.6
14.0
13.1
16.0
n.a.
12.0
13.9


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

57Hospital separations (per 1,000 population)
rate
2000-2001
273
317
329
331
322
273
360
293
305
58Hospital beds (per 1,000 population)
no.
2000-2001
3.9
4.0
4.5
4.9
4.4
4.1
2.9
2.2
4.1
59Average length of stay in hospital
days
2000-2001
4.0
3.5
3.3
3.8
3.5
4.3
3.3
3.5
3.7
60Doctors (per 100,000 population)
no.
2001
251
252
234
276
232
235
253
287
248
61Residential aged care places (per 1,000 population aged 70 and over)
no.
2000-2001
83.0
80.0
86.8
85.2
85.3
82.8
109.2
79.9
83.3
Medicare usage
Average Medicare services processed(d)
62Per persons
no.
2000-2001
11.1
10.7
10.6
10.3
9.6
9.6
6.5
9.3
10.6
63Per male
no.
2000-2001
9.4
8.8
8.6
8.6
7.7
7.7
5.3
7.7
8.8
64Per female
no.
2000-2001
13.0
12.5
12.5
12.1
11.6
11.5
8.2
11.3
12.5
65Per person aged 65 and over
no.
2000-2001
23.5
22.9
22.4
22.0
20.7
19.8
13.1
20.5
22.6
66Proportion of Medicare services used by persons aged 65 and over
%
2000-2001
26.3
26.8
24.2
29.1
23.4
26.9
8.5
19.3
25.8


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

67Persons with private health insurance(e)
%
2001
45.3
44.8
42.1
45.7
47.8
44.5
33.8
n.a.
44.7

(a) Disability estimates for Northern Territory relate to mainly urban areas only.
(b) Based on deaths registered during the year.
(c) Rates are age standardised to the 2001 National Health Survey benchmark population.
(d) Rates are age-standardised.
(e) The Australian Capital Territory is included in New South Wales.



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