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4102.0 - Australian Social Trends, 2005  
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Health

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Reference
year
Infant mortality
rate(a)(b)
Life expectancy at birth(b)
Reference
year
Healthy life expectancy at birth(c)
Males
Females
Males
Females
Country
rate
years
years
years
years

Australia
2000-2005
r5
r77.6
r82.8
2002
70.9
74.3
Canada
2000-2005
5
r77.3
r82.4
2002
70.1
74.0
China
2000-2005
r35
r69.8
73.3
2002
63.1
65.2
France
2000-2005
5
r75.8
83.0
2002
69.3
74.7
Greece
2000-2005
7
r75.6
r80.8
2002
69.1
72.9
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
2000-2005
4
r78.6
r84.6
. .
n.a.
n.a.
Indonesia
2000-2005
r43
r64.6
r68.6
2002
57.4
58.9
Italy
2000-2005
5
r76.8
r83
2002
70.7
74.7
Japan
2000-2005
r3
r78.3
r85.3
2002
72.3
77.7
Korea (Republic of)
2000-2005
4
r73.2
r80.5
2002
64.8
70.8
Malaysia
2000-2005
10
70.8
r75.5
2002
61.6
64.8
New Zealand
2000-2005
r5
r76.7
r81.3
2002
69.5
72.2
Papua New Guinea
2000-2005
r71
r54.7
r55.8
2002
51.4
52.4
Singapore
2000-2005
3
r76.7
r80.5
2002
68.8
71.3
Sweden
2000-2005
3
r77.8
r82.3
2002
71.9
74.8
United Kingdom
2000-2005
5
r75.9
r80.6
2002
69.1
72.1
United States of America
2000-2005
7
r74.6
r80
2002
67.2
71.3
Viet Nam
2000-2005
r30
r68.4
r72.4
2002
59.8
62.9

(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 2004 Revision <http://esa.un.org/unpp>, accessed 1 April 2005; The World Health Organization, The World Health Report 2003: Shaping the Future <www.who.int/whr/2003/en/Annex4-en.pdf/>, accessed 1 April 2005.

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
2002
9.5
2.5(b)
2001
2.5
2001
3.7
Canada
2002
9.6
2.9
2002
2.1
2001
3.2
China
2002
5.8
0.2(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
France
2002
9.7
2.7
2002
3.3
2001
4.0
Greece
2002
9.5
1.8
2001
r4.5
2000
4.0
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
. .
n.a.
n.a.
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Indonesia
2002
3.2
0.1(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Italy
2002
8.5
2.2
2002
4.4
2001
4.6
Japan
2002
7.9
2.1(b)
2002
2.0
. .
n.a.
Korea (Republic of)
2002
5.0
1.0
2002
1.5
2001
5.2
Malaysia
2002
3.8
0.3(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
New Zealand
2002
8.5
1.9
2002
2.1
1991
7.0
Papua New Guinea
2002
4.3
0.1(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Singapore
2002
4.3
1.0(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.
Sweden
2002
9.2
2.5
2000
3.0
2000
2.4
United Kingdom
2002
7.7
2.2
2002
2.1
2002
3.9
United States of America
2002
14.6
5.3
2001
2.4
2002
2.9
Viet Nam
2002
5.2
0.1(b)
. .
n.a.
. .
n.a.

(a) PPP (purchasing power parities) are the rates of currency conversion which eliminate the differences in price levels between countries.
(b) Reference year is 2001.

Source: The World Health Organisation 2005, The World Health Report 2005: Make every mother and child count <www.who.int/whr/2005/annexes-en.pdf>, accessed 11 April 2005; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004, OECD Health Data 2004: A comparative analysis of 30 countries <http://www.oecd.org>, accessed 1 April 2005.


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