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OECD in Figures 2008

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From Chapter: Demography and health
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Health status

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Demography and health > Health status
  Life expectancy at birth Fertility rate Infant mortality Tobacco consumption Obesity2
  Number of years Children per woman
15- 49
per 1 000 live births1 % of adults smoking daily % of adults with BMI>30 kg/ m²
  2006 1995
  Women Men Total Women Men Total 2006 2006 1995 2006 1995 2006 1995
                           
Australia3 83.5 78.7 81.1 80.8 75.0 77.9 1.81 4.7 5.7 17.7 24.1 .. 19.8
Austria 82.7 77.1 79.9 79.9 73.3 76.6 1.41 3.6 5.4 23.2 24.3 12.4 ..
Belgium 82.3 76.6 79.5 80.4 73.5 77.0 1.8 3.7 5.9 22.0 28.5 12.7 11.1
Canada 82.7 78.0 80.4 81.1 75.1 78.1 1.54 5.4 6.1 17.3 25.5 18.0 12.1
Czech Republic4 79.9 73.5 76.7 76.8 69.7 73.3 1.33 3.3 7.7 24.3 26.2 17.0 11.3
Denmark 80.7 76.1 78.4 77.9 72.7 75.3 1.85 3.8 5.1 26.0 35.5 11.4 7.6
Finland 83.1 75.9 79.5 80.4 72.8 76.6 1.84 2.8 3.9 21.4 24.0 14.3 10.4
France 84.4 77.3 80.9 81.8 73.9 77.9 1.98 3.8 4.9 25.0 29.0 10.5 7.0
Germany 82.4 77.2 79.8 79.9 73.3 76.6 1.33 3.8 5.3 23.2 24.3 13.6 ..
Greece 82.0 77.1 79.6 80.3 75.0 77.7 1.41 3.7 8.1 38.6 37.0 21.9 ..
Hungary 77.4 69.0 73.2 74.5 65.3 69.9 1.35 5.7 10.7 30.4 35.5 18.8 ..
Iceland 83.0 79.4 81.2 80.0 75.9 78.0 2.07 1.4 6.0 19.3 26.8 .. ..
Ireland 82.1 77.3 79.7 78.3 72.8 75.6 1.9 3.7 6.4 .. 28.0 .. 10.0
Italy 83.8 77.9 80.9 81.6 75.1 78.4 1.35 3.9 6.2 23.0 25.6 10.2 7.0
Japan 85.8 79.0 82.4 82.9 76.4 79.6 1.32 2.6 4.3 26.3 37.0 3.9 2.6
Korea 82.4 75.7 79.1 77.4 69.6 73.5 1.13 .. 7.7 25.3 35.2 3.5 2.2
Luxembourg 81.9 76.8 79.4 80.6 73.0 76.8 1.64 2.5 5.5 21.0 33.0 18.6 14.9
Mexico 78.1 73.2 75.7 75.3 70.0 72.7 2.17 18.1 27.6 .. 25.1 30.0 ..
Netherlands 81.9 77.6 79.8 80.4 74.6 77.5 1.72 4.4 5.5 31.0 36.0 11.3 6.9
New Zealand5 81.9 77.9 79.9 79.7 74.4 77.1 2.01 5.2 6.7 20.7 27.0 20.9 17.0
Norway 82.9 78.2 80.6 80.9 74.8 77.9 1.9 3.2 4.0 24.0 33.0 9.0 5.0
Poland 79.6 70.9 75.3 76.4 67.6 72.0 1.27 6.0 13.6 26.3 31.5 12.5 11.4
Portugal 82.3 75.5 78.9 79.0 71.7 75.4 1.36 3.3 7.5 17.0 19.5 .. 11.5
Slovak Republic 78.2 70.4 74.3 76.3 68.4 72.4 1.24 6.6 11.0 25.0 .. 17.6 18.9
Spain 84.4 77.7 81.1 81.8 74.4 78.1 1.38 3.8 5.5 26.4 33.7 14.9 10.3
Sweden 82.9 78.7 80.8 81.4 76.2 78.8 1.85 2.8 4.1 15.9 22.8 10.7 7.9
Switzerland 84.2 79.2 81.7 81.9 75.4 78.7 1.44 4.4 5.0 .. 28.9 .. 6.8
Turkey 74.0 69.1 71.6 70.2 65.6 67.9 2.18 22.6 43.0 32.1 47.4 12.0 ..
United Kingdom5 81.1 77.1 79.1 79.3 74.0 76.7 1.84 5.0 6.2 22.0 27.0 24.0 16.0
United States4 80.4 75.2 77.8 78.9 72.5 75.7 2.1 6.9 7.6 16.7 20.0 34.3 ..
OECD average 81.7 76.1 78.9 79.2 72.7 76.0 1.65 5.2 8.4 23.7 29.4 15.4 10.4
1. In the United States, Canada, Japan and some Nordic countries, very premature babies with a low chance of survival are registered as live births which may not be the case in other countries. For the 22 European countries, the Eurostat NewChronos database is the main data source.
2. Estimates are based on national health interview surveys for most countries (self-reported data), except for Australia, the Czech Republic (2005 only), New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States where estimates are based on the actual measurement of weight and height. This difference in survey methodologies limits data comparability, as estimates arising from the actual measurement of weight and height are significantly higher than those based on self-report.
3. Difference in methodology for 1995 obesity observation.
4. Difference in methodology for 2005 obesity observation.
5. Difference in methodology for obesity, both observations.
.. Not available or not applicable.
Sources:
OECD Health Data 2008, OECD, Paris, June 2008.
© OECD 2008 

 

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