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Health at a Glance 2017

OECD Indicators

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This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). The data presented in this publication come from official national statistics, unless otherwise stated.

This edition contains a range of new indicators, particularly on risk factors for health. It also places greater emphasis on time trend analysis. Alongside indicator-by-indicator analysis, this edition offers snapshots and dashboard indicators that summarise the comparative performance of countries, and a special chapter on the main factors driving life expectancy gains.

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Vaccinations

All OECD countries have established vaccination programmes based on their interpretation of the risks and benefits of each vaccine. For children, vaccination rates for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP), measles, and hepatitis B at age 1 are high across OECD countries (). On average, over 95% of children receive the recommended DTP or measles vaccinations, while almost 94% receive a recommended hepatitis B vaccination. Vaccination rates for DTP are below 90% in Indonesia, Mexico, and India. Vaccination rates for measles are below 90% in Italy, Indonesia, and India while vaccination rates for hepatitis B are below 90% in Mexico, France, Indonesia, India, and Germany.

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