Life Expectancy at Birth (2016)
– Male: 79.3; Female: 83.2; Both Genders: 81.2
Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 100,000 live births) (2017): 4
Neonatal Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) (2018): 3
Probability of Dying from any of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases Between Age 30 and Exact Age 70 (%) (2016): 11.3%
Source: World health statistics 2020: monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2020. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Neonatal Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018): 3
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018): 4
Under-5 Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018):
Male: 5; Female: 4
Note: “Under-5 mortality rate – Probability of dying between birth and exactly 5 years of age, expressed per 1,000 live births.
“Infant mortality rate – Probability of dying between birth and exactly 1 year of age, expressed per 1,000 live births.
“Neonatal mortality rate – Probability of dying during the first 28 days of life, expressed per 1,000 live births.”
Source: UNICEF (2019). The State of the World’s Children 2019. Children, Food and Nutrition: Growing well in a changing world. UNICEF, New York.
“In 2017, the life expectancy at birth of the Danish population was 81.1 years, close to the EU average (80.9 years). While life expectancy increased by four years between 2000 and 2017, it continues to be lower than in most other western European countries and in all Nordic countries (Figure 1).
“Danish women live almost four years longer than men (83.1 and 79.2 years, respectively), but this gender gap has narrowed by nearly one year since 2000 and is now below the EU average (5.2 years).”
Source: OECD/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (2019), Denmark: Country Health Profile 2019, State of Health in the EU, OECD Publishing, Paris/European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Brussels.
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Page last updated Oct. 11, 2020 by Doug McVay, Editor.