Life Expectancy at Birth (2016)
– Male: 78.7; Female: 83.3; Both Genders: 80.9
Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 100,000 live births) (2015): 6
Neonatal Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) (2017): 2
Probability of Dying from any of Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Respiratory Diseases Between Age 30 and Exact Age 70 (%) (2017):
– Male: 15.2%; Female: 8.9%; Both Genders: 12.1%
Source: World health statistics 2019: monitoring health for the SDGs, sustainable development goals. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Neonatal Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018): 2
Infant Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018): 3
Under-5 Mortality Rate (Deaths Per 1,000 Live Births) (2018):
Male: 4; Female: 3
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.
Percentage of hospitalized patients with at least one health care-associated infection, 2015-17: 3.11%
Adverse events in hip and knee surgeries: post-operative pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 2015 (Rate per 100,000 Discharges):
— PE: 340.5; DVT: 419.4
Obstetric trauma, vaginal delivery with instrument, 2017 (Crude rate per 100 instrument-assisted vaginal deliveries): 5.99
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) hospital admission in adults, 2017 (Age-sex standardized rates per 100,000 population): 289
Congestive heart failure (CHF) hospital admission in adults, 2017 (Age-sex standardized rates per 100,000 population): 389
Diabetes hospital admission in adults, 2017 (Age-sex standardized rates per 100,000 population): 209
Source: OECD (2019), Health at a Glance 2019: OECD Indicators, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/4dd50c09-en.
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Page last updated Oct. 20, 2020 by Doug McVay, Editor.