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World health statistics

Corporate author: World Health Organization Publisher: World Health Organization, 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 110 p. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 978941563598Type of document: BookNote: Includes corrigenda to pp. 29, 44 and 45. • Electronic version available at http://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/en/Bibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical referencesHoldings: Publisher: 2005-
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Includes corrigenda to pp. 29, 44 and 45.

Electronic version available at http://www.who.int/whosis/whostat/en/

Includes bibliographical references

World Health Statistics 2008 Table of contents Introduction Part 1. Ten highlights in health statistics Progress towards MDG 5: maternal mortality Coverage gap and inequity in maternal, neonatal and child health interventions HIV/AIDS estimates are revised downwards Progress in the fight against malaria Reducing deaths from tobacco Breast cancer: mortality and screening Divergent trends in mortality slow down improvements in life expectancy in Europe Monitoring disease outbreaks: meningococcal meningitis in Africa Future trends in global mortality: major shifts in cause of death patterns Reducing impoverishment caused by catastrophic health care spending References 5 7 8 10 13 15 18 21 24 27 29 32 34 Part 2. Global health indicators Mortality and burden of disease 35 36 36 Mortality Life expectancy at birth (years) Healthy life expectancy (HALE) at birth (years) Neonatal mortality rate per 1000 live births Infant mortality rate per 1000 live births Under-5 mortality rate (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) Adult mortality rate (probability of dying between 15 to 60 years per 1000 population) Maternal mortality ratio per 100 000 live births Cause-specific mortality rate per 100 000 population Age-standardized mortality rate by cause per 100 000 population Distribution of years of life lost by broader causes (%) Distribution of causes of death among children aged <5 years (%) Morbidity Prevalence of tuberculosis per 100 000 population Incidence of tuberculosis per 100 000 population per year Prevalence of HIV among adults aged >15 years per 100 000 population Number of confirmed cases of poliomyelitis 47 Health service coverage Antenatal care coverage (%) Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) Births by caesarean section (%) Neonates protected at birth against neonatal tetanus (PAB) ( %) Immunization coverage among one-year-olds (%) Children aged 6-59 months who received vitamin A supplementation (%) Children aged <5 years sleeping under insecticide-treated bednets (%) Children aged <5 years who received any antimalarial treatment for fever (%) Children aged <5 years with ARI symptoms taken to facility (%) Children aged <5 years with diarrhoea receiving ORT (%) Contraceptive prevalence (%) Women who have had PAP smear (%) Women who have had mammography (%) Antiretroviral therapy coverage among HIV-infected pregnant women for PMTCT (%) Antiretroviral therapy coverage among people with advanced HIV infection (%) Tuberculosis detection rate under DOTS (%) Tuberculosis treatment success under DOTS (%) 56 Risk factors Access to improved drinking-water sources (%) Access to improved sanitation (%) Population using solid fuels (%) Low birth weight newborns (%) Children aged <5 years stunted for age (%) Children aged <5 years underweight for age (%) Children aged <5 years overweight for age (%) Adults aged >15 years who are obese (%) Per capita recorded alcohol consumption (litres of pure alcohol) among adults (>15 years) Prevalence of current tobacco use among adults (>15 years) (%) Prevalence of current tobacco use among adolescents (13-15 years) (%) Prevalence of condom use by young people (15-24 years) at higher risk sex (%) 66 Health systems resources Health workforce and hospital beds Number of physicians and density per 10 000 population Number of nursing and midwifery personnel and density per 10 000 population Number of dentistry personnel and density per 10 000 population Number of pharmaceutical personnel and density per 10 000 population Number of environment and public health workers and density per 10 000 population Number of community and traditional health workers and density per 10 000 population Number of laboratory health workers and density per 10 000 population 76 76 Number of other health service providers and density per 10 000 population Ratio of nurses and midwives to physicians Ratio of health management and support workers to health service providers Hospital beds per 10 000 population Health expenditure Total expenditure on health as a percentage of gross domestic product General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health Private expenditure on health as a percentage of total expenditure on health General government expenditure on health as a percentage of total government expenditure External resources for health as a percentage of total expenditure on health Social security expenditure on health as a percentage of general government expenditure on health Out-of-pocket expenditure as a percentage of private expenditure on health Private prepaid plans as a percentage of private expenditure on health Per capita total expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US$) Per capita total expenditure on health (PPP int. $) Per capita government expenditure on health at average exchange rate (US$) Per capita government expenditure on health (PPP int. $) 84 Inequities in health care and health outcome Inequalities in skilled birth attendance Inequalities in measles immunization coverage Inequalities in under-5 mortality (probability of dying by age 5 per 1000 live births) 92 Demographic and socioeconomic statistics Population: total (`000s) Population: median age (years) Population: under 15 (%) Population: over 60 (%) Annual population growth rate (%) Population in urban areas (%) Registration coverage (%): births and deaths Total fertility rate (per woman) Adolescent fertility rate (per 1000 women) Adult literacy rate (%) Net primary school enrolment ratio (%) Gross national income per capita (PPP int. $) Population living on <$1 a day (%, PPP int. $) 96 Footnotes and explanatory notes 104

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