Health and Human Development Report

Will Australia Stack Up?
In this article i will be talking about the health status of Australia and how we compare to other countries. the countries i will be comparing Australia with will be Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdon and the USA, as they are all developed countries and have a similar quality of life as us.
At 82 Australia has one of the highest life expectancy rates behind Japan who has a rate of 83. Our life expectancy for females is 84 which is again second to Japan where their life expectancy is 86. Males life expectancy on the other hand is lower at the age of 79 and equal to Japan and Sweden.
The Health Adjusted Life Expectancy (HALE) is closely related to life expectancy, with Japan again being on top with the age of 76 and with Australia and Sweden close behind on 74, then we have the UK and the USA with a HALE of 71 and 70 respectively.
The mortality rate for children under five in Australia is 5 per 1000born, with Japan and Sweden only having 3 pass away per 1000 and the USA being the worst at 7 per 1000. The neonatal (0-1yrs of age) mortality rate is 1 for Japan beinng the best with Swedden in second on 2 per 1000 and Australia and the UK coming in at 3 per 1000. The maternal mortality rate for Australians is 4 per 100,000 with the Sweden coming in first at 3 per 100,000 and the UK and USA with 8 and 11 respectively. Also the adult mortality rate Australia comes in second with 63 years of age, and Sweden being first with the age of 62.
Overall Australias health status is pretty good coming in second for most of the statistics, and having a fairly high life expectancy.