Quiz 8: Health Care
The latest figures on health care expenditure for industrialize countries are given in the table below: Health expenditure, total (% of GDP) in 2010: From the table above we can see that the United States has the highest health care expenditure as of 2010. The country devote 17.9% of their total GDP to healthcare.
The latest figures on life expectancies and infant mortality rate for industrialize countries are given in the table below Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in 2010: From the table we see that USA has lowest life expectancy at birth. That is a newborn infant would live only 78 years if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth prevails. The Japanese on the other hand has highest life expectancy at birth. Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births) in 2011: From the table we see that USA has highest infant mortality rate. That is in USA per 1,000 live births in a given year, 6 infants die before reaching one year of age. This number for Japan and Sweden is lowest; only 2 infants die before reaching one year of age.
Infant mortality rate is the number per 1,000 live births in a given year of babies who dies before reaching one year of age. Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a newborn infant would expected live, if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth prevails. Apart from health care the other factors that enter into the statistics on life expectancy and infant mortality are: • Nutritional, cultural and other lifestyle characteristic. • Income and discrimination.