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True or False Complete HEIV p.30 Dimensions and Measurements true or false, in preparation for Wednesdays definitions test. Health of Australia compared to other DEVELOPED COUNTRIES Key Knowledge: Health status of Australians compared with other developed countries, including Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom and Japan. This Lesson This lesson looks at how Australia’s health compares with other developed countries: Japan Sweden United Kingdom (UK) United States of America (USA) Match the countries below UK Sweden Japan USA Match the countries below Japan UK USA Sweden Australia’s Health Do you think Australia is has a good health status? Before this can be answered think about what we use to measure health status? Australia’s Health What is used to measure health status? Health Indicators Life expectancy (age a person can expect to live to) Mortality (deaths in the population) Morbidity (level of illness and disease) Burden of disease (mortality + morbidity, the total burden that a particular condition places on society) Do you think Australia is has a good health status? Life Expectancy & HALE Age Standardised Rates Allow us to compare populations that have a different spread of ages ie. Australia is an aging population and as a result we can expect more deaths than a county with a younger population (because older people are more likely to die) Age standardising manipulates data to make the age groups relative so they can be compared more accurately. Mortality Under 5 Mortality Rates What does this information tell us? Under 5 Mortality Rates U5MR are low in Australia Not as low as Japan and Sweden Indicates there is room for improvement Cause of Deaths 1. Looking at this graph, what is the leading cause of death in Australia? 2. What does this tell us about other countries? Cause of Death 1. Major cause of death in Australia is – Cardiovascular disease. 2. Possibly a reflection on the similar lifestyles that Australians share with those in many other developed countries. Morbidity It is important to note that morbidity rates in Australia are similar to those in other countries. As life expectancy is higher than many countries in the world lifestyle diseases tends to dominate morbidity data. Burden of Disease What information can you gather from this graph? Activity Under the heading ‘Australia vs other developed countries’ list 2 similarity and difference between Australia and the other developed countries from figure 1.25-1.32 on pages 27-31.
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