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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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