ABSTRACT #1 Health literacy in Europe: comparative results of the European health literacy survey (HLS-EU) The HLS-EU project is the first study to provide population data on health literacy at the EU level and to enable a comparison of health literacy levels between selected member states. It used a standard survey questionnaire based on a comprehensive conceptual and logic model, applied Eurobarometer standards9,11,12,17 and ensured consistency in data collection by using one European-wide represented agency. Whereas the results indicate that more than 10% of the total surveyed population had an inadequate level of health literacy, this proportion varied between 1.8 and 26.9% by country. In turn, almost one in two citizens was affected when considering the proportion of limited health literacy (which varied between 29 and 62%). The considerable proportions of people with limited or inadequate health literacy imply that the health literacy deficit is a challenge for public health in European countries.
Leading causes of death Leading underlying causes of death by sex Coronary heart disease is the leading underlying cause of death in Australia, followed by dementia and Alzheimer disease, and cerebrovascular diseases (which includes stroke). Lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) make up the top 5 leading underlying causes of death in Australia in 2013, for males and females of all ages combined. Figure 1 below shows the number of male and female deaths contributing to the top 5 causes. Males account for more deaths due to coronary heart disease, lung cancer and COPD. Females account for the majority of deaths due to cerebrovascular disease and dementia and Alzheimer disease.
WHO Germany Germany Germany is a densely populated and highly industrialized country with more than 82 million inhabitants. The life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females. The percentage of the population aged 65 years or more is rising. Germany does not have a national health care system. The health care system is administered through several autonomous bodies and associations such as the statutory health insurance system (GKV), the association of physicians under contract with the GKV, and the hospitals association. Original Get your hand off it - Get your hand off it - Campaigns - NSW Centre for Road Safety The highly successful Get your hand off it online campaign was expanded to include television commercials, radio, cinema and other media. Since the start of the online campaign in June 2013, it has attracted more than 645,000 views on YouTube. The advertisements were accompanied by targeted NSW police initiatives on the use of mobile phones while driving. In the past five years, our research has attributed mobile phone use to contributing to at least 216 crashes, 100 of which resulted in someone being killed or injured. Dangerous behaviour
Population clock On 29 September 2016 at 08:36:44 PM (Canberra time), the resident population of Australia is projected to be: This projection is based on the estimated resident population at 31 March 2016 and assumes growth since then of: one birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds, one death every 3 minutes and 20 seconds, a net gain of one international migration every 2 minutes and 32 seconds, leading to an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 29 seconds. These assumptions are consistent with figures released in Australian Demographic Statistics, March Quarter 2016 (cat. no. 3101.0). INTERACTIVE GRAPH: Animated Population Pyramids Australia's recent population and population size and growth (includes Population age-sex structure)
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