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A boy born in 2012 could expect to live to 79.9 years, 62.4 of these disability free. A girl born in 2012 could expect to live to 84.3 years, 64.5 of these disability free.
This is excellent by world standards (males 6th in the OECD, females 7th).
of all Australians aged 15+ considered themselves to be in 'excellent’ or 'very good' health in 2011–12.
is the fall in the death rate for all cancers between 1991 and 2011.
Death rates for CVD, chronic respiratory conditions and injury have also fallen.
of Australian adults were overweight or obese in 2011–12 (70% of men and 56% of women). This has increased from 57%in 1995.
Being overweight or obese are risk factors for many chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.
Australians aged 65+ have dementia (9%), an estimated 332,000 people.
On average, Indigenous Australians fare worse than non-Indigenous Australians. Among other health conditions, Indigenous Australians had:
Was spent on health in Australia in 2011–12. The ratio of health expenditure to gross domestic product (GDP) has increased from 6.8% in 1986–87 to 9.5% in 2011–12.
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