Liveability_Fact_Sheet_April_2013.pdf - Fact Sheet...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Liveability looks at the wellbeing of a community. The concept of liveability links many characteristics that influence people to want to live in a place. This includes factors like quality of life, health, sense of safety, access to services, economic activity, social participation and overall amenity of an area. Gender and Life Stages Life Expectancy Life expectancy is the average number of years an individual of a given age is expected to live, if current mortality rates continue to apply. However, this may be an underestimate of how long on average a person born today can expect to live, because on average, individuals are living longer and the rate of mortality at any future age will be less than it is for a person of that age now. 1 Leading Causes of Death Between 2006 and 2009 there were 2,911 deaths in Greater Bendigo. The leading cause of death during this time was diseases of the circulatory system (heart disease, stroke and disease of the blood vessels) which accounted for 35% of deaths followed by cancer which accounted for just under 30% of deaths. 2 Avoidable Mortality ‘Avoidable and amenable mortality comprises those causes of death that are potentially avoidable at the present time, given available knowledge about social and economic policy impacts, health behaviours, and health care (the latter relating to the subset of amenable causes)’. 3 The ten most common causes of avoidable mortality (2002-2006) in Victoria are: alcohol related conditions, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, lung cancer, road traffic injury, stroke and suicide. The Department of Health has rated Greater Bendigo compared to Victoria in relation to these health issues as not significantly different, significantly above or significantly below for both males and females. The health issues where Greater Bendigo rated considerably different to Victoria are: Breast cancer (females) – significantly above Diabetes (males) – significantly below Ischaemic Heart Disease (females) significantly above Road Traffic Injury (females) – significantly above Suicide (males) – significantly above 4 Liveability Fact Sheet Updated April 2013
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
City of Greater Bendigo – Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan Liveability Fact Sheet page 2 Gender Women’s Health Life Expectancy In 2007, the life expectancy for females in Greater Bendigo was 83.6 years, almost a year younger than the Victorian average. 5 Leading Cause of Death For females the leading cause of death in Greater Bendigo was diseases of the circulatory system (heart disease, stroke and disease of the blood vessels). 2 For women, the highest proportion of new cancer cases was breast cancer (24%) followed by bowel cancer (14%) and melanoma (10%).
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern