The State of American Health Care

All of the data in this post is from the CIA’s World Factbook.

Life expectancy at birth estimates how long the average person born in individual countries during the current year can expect to live.

  • 1 Monaco 89.50
  • 2 Singapore 85.00
  • 3 Japan 85.00
  • 9Switzerland 82.60
  • 11 Israel 82.40
  • 14 Italy 82.20
  • 16 Sweden 82.10
  • 19 Canada 81.90
  • 20 France 81.80
  • 31 Finland 80.90
  • 33 United Kingdom 80.70
  • 34 Germany 80.70
  • 42 United States 79.80
  • 224 Chad 50.20

Maternal mortality rate is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management excluding accidental or incidental causes.

  • 136 United States 21
  • 37 Iran 21
  • 145 Kuwait 14
  • 147 Canada 12
  • 148 United Kingdom 12
  • 156 Belgium 8
  • 158 France 8
  • 164 Australia 7
  • 165 Germany 7
  • 174 Finland 5
  • 179 Sweden 4
  • 183 Greece 3
  • 184 Estonia 2

Infant mortality rate compares the number of deaths of infants under one year old in a given year per 100,000 live births that took place during that year.

  • 169 United States 5.80
  • 177 Hungary 5.00
  • 179 Canada 4.60
  • 181 Cuba 4.50
  • 188 Australia 4.30
  • 190 United Kingdom 4.30
  • 197 Estonia 3.80
  • 204 Israel 3.50
  • 205 Germany 3.40
  • 212 France 3.30
  • 225 Monaco 1.80

The rankings of how much each country spends on health care are expressed as a percentage of each nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). This means that the number relates to the percentage of a nation’s entire economy that is dedicated to health care.

  • 1 United States 17.90
  • 7 Netherlands 12.40
  • 9 France 1170
  • 13 Germany 11.30
  • 15 Canada 10.90
  • 22 Japan 10.10
  • 27 Sweden 9.60
  • 30 United Kingdom 9.40
  • 37 Australia 9.10
  • 47 Cuba 8.60
  • 68 Israel 7.50
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