Total Fertility Rate 1995 – 2005: Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom

1. Germany:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.25
1996 — 1.32
1997 — 1.37
1998 — 1.36
1999 — 1.36
2000 — 1.38
2001 — 1.35
2002 — 1.34
2003 — 1.34
2004 — 1.36
2005 — 1.34
2006 — 1.32

2. Ireland:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.84
1996 — 1.88
1997 — 1.93
1998 — 1.93
1999 — 1.89
2000 — 1.88
2001 — 1.93
2002 — 1.96
2003 — 1.95
2004 — 1.93
2005 — 1.86
2006 — 1.90

3. United Kingdom:
Year / TFR
1995 — 1.71
1996 — 1.73
1997 — 1.72
1998 — 1.71
1999 — 1.68
2000 — 1.64
2001 — 1.63
2002 — 1.64
2003 — 1.71
2004 — 1.77
2005 — 1.78
2006 — 1.84

Source: Eurostat, Population and Social Conditions.

HIV Transmission By MSM and Heterosexual Contact: Ireland

New HIV infection cases diagnosed by man sex with man (MSM) and heterosexual contact, percentage (%) in Ireland from year 1997 to 2006:

Year : MSM Cases ( % MSM )
1997 — 37 ( 33.6 )
1998 — 37 ( 30.8 )
1999 — 39 ( 20.5 )
2000 — 72 ( 24.8 )
2001 — 73 ( 24.4 )
2002 — 46 ( 12.6 )
2003 — 75 ( 18.8 )
2004 — 64 ( 18.0 )
2005 — 57 ( 17.9 )
2006 — 83 ( 24.6 )

Year : Heterosexual ( % Heterosexual )
1997 — 40 ( 36.4 )
1998 — 41 ( 34.2 )
1999 — 49 ( 25.8 )
2000 — 123 ( 42.4 )
2001 — 166 ( 55.5 )
2002 — 231 ( 63.5 )
2003 — 223 ( 55.9 )
2004 — 178 ( 50.0 )
2005 — 168 ( 52.8 )
2006 — 169 ( 50.1 )

Sources:
1. WHO – European health for all database (HFA-DB)
2. Europe – HIV

Ireland: HIV Cases 1990 – 2006

HIV cases reported from year 1990 to 2006 in Ireland:

Year — Total Cases / Cases per 100 000 population
1990 — 105 /
1991 — 89 /
1992 — 195 /
1993 — 127 /
1994 — 80 /
1995 — 91 /
1996 — 101 /
1997 — 110 /
1998 — 120 / 2.15
1999 — 190 / 2.98
2000 — 290 / 7.60
2001 — 299 / 7.71
2002 — 364 / 9.36
2003 — 399 / 10.17
2004 — 356 / 8.93
2005 — 318 / 7.97
2006 — 337 / 7.96

Source:
1. WHO Regional Office for Europe – CISID

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Belgium Ireland (Eire) Luxembourg Netherlands
1987 67.8 54.6 33.5
1988 65.6 55.2 99.6 42.4
1989 67.3 56.3 92.5 41.5
1990 65.7 60.2 101.1 46.1
1991 61.9 60.0 94.3 48.5
1992 68.4 60.6 103.9 49.4
1993 74.3 78.4 105.0 52.6
1994 74.0 57.3 111.9 56.8
1995 74.6 56.4 110.6 75.1
1996 79.2 59.0 102.7 85.4
1997 80.4 66.2 105.2 87.2
1998 79.8 70.8 91.9 84.9
1999 80.2 73.3 89.2 83.7
2000 83.9 76.2 91.2 86.9
2001 83.2 78.5 77.2 93.3
2002 85.2 77.3 100.6

Europe: Organ Donation 2006

Source: Eurobarometer – Europeans and Organ Donation

Question 1: Would you be willing to donate one of your organs to an organ donation service immediately after your death? 
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 81%
Finland – 73%
Belgium – 71%
Denmark – 69%
Netherlands – 69%
France – 67%
Ireland – 67%
Portugal – 66%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
Spain – 57%
Greece – 53%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 45%
Austria – 33%

Question 2: If you were asked in a hospital to donate an organ from a deceased close family member, would you agree?
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 74%
Finland – 73%
Netherlands – 66%
Belgium – 65%
Denmark – 63%
Portugal – 63%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
France – 61%
Spain – 59%
Ireland – 57%
Greece – 54%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 39%
Austria – 35%

Question 3: Do you already have an organ donation card?
– % of participants say Yes:

Netherlands – 44%
Sweden – 30%
Ireland – 29%
UK- 26%
Denmark – 25%
Finland – 17%
Luxembourg – 14%
Italy – 13%
France – 10%
Germany – 9%
Spain – 7%
Austria – 4%
Belgium – 3%
Greece – 3%
Portugal – 2%  

P/S: I thought it would be interesting to see what is the difference between people’s willing to donate their organ and they actually have an organ card.  Well, they could have whatever reason to not having the organ donation card yet…

Countries / (% of participants willing to donate organ) – (% of participants have the card) 
Netherlands : -25%
Austria : -29%
Italy : -32%
Germany : -37%
UK : -37%
Ireland : -38%
Denmark : -44%
Luxembourg : -48%
Greece : -50%
Spain : -50%
Sweden : -51%
Finland : -56%
France : -57%
Portugal : -64%
Belgium : -68%

Abortion/Birth Ratio 1980 – 2005 : Finland, Iceland, Ireland

Abortion to livebirth ratio (number of abortions per 100 livebirths) year 1980 to 2005 for Finland, Iceland and Ireland:

Source:
Robert Johnston: Abortion statistics and other data

Ireland: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis 1996 – 2005

The total number of cases and number of cases per 100 000 persons in Ireland from year 1996 to 2005 on sexually transmitted dieseases (STDs) like:

a) Chlamydia
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 364 / 9.99
1997 – 462 / 12.55
1998 – 646 / 17.36
1999 – 869 / 23.09
2000 – 1343 / 35.31
2001 – 1649 / 42.93
2002 – 1922 / 49.56
2003 – 2258 / 57.69
2004 – 2803 / 70.94
2005 – 3352 / 84.02

b) Gonorrhoea
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 83 / 2.28
1997 – 98 / 2.66
1998 – 125 / 3.36
1999 – 175 / 4.65
2000 – 290 / 7.63
2001 – 349 / 9.09
2002 – 214 / 5.52
2003 – 186 / 4.75
2004 – 270 / 6.83
2005 – 342 / 8.57

c) Syphilis (total)
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 17 / 0.47
1997 – 16 / 0.43
1998 – 15 / 0.40
1999 – 6 / 0.16
2000 – 90 / 2.31
2001 – 339 / 8.77
2002 – 276 / 7.12
2003 – 196 / 4.91
2004 – 336 / 8.35
2005 – 229 / 5.69

Source:
1. WHO Regional Office for Europe – CISID