Life, Income and TPD Insurance Statistics

by admin on August 16, 2010

If you think that it won’t happen to you, consider these damming insurance statistics

Every year approximately 350 000 new cancer cases are diagnosed.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Cancer in Australia 1998
  

Every working Australian has a 1 in 3 chance of becoming disabled through illness or injury for more than 3 months before turning age 65.
Calculations based on data from the institute of Actuaries of Australia 2000. Interim report of the Disability Committee IA Aust:Sydney
 

For 70%, it will actually be caused by an illness as opposed to an injury.
National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease, May 1999
 

Further, 40 000 Australians suffer a stroke each year, for 70% of them, it’s a first.
National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease, May 1999

 

Stroke is the leading cause of long term disability in adults.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research 1997

 

Breast Cancer is more likely than other cancer to affect woman at early ages. It is the most common and single largest killer of woman aged 30 – 60 in Australia.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research 1997
 

Every day in Australia, almost 7 woman die of breast cancer.
“Cancer in Australia” 1999 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

Each hour, around 40 new cancer cases are diagnosed in Australia.
“Cancer in Australia” 1998 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

An average of 1 in 3 men is likely to develop cancer.
“Cancer in Australia” 1999 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
 

By the time a man is 40, the lifetime chance of having coronary heart disease is 1 in 2.
Heart, Stroke and Vascular Diseases, Australia Facts 2001
 

In a business with 3 male partners, all aged 45, there is a 50% chance that one will die before retirement at age 65.
ING Australia Limited

More than 4 in 10 Australians who have a heart attack will die within a year. More than half of these deaths occur before the person reaches hospital.
National Heart Foundation Statistics, Australian Facts 2001 highlights

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