Germany is a densely populated and highly industrialized country with more than 82 million inhabitants. The life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females. The percentage of the population aged 65 years or more is rising. Germany does not have a national health care system. The health care system is administered through several autonomous bodies and associations such as the statutory health insurance system (GKV), the association of physicians under contract with the GKV, and the hospitals association.
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Most countries in the WHO European Region have interrupted endemic transmission of measles and rubella, but some others scattered across the Region still have large recurrent or persisting outbreaks and/or surveillance that is not of the quality required to demonstrate disease interruption.
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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)Read more