Global statistics on women
We are more advanced technologically and are staying alive longer than ever before, but are we truly advancing when it comes to the way we live given the rates of disease and strain on our health care systems? As epi-genetic research demonstrates, our life choices changes our very DNA genetic makeup. The articles in this site demonstrate people living in a way that bucks the trend these statistics show – the way of the livingness highlights how women experience life so differently when they live true to who they are.
7 in 10 women and 8 in 10 girls report feeling more confident or positive when they invest time in caring for themselves.
56% of all women recognise the impact of an 'always on' social media culture in driving the pressure for perfection.
Eating disorders represent the third most common chronic illness for young females.
Depression is the leading cause of disease burden for women in both high-income and low- and middle-income countries.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, one person is diagnosed every 10 minutes. 1 in 8 women in the UK (& Australia) will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
1 in 3 victims of sexual assult that reported to Police in 2016 were family or domestic violence-related.
Every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.
Around 1 in 7 couples may have difficulty conceiving. This is approximately 3.5 million people in the UK.
Eating disorders are estimated to affect approximately 9% of the Australian population.