European Core Health Indicators (ECHI)

Health indicators are sets of data (tables, graphs, maps) on health status, determinants and care in EU member countries and other European countries. They allow for monitoring and comparison, and serve as a basis for policy-making.

Types of health indicator

Out of a complete list of 88 European Core Health Indicators (ECHI), there are nearly 60 health indicators for which data is readily available and reasonably comparable. Where appropriate, figures are given by sex and age as well as by socio-economic status and regional level. ECHI are grouped under the following headings.

Demographic and socio-economic situationPopulation, birth rate, total unemployment
Health statusInfant mortality, HIV/AIDS, road traffic injuries
Health determinantsRegular smokers, consumption/availability of fruit
Health interventions: health servicesVaccination of children, hospital beds, health expenditure
Health interventions: health promotionPolicies on healthy nutrition

ECHI data tool

The ECHI data tool provides data on European health indicators. Data can be presented in different layouts: line chart, bar chart, map or table. It can be converted into an image or downloaded as a data file. The tool allows a multi-selection of indicators.