Directorate General Health & Consumers
EU Health statistical reports
Within the context of the Community Statistical Programme (2008-2012), Eurostat responds to this key priority of the public health programme by continuously improving its databases and publications. Through intensive cooperation with the different statistical authorities in the Member States (National Statistical Institutes, Ministries of Health, etc), more data are now available directly from Eurostat in its Online database. Eurostat also cooperates closely with the Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers. Moreover a significant number of the ECHI (European Core Health Indicators) are based on data collected by Eurostat.
Eurostat regional yearbook, 2013
Beyond usual main statistical findings in the 2013 health chapter on causes of death (circulatory & respiratory systems, cancer), hospital beds and healthcare professionals, this edition also provides a statistical atlas.
European social statistics pocketbook, 2013
The first edition of this pocketbook presents a comprehensive summary of social statistics available at Eurostat. It includes chapters on health & safety, population, income & living conditions and social protection among others.
The EU in the world 2013 – a statistical portrait, 2012
This publication provides a selection of important and interesting statistics on the EU – considered as a single entity – in comparison with the 15 non-EU countries from the Group of Twenty (G20). It treats the several areas including health.
Demography Report 2010: 'Older, more numerous and diverse Europeans', 2012
Eurostat and Commission services have published the third European Demography Report. It provides the latest facts and figures for each Member State on main demographic trends: fertility, mortality, migration, population change and structure, families and focuses on issues such as borderless Europeans.
Active ageing and solidarity between generations, a statistical portrait of the European Union, 2012
Eurostat opened the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations by publishing a statistical portrait of ageing. The publication is divided into six chapters: demographics; older people and labour market; transition from work to retirement; well-being, health and healthcare; living conditions and consumption expenditure; participation in society.
Eurostat regional yearbook, 2011
In this edition, the health chapter of Eurostat's yearly publication is dedicated to cancer. It addresses cancer in general, along with cancer of the larynx, trachea, bronchus and lungs, and two-gender related forms - breast and prostate cancer. It is illustrated with regional maps delineating causes of death and hospital discharges.
Europe in figures – Eurostat yearbook, 2011
This publication gives a comprehensive selection of statistical data on Europe covering several topics for the period 1999-2009. The health chapter presents statistics on healthy life years, causes of deaths, healthcare, health and safety at work.
Eurostat regional yearbook, 2010 (EN / DE / FR)
Eurostat regional yearbook 2010 gives a detailed picture of a large number of statistical fields in the 27 Member States of the European Union, as well as in candidate and EFTA countries. In this 2010 edition, there is a section on health (chapter 12, p. 201-211). The texts are written by specialists in statistics and are accompanied by maps, figures and tables and a set of regional indicators for health (causes of death for respiratory diseases, hospital discharges, nurses and midwives).
Health and safety at work in Europe (1999-2007)A statistical portrait , 2010
This report presents a statistical portrait of health and safety in Europe from 1999 to 2007. It focuses on accidents at work, work-related health problems and occupational diseases, and exposure to risk factors at work. The publication is part of Eurostat's monitoring activities, and aims to support the Community Strategy of the European Commission to improve health and safety at work in Europe. Data from different European surveys are presented in this report, including the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (more specifically the ad hoc modules on safety and health at work), European Statistics on Accidents at Work (ESAW), European Occupational Diseases Statistics (EODS), The European Survey on Working Conditions (EWCS), and the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). The report starts with a description of several important features of the workforce in Europe to facilitate the interpretation of the data on health and safety. Subsequently, the occurrence of accidents is described, followed by work related health problems and occupational diseases, and exposure to risk factors.
Health in Europe - Data 1998-2003 , 2006
This pocketbook provides a selection of figures on health and health determinants. It responds to a growing demand by EU health policy-makers for comprehensive, consistent and comparable health data and indicators. A more complete overview of health indicators can be found in the Panorama publication "Key data on health". The present selection in pocketbook format focuses on certain core items.
Work and health in the European Union - A statistical portrait , 2004
This report is a statistical portrait of health and safety at work in the European Union. It constitutes the first joint analysis of the various statistical data available at EU level. It describes the general picture of working life, including characteristics of the European labour force and the overall importance of ill-health due to work-related factors. Specific chapters describe statistical data on risk factors and outcomes of safety at work, work-related diseases and psycho-social problems linked to health and safety at work.
Health statistics - Key data on health 2002 - Data 1970 - 2001, 2004
This second edition of Key Data on Health responds to the growing demand of EU health policy-makers for a comprehensive, consistent and internationally comparable set of health data and indicators, highlighted in a new programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008) This programme was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 23 September 2002 as part of the action in the field of public health. A strong feature of this report is the fact that Eurostat brings together information on a wide range of health topics from the most relevant data-sources available around the world: Eurostat's NewCronos, Ecosanté from OECD, Health for All from WHO, FAO, International Agency for Cancer, Euro HIV, specific epidemiological studies, etc. Information on the Health Status of the population, the main diseases and a statistical description of Health Care systems form the core of this publication. Key Data on Health also deals with lifestyle issues (nutrition, smoking, drinking, physical activity, drug use), mortality (infant mortality, causes of death) and health risks associated with the environment, work, leisure and traffic. Key Data on Health covers the 15 EU Member States, plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Tables and graphs provide data, where possible, from 1970 onwards disaggregated by gender and age.
Health statistics - Atlas on mortality in the European Union (Combined product: Paper + Statistics in focus), 2004
This Atlas describes the situation as regards mortality in the Member States of the European Union. The 1994-1996 mortality data in this publication come from the National Statistical Institutes and the competent government agencies in the 15 Member States of the European Union. They are analysed at NUTS 2 level for all the Member States, as mortality in the EU Member States is rarely uniform. The figures are subjected to a two-tier analysis: i) general mortality broken down by age group and sex; ii) the medical causes of death. Additionally, a short publication in the « Statistics in Focus » series that updates some main results of the Atlas over the period 1997-1999, is also issued by Eurostat.
Health in Europe - Results from 1997-2000 surveys , 2004
This publication, launched in 2002, is the result of the collection of health-related data by Eurostat, together with OECD, as part of the ongoing process of producing more comparable survey data at EU level in the area of public health statistics. The data collection covered a list of 18 items from various national health and population surveys carried out in the EU Member States and EFTA countries between 1997 and 2000. The data were post-harmonised as far as possible in accordance with existing international standards.
European social statistics - Accidents at work and work-related health problems , 2003
This publication presents in detail, for the first time, the large statistical information and data series collected by Eurostat over the period 1994-2000 concerning health and safety at work outcomes, namely accidents at work and other work-related health problems.
Disability and social participation in Europe , 2001
This is the first edition of a statistical pocketbook on `Disability and social participation in Europe'. Designed to respond to the need for information on the situation of people with disabilities throughout Europe, this pocketbook contains comparisons on the social situation and participation of three population groups: people with severe disabilities, people with moderate disabilities, people without disabilities, as defined by a `general disability question' in the European Community Household Panel.
World Health Organisation
World Health Statistics, annual reports since 2005
WHO's annual World Health Statistics reports present the most recent health statistics for WHO's Member States (around 200). All reports are available for download in Adobe PDF and excel when applicable.