Health — Overview

Introduction

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What information can I find here?

Health statistics measure both objective and subjective aspects of people's health. They cover different kinds of health-related aspects, including key indicators on the functioning of the health care systems and health and safety at work.

Data available in this section covers the following main topics:

  • Public health
    • Health status: self-reported health and morbidity, functional and activity limitations, injuries;
    • Health determinants: overweight and obesity, physical activity, risky behaviours such as tobacco and alcohol consumption;
    • Health care: health care expenditure, resources (staff and facilities) and activities (hospital and ambulatory services);
    • Disability: prevalence of disability, employment, barriers to the social integration of disabled persons;
    • Causes of death: national and regional mortality by causes of death.
  • Health and safety at work
    • Accidents at work: number of accidents, causes and circumstances of accidents.

For more detailed information on the data covered, please see the page 'Information on data' in this section.

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Highlights

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How many people feel in good health?

Find the answer in the chapter on health perceptions from our digital publication "The life of women and men in Europe" by using the various visualisations.

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Where do people live healthy for longer?

Our interactive map lets you explore in which EU country the number of healthy life years is the highest. How does your country rank?

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Discover health in the EU

Dive into our online publication in Statistics Explained focussing on different areas such as health status, health determinants and health care.

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Population statistics

Have a look at this section on our website dedicated to population statistics.