Health indicators

Sustainable development indicators

In 2016 the European Commission launched a Communication on Next steps for a sustainable European future [COM(2016)739]. It maps the European policies contributing to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular for the SDG 3 'Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages'.

In 2017 the European Commission has developed the EU SDG indicator set. For Goal 3 on health and well-being, the following 6 indicators were selected:

The European Commission will evaluate progress towards the agreed goals in a yearly report on SDG monitoring.

The publication 'Sustainable development in the European Union — A statistical glance from the viewpoint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals' builds on Eurostat’s long experience in monitoring the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. It provides a statistical glance at the current situation (including a chapter on good health and well-being) in the EU and its Member States from the viewpoint of the SDGs.

In addition, indicators for other SDG Goals have also been attributed to Goal 3 as 'supplementary indicator' such as:

  • Obesity rate
  • Fatal accidents at work by sex
  • People killed in road accidents
  • Urban population exposure to air pollution by particulate matter
  • Proportion of population living in households considering that they suffer from noise

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