Postponement or cancellation of health care for financial reasons

  •  08/02/2018

In 2016, 2.2% of the population aged 16 and over in Belgium, reported having postponed or cancelled health care for financial reasons in the last twelve months. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Postponement or cancellation of health care for financial reasons

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2011201220132014201520162016//2011
Belgium1.41.71.82.12.22.29.5
EU-272.32.22.42.42.0----
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Self-reported unmet needs for medical examination by sex, age, detailed reason and income quintile [hlth_silc_08], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

Postponement or cancellation of health care for financial reasons, by income - Belgium

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2011201220132014201520162016//2011
quintile 14.14.85.27.16.87.613.1
quintile 21.92.42.02.02.92.44.8
quintile 30.80.71.61.20.81.04.6
quintile 40.30.50.20.50.40.2-7.8
quintile 50.10.10.10.00.10.0--
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Self-reported unmet needs for medical examination by sex, age, detailed reason and income quintile [hlth_silc_08], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

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