Postponement or cancellation of health care for financial reasons

In 2017, 2.0% 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 - Belgium and international comparison

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 20112012201320142015201620172017//2011
Belgium1.41.71.82.22.22.22.06.1
EU272.32.22.42.42.01.6----
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Self-reported unmet needs for medical examination by sex, age, detailed reason and income quintile [hlth_silc_08], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

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

 20112012201320142015201620172017//2011
quintile 14.14.85.37.67.07.76.78.5
quintile 21.92.32.02.12.92.42.00.9
quintile 30.80.81.61.20.80.91.03.8
quintile 40.30.50.20.50.40.20.30.0
quintile 50.10.10.10.00.10.00.0--
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Self-reported unmet needs for medical examination by sex, age, detailed reason and income quintile [hlth_silc_08], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

UN target: 1.4 - By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 1.4.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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