Premature deaths due to chronic diseases

In 2015, there were 104.3 deaths in Belgium per 100,000 under-65-year-old inhabitants due to chronic diseases. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced to 68.6. This objective will not be reached by continuing the trend since 2003. The number of premature deaths due to chronic diseases is therefore developing unfavourably.

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Premature deaths due to chronic diseases - Belgium - trend assessment

crude death rate per 100 000 inhabitants of less than 65 years

 2003200520102015202020252030
observations122.9121.2--104.3------
trend and extrapolation (observations until 2014)123.7121.3114.1104.498.194.592.5
objective 203068.668.668.668.668.668.668.6

The available data for 2010 is incorrect; trend and extrapolation take into account observations until 2014.

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017) & calculations FPB.

Premature deaths due to chronic diseases - Belgium and international comparison

crude death rate per 100 000 inhabitants of less than 65 years

 200320052009201120152015//20032015//2011
Belgium122.9121.2118.7112.2104.3-1.4-1.8
EU28------131.3124.6---1.3
//: Average Growth Rates

The available data for 2010 is incorrect.

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

Premature deaths due to chronic diseases by sex - Belgium

crude death rate per 100 000 inhabitants of less than 65 years

 200320052009201120152015//20032015//2011
females91.691.093.292.385.9-0.5-1.8
males153.5150.5144.1131.7122.3-1.9-1.8
//: Average Growth Rates

The available data for 2010 is incorrect.

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

UN target: 3.4 - By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 3.4.1 - Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease.

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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