Depression

In 2013, 6.7% of the population aged 15 and over in Belgium, reported having suffered from depression in the last twelve months. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Depression - Belgium

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
Belgium6.56.35.96.06.70.22.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., Santé mentale. In: Van der Heyden J., Charafeddine R. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 1: Santé et Bien-être, WIV-ISP, Brussels; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

Depression by sex - Belgium

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
females8.27.77.17.78.30.11.5
males4.74.84.64.34.90.32.6
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., Santé mentale. In: Van der Heyden J., Charafeddine R. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 1: Santé et Bien-être, WIV-ISP, Brussels; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

Depression by education - Belgium

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 199720012004200820132013//19972013//2008
primary education10.08.310.08.614.72.411.3
lower secondary education9.57.96.19.29.90.31.5
higher secondary education5.36.05.66.06.31.11.0
tertiary education4.54.34.43.94.0-0.70.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., Santé mentale. In: Van der Heyden J., Charafeddine R. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 1: Santé et Bien-être, WIV-ISP, Brussels; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

Depression by income - Belgium

in the last twelve months

percentage of population aged 15 years and over

 20012004200820132013//20012013//2008
quintile 18.08.08.69.51.42.0
quintile 29.39.89.09.80.41.7
quintile 36.46.36.38.12.05.2
quintile 47.04.25.15.0-2.8-0.4
quintile 53.73.62.92.6-2.9-2.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Scientific Institute of Public Health (2014), Gisle L., Santé mentale. In: Van der Heyden J., Charafeddine R. (éd.), Enquête de santé 2013. Rapport 1: Santé et Bien-être, WIV-ISP, Brussels; Scientific Institute of Public Health (2017), Belgian Health Interview Survey - Interactive Analysis, https://hisia.wiv-isp.be/ (consulted on 23/11/2017).

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 is related to indicator 3.4.2 - Suicide mortality rate.

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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