Long-standing illness or health problem

In 2017, 25% of the population aged 16 and over in Belgium declare themselves as having a long-term illness or health problem. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Long-standing illness or health problem - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
Belgium25.125.624.724.525.525.00.00.2
EU28--31.331.434.133.0------
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018) and Eurostat (2018), People having a long-standing illness or health problem [hlth_silc_04], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 14/09/2018).

Long-standing illness or health problem by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
females27.328.026.026.527.326.9-0.10.7
males22.723.123.422.523.623.00.1-0.4
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018).

Long-standing illness or health problem by age - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
<259.59.610.29.18.610.50.80.6
25-4917.417.917.717.517.417.70.10.0
50-6431.432.230.931.732.230.9-0.10.0
>6446.144.841.339.642.439.2-1.3-1.0
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018).

Long-standing illness or health problem by income - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
quintile 134.935.134.035.336.134.6-0.10.4
quintile 231.735.532.532.334.532.70.30.1
quintile 324.324.322.723.724.324.80.21.8
quintile 418.817.719.416.917.618.6-0.1-0.8
quintile 516.216.015.314.814.714.2-1.1-1.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018).

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 of 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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