Limitations in usual activities

In 2017, 24.9% of the population aged 16 and over in Belgium declare themselves having some or severe limitation in usual activities due to a health problem. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Limitations in usual activities - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
Belgium23.923.321.923.624.924.90.32.5
EU28--25.026.325.324.1------
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018) and Eurostat (2018), Self-perceived long-standing limitations in usual activities due to health problem [hlth_silc_12], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 14/09/2018).

Limitations in usual activities by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
females26.926.624.026.027.227.10.12.4
males20.719.819.721.022.422.50.72.7
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Limitations in usual activities by age - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
<257.87.57.67.56.99.41.64.4
25-4916.014.913.715.416.015.90.03.0
50-6429.227.226.329.730.829.60.12.4
>6447.047.143.142.644.744.0-0.60.4
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Limitations in usual activities by income - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
quintile 134.735.133.736.936.634.90.00.7
quintile 231.433.331.531.334.835.81.12.6
quintile 322.421.318.623.323.324.60.85.7
quintile 417.115.114.915.316.116.8-0.12.5
quintile 514.312.611.311.513.312.2-1.31.6
//: Average Growth Rates

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

UN target: goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN goal 3.

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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