Self-perceived health

In 2017, 91,4% of the population aged 16 and over in Belgium declare themselves being in a very good, good or average health situation. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must increase.

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Self-perceived health: very good, good or fair - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
Belgium91.791.091.290.590.891.40.00.0
EU28--90.690.090.391.2------
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium (2018), direct communication (19/06/2018) and Eurostat (2018), Self-perceived health [hlth_silc_10], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 14/09/2018).

Self-perceived health: very good, good or fair, by sex - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
females90.389.890.188.789.389.80.0-0.1
males93.292.292.392.492.493.10.00.2
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Self-perceived health: very good, good or fair, by age - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
<2598.398.998.498.598.698.60.00.0
25-4995.294.694.994.294.294.5-0.1-0.1
50-6488.688.188.187.888.289.00.00.2
>6483.081.682.481.482.984.60.20.5
//: Average Growth Rates

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

Self-perceived health: very good, good or fair, by income - Belgium

percentage of population aged 16 years and over

 2005201020122015201620172017//20052017//2012
quintile 184.382.984.080.481.983.1-0.1-0.2
quintile 287.985.785.385.785.587.3-0.10.4
quintile 393.392.693.592.492.692.2-0.1-0.3
quintile 495.796.295.496.596.496.00.00.1
quintile 597.297.197.497.497.698.30.10.2
//: 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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