Deaths due to chronic diseases

In 2014, there were in Belgium 435.8 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants due to chronic diseases. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced.

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Deaths due to chronic diseases

crude death rate by 100 000 inhabitants

 2003200520082009201020112012201320142014//20032014//2009
Belgium526.6508.6490.0479.6468.2454.8454.4449.6435.8-1.7-1.9
EU-28593.3573.8554.3550.1545.5539.8544.7537.4530.3-1.0-0.7
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/05/2017).

Deaths due to chronic diseases by sex - Belgium

crude death rate by 100 000 inhabitants

 2003200520082009201020112012201320142014//20032014//2009
females474.0451.9435.4427.2417.1411.6407.5403.7391.0-1.7-1.8
males581.5567.7546.9534.2521.1499.5503.0497.1482.2-1.7-2.0
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/05/2017).

Deaths due to chronic diseases by age - Belgium

crude death rate by 100 000 inhabitants

 2003200520082009201020112012201320142014//20032014//2009
less than 65 years122.9121.2123.4118.7--112.2110.1107.5102.9-1.6-2.8
65 years and over2,488.62,371.62,271.12,226.52,179.22,099.82,083.02,042.41,956.8-2.2-2.5
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Causes of death [hlth_cd_acdr, hlth_cd_acdr2], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/05/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Deaths due to chronic diseases, crude death rate by 100 000 inhabitants

Definition: number of death per 100 000 inhabitants due to chronic diseases: malignant neoplasms (C00-C97), diabetes mellitus (E10-E14), ischaemic heart diseases (I20-I25), cerebrovascular diseases (I60-I69), chronic lower respiratory diseases (J40-J47) and chronic liver disease (K70, K73-K74). Codes in parenthesises are from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).

Objective: to be consistent with Target 3.4, this indicator should decrease.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 3.4.1: Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease