Total health expenditure per country in 2014

Definition: „Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.“ – The World Bank Development Relevance: „Health systems – the combined arrangements of institutions and actions whose primary purpose is to promote, restore, or maintain health (World Health Organization, World Health Report 2000) – are increasingly being recognized as key to combating disease and improving the health…

Daily smokers of cigarettes in Europe

Definition of daily smokers of cigarettes: „Proportion of people who smoke (manufactured and hand-rolled) cigarettes daily according to the level of cigarette smoking using modalities ‚Less than 20 cigarettes per day‘, ’20 or more cigarettes per day‘ and ‚Total daily smokers of cigarettes‘.“ – European Union (Eurostat)  Statistical Population: „All persons aged 15 years or over living in private households and residing in the territory of the country.“ – European Union (Eurostat) Data source: European Union (Eurostat) Metadata: European Health Interview Survey (EHIS)

Life Expectancy at birth – 2014

Definition of life expectancy at birth: „Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.“ – The World Bank Statistical concept and methodology: „Life expectancy at birth used here is the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if mortality patterns at the time of its birth remain constant in the future. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the…

Alcohol consumption among adults (2013)

Definition and comparability: „Alcohol consumption is defined as annual sales of pure alcohol in litres per person aged 15 years and over. The methodology to convert alcoholic drinks to pure alcohol may differ across countries. Official statistics do not include unrecorded alcohol consumption, such as home production. WHO produces estimates for unrecorded alcohol consumption.“ – OECD, 2015. Health at a Glance 2015 Alcohol consumption among adults „The health burden related to harmful alcohol consumption, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, is considerable in most parts of the world (Rehm…