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Goal 3: 3. Main Eurostat Indicators

Key trends in “Good Health and Well-Being” in Europe show the following evidence (Eurostat Report, pp. 73 and ss):

  • Life expectancy at birth and perceived health have increased in both the short and the long term;
  • Women have higher life expectancies than men, but they are less likely to assess their health as being good or very good;
  • The number of healthy life years increased for people at age 65;
  • More than half of the adult EU population was overweight in 2017;
  • Smoking prevalence among the population aged 15 or over has decreased since 2006;
  • External factors affecting health, such as air pollution and exposure to noise, have on average been declining, but hotspots remain;
  • Trends for chronic diseases and selected communicable diseases are positive, but gender gaps remain;
  • Fewer people are killed in accidents at work or on roads, but progress has stalled in the past few years;
  • Only a few people report unmet need for medical care, and the share is falling.

 

Goal 3’s attainment is monitored through the following main indicators: Source: EU SDG Indicator set 2019, p. 16:

Goal 3 indicator-set

 

See also the Report: Health at a Glance: Europe 2018: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/state/docs/2018_healthatglance_rep_en.pdf


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