Monday, December 09, 2013


[IWS] Eurostat: HEALTH STATUS STATISTICS [6 December 2013]

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor---------------------- Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau



European Commission






Data from November 2013. Most recent data: Further Eurostat information, Main tables and Database.

This article presents recent statistics on the health status of the population of the European Union (EU) Member States and some other European countries, as reported by respondents. The analysis is based on results from the EU-SILC survey.

The article focuses on three key indicators describing the levels and distribution of health status:

  • self-perceived health gives an overall assessment by the respondent of his/her health in general;
  • chronic morbidity assesses the presence of a long-standing illness or health problem;
  • disability or activity limitation assesses the limitations people have had in carrying out usual activities for at least six months because of health problems; this measure is called the global activity limitation indicator (GALI), which is used to calculate the healthy life years indicator.

More detailed data on health status are collected in the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS).




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