06 Dec 2006

Health and Morbidity in the Accession Countries

Country Report - Estonia

Liis Rooväli

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The report gives a brief overview of the demographic situation and recent trends in Estonia during the last 10 years. A current picture of the morbidity and health status of the population is presented, wherein the most important mortality and morbidity issues are discussed along with basic data concerning the Estonian health care system, its financing and utilisation patterns.
Using household survey data, health status is revealed and described according to age group as well as other socio-economic characteristics. The report analyses the influence of socio-economic factors on the prevalence of good health and the relations between self-reported health status and use of medical services in Estonia.