Estonia – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Estonia

Map of Estonia

ESTONIA – A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 1,340,935 Female portion of population (2007): 53.94% Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 14.9%
Ages 15-24 15.4%
Ages 25-49 34.7%
Ages 50-64 17.9%
Ages 65-79 13.6%
Age 80 and older 4.3%

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2004):

  • Female: 14.17%
  • Male: 17.51%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 20.27%
  • Male: 11.75%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 78.6 years female
  • 67.4 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2006): 189.62 Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births(2005): 25 Percentage using contraception (1994): 77.4%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 65.9%
  • Male: 73.2%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 3.9%
  • Male: 5.4%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees: no data

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 89.10% Marriage rate (2007): 5.2 per 1000 people Divorce rate (2007): 2.8 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 107
  • – Male: 215

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 136.8
  • – Male: 307.9

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 24.87
  • – Death: 6.29

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2004):

  • – Incidence: 84.23
  • – Death: 23.26

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 40
  • – Colorectal: 43
  • – Lung: 43

Age-standardized incidence rates of colorectal cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 33.9
  • Male: 50.0

Age-standardized incidence rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 13.2
  • Male: 80.3

Age-standardized mortality rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 10.59
  • Male: 91.13

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data Total alcohol consumption litres per capita(2003): 10.7 Number of cigarettes per person per year (1996): 1722.25 Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • female: 79.8%
  • Male: 48.8%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 18.6%
  • Male: 49.8%

Percentage overweight (1998, self-reported):

  • Female: 26.9%
  • Male: 35.5%

Percentage obese (1998, self-reported):

  • Female: 15.3%
  • Male: 9.9%

Low Energy Expenditure: no data

MOBILITY DISORDERS

In progress

MENTAL HEALTH

In progress

SEXUAL HEALTH

In progress

CHRONIC DISABLING DISORDERS

In progress

HEALTHCARE

In progress This resource has been compiled from a range of information to assist researchers by having a facility with all the necessary basic information in regard to health information in Europe and individual member countries. This reseource has been assembled from information and data gathered from: Eurostat, WHO Europe Office and other sources.

– Research completed by Kristin Semancik

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