Slovakia – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Slovakia
Map of Slovakia

SLOVAKIA- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 5,400,998

Female percentage of population (2007): 51.46%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 16.1%
Ages 15-24 15.6%
Ages 25-49 38.0%
Ages 50-64 18.4%
Ages 65-79 9.3%
Age 80 and older 2.5%

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

  • Female: 16.17%
  • Male: 18.01%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 14.14%
  • Male: 8.95%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 78.4 years female
  • 70.4 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2005): 200.13

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 6

Percentage using contraception (1991): 74%

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 53.0%
  • Male: 68.4%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: no data
  • 1997: no data

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 12.7%
  • Male: 9.9%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees (2005):

  • Female: 5124.8
  • Male: 7168.2

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 89.1%

Marriage rate (2007): 5.08 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2.3 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 165
  • – Male: 420

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 146.8
  • – Male: 304.1

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 19.79
  • – Death: 6.20

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 72.37
  • – Death: 23.45

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 81
  • – Colorectal: 183
  • – Lung: 161

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

  • Female: 42.6
  • Male: 87.1

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

  • Female: 11.6
  • Male: 71.7

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

  • Female: 11.76
  • Male: 87.22

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 9.48

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 1230.4

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 78.8%
  • Male: 64.9%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 11.7%
  • Male: 27.8%

Percentage overweight (1999):

  • Female: 32.1%
  • Male: 49.7%

Percentage obese (1999):

  • Female: 18.9%
  • Male: 19.3%

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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