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Traffic accidents, drownings, fires and fatalities due to fires 2019

19 MARCH 2020

The 2019 Estonian Road Administration's traffic accidents statistics by municipalities is added to database. The Rescue Board data on deaths due fires and drownings by counties and causes of building fires by municipalities are also available. The total number of accidents in 2019 has decreased compared to 2018.

The data can be viewed here.

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Men's health insurance coverage has increased

05 MARCH 2020

National Institute for Health Development has published health insurance statistics 2019 collected and managed by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Statistics show that the proportion of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly, which also increases the overall number of health insured persons.

93.6% of the population (92.1% of men and 95% of women) are covered by the Estonian health insurance system. While in the 2014–2018 period it remained stable at 91–92%, then in last year the share of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly (by almost three percentage points), which significantly increases the overall number of health insured persons. The share of women covered by health insurance also increased by one percentage point.
Looking at the health insurance indicator for 20–59 year-olds without taking into account children and the elderly, the share of those insured has also increased significantly from 85.7% to 88.1% in the last year.

The data on Estonian health insurance are published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database in two ways:

  1. for the age group 20–59, as children under the age of 19 and pensioners are automatically insured,
  2. all persons (including children and the elderly).

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Cancer screening programme target population and number of invited to screening 2020

27 JANUARY 2020

Estonian Cancer Screening Registry's data about breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening programme target population and number of invited to screening in 2020 is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

This year, more people in Estonia are expected to be screened for than in previous years, covering a total of more than 177,000 men and women. The breast cancer screening target population is 82,262 women, and the cervical cancer screening target population is 55,735 women. The target population for colorectal cancer screening was expanded to a total of 84,516 men and women.

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Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces 2019

27 JANUARY 2020

Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces network statistics for 2019 is published in database.

Last year, 8 kindergartens, 2 schools and 20 workplaces joined the networks. As of the end of 2019, the networks include 300 kindergartens, 209 schools and 323 other organisations.

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New cases of malignant neoplasms 2017

11 DECEMBER 2019

According to the Estonian Cancer Registrer, 8779 cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2017, of which 4425 were among men and 4354 among women. Malignant neoplasms of skin (other than melanoma), malignant neoplasm of prostate and colon and colorectal and lung were the most common (1326, 1113, 1031 and 827 cases respectively).
 
Malignant neoplasm of prostate accounted for the largest share among men, followed by malignant neoplasm of lung and skin (other than melanoma). Among women, malignant neoplasms of skin (other than melanoma), breast and colon and colorectal are the most frequent.
 
Over 60% of malignant neoplasms' new cases were diagnosed among people who were 65 years and older. In 2017, 36 malignant neoplasms were diagnosed among children aged 0–14 years.
 
Statistics on malignant neoplasms diagnosed in 2017, based on data from the Estonian Cancer Register, were added to the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. Data was updated for years 2000–2016. New data from 1968 to 1999 were also added. The incidence of cancer has more than doubled in 50 years.

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