03 AUGUST 2020
In 2019, a quarter (23%) of the nearly 13,700 infants up to the age of one year monitored by the family doctor or family nurse, were exclusively breastfed at six months of age.
In Estonia, 85% of one week old, 78% of one month, 65% of three months and only 23% of six months old infants were exclusively breastfed in 2019. Compared to five years ago, the indicator at six months of age who were exclusively breastfed was significantly higher ─ 33%.
The indicators of infants at six and twelve months of age who were exclusively or partially breastfed was 72 and 33 percent of infants up to the age of one year respectively (see figure). The both indicators have increased by 10 and 14 percentage points over the last five years.
(by clicking in the figure, you see the interactive graph)
Infant breastfeeding data is published at Health Statistics and Health Research Database, tables SR90 and SR91.
01 JULY 2020
In 2019, 3,230 cycles of artificial insemination treatment were performed in Estonia, which is seven percent more than a year earlier. While the number of artificial insemination treatment cycles has been declining in 2014–2016, it has increased since 2017, according to recent statistics published by the National Institute for Health Development.
In 2019, 488 children were born through in vitro fertilization.
Data on artificial insemination are available in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database (tables KV10–KV14).
18 JUNE 2020
In 2019, a total of 13,953 children were born in Estonia, which is 328 children less than a year earlier and the number of abortions at the woman's own request decreased, according to the latest data from the Estonian Medical Birth Registry and Estonian Abortion Registry.
Of all 13,896 children born last year, the mother's place of residence was Estonia, and in 57 cases the mother's place of residence was outside Estonia. A total of 13,731 women gave birth: in 13,512 cases one child was born, twins were born 216 and triplets 3 times.
At the woman's own request, the number of abortions decreased within a year by 40 to 3,580. The number of voluntary termination of pregnancy has been on a steady downward trend since 1996. The number of medically-indicated terminations was 192.
30 JUNE 2020
In the first five months of 2020, a total of 47 cases of tuberculosis (TB) have been registered in Estonia, of which 40 are new TB cases, according to the data of the Estonian Tuberculosis Register.
As of today, preliminary registration data of tuberculosis cases by county and month are available in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database. The data will be updated every month.
17 JUNE 2020
Mental and behavioural disorders statistics for 2019 has been published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
Statistical data collected from Estonian psychiatric service providers shows that in 2019 nearly 104,700 people turned to psychiatrist outpatient appointment, 1,000 more than in 2018. Mental and behavioural disorder was diagnosed for 94,600 of them, i.e on average every 14th person in Estonia. Compared to 2018, mental and behavioural disorders were diagnosed 2% more, mainly due to an increase in the number of women admitted to a psychiatrist with a mental health problem.
The most frequent diagnoses were anxiety and stress-related disorders, occurring in 27% of men and 41% of women new cases. Mood disorders were the second more common disorder for women, occurring two times frequently than for men. The second most common diagnosis for men was mental and behavioural disorders due to psychoactive substance use, mostly by the abuse of alcohol which were reported nearly four times more than for women.