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Health care providers 2019


There were 1428 independent health care providers at the end of 2019 in Estonia, including 53 hospitals, 431 family doctor's offices, 490 dental care providers, 316 specialist health care providers and 138 other health care providers. In 2019, 41 independent health care providers started and 43 completed their activities. Compared to previous year (2018) 8 specialist care and 1 dental care providers has added, the number of family doctor’s offices has decreased by 9 and nursing care providers by 2.

There were 539 dental care providers at the end of 2019. 9% of the dental care providers is a branch of a dental clinic or a dental department operating in another health care provider and that number has been on the same level over the past years. 43% of all dental care providers are located in Tallinn and about one tenth in Tartu. Dental care services offered 97%, orthodontic 10%, endodontic 93%, parodontic 72%, prosthetic services 72%, dental surgery procedures 51% and x-ray examinations 82% of all dental care providers in 2019.

Database table TTO60 shows data about health care providers in e-health system. By 2019, 1408 health care providers have joined with the e-health system which makes up 99% of all health care providers in Estonia. Compared to the previous year the number of health care providers that has sent data (at least one document during the year) to e-health increased by 12 and the total number is 1116 providers.

Data about health care providers by type of owner and legal form, and also dental care providers and treatment possibilities by county in 2019 were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables TTO10, TTO11, TTO40 and TTO60.



Injuries in Estonia 2019


Last year, 12% of the Estonian population needed medical care due to injuries. The number of people injured and the gender distribution have remained the same in recent years. The most injuries were caused by falls.

In 2019, slightly more than 156,000 Estonians needed treatment due to injuries, of which children (0–17 years) accounted for just under a third (43,603). Compared to 2018, 2,000 fewer adults needed treatment due to injuries, while the number of injured children increased by 1,724.

Injury statistics have been compiled on the basis of medical bills of the Estonian Health Insurance Fund and are available in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.



Life expectancy and healthy life years 2019

28 AUGUST 2020

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, life expectancy at birth was 74.4 years for males and 82.8 years for females. Life expectancy has increased for both sexes, slightly more for males. Men are expected to live disability-free for 54.1 and women for 57.6 years.

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Life expectancy and healthy life years statistics is added to Health Statistics and Health Research Database.



Incidence of newborns 2019


There were 13,925 live births in 2019 in Estonia. Of those, 4,129 were born with a health-related problem or disease.

The incidence rate of newborns per 1,000 live births is increasing year by year. In 2019, the incidence rate per 1,000 newborns was 296. A newborn baby may have multiple health related problems or conditions. In 2019, the average number of health-related problems or diseases per one newborn was two.

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Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (10.8%), disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight (10.7%) and infections specific to perinatal period (10%) were equally common. As in previous years, in 2019 the most (28%) health problems were diagnosed, which are collected in health statistics under other diseases of newborns (incl. mild health problems, feeding difficulties of the newborn, as well as rare diseases and conditions).

Data about incidence of newborns is available here.
Data about livebirths is published here, death statistics is published here.



Participation in cancer screening programmes has increased

27 AUGUST 2020

National Institute for Health Development data shows that in 2019, 55.9% of women invited for breast cancer screening and 53.7% of men and women invited for colorectal cancer screening participated. The lowest participation was in the cervical cancer screening - 46.1% of invited women participated. However, participation in cancer screening has increased in 2019 compared to the previous year.