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Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC) 2017/2018

07 MAY 2019

Data from the survey Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (2017/2018) were published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

According to the study, 86% of Estonian students aged 11, 13 and 15 mostly rate their health as good or very good. However, boys are more satisfied with their health and life than girls.

The results show that smoking starts later. If in 2014, 44% of the 15-year-olds started smoking at the age of 13 or earlier, then in 2018 the proportion was 28%. Smoking once a week or more remained the same, averaging 5%. 52% of those who tried smoking started with an e-cigarette.

Like cigarette smoking, alcohol is first consumed at a later age. However, alcohol consumption and especially getting drunk is still a problem among youth. The latest study showed some positive change: if in 2014, 30% of 15-year-olds got drunk a two or more times in their lifetime, then in 2018 the proportion was 27%. Although getting drunk and smoking have declined significantly year after year, the risk behavior of boys and girls has become more similar.

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study was carried out in Estonia for the seventh time in spring 2018. 4727 fifth, seventh and ninth grade students from all over Estonia participated in the study, who gave their own assessments of their health and behavior. The survey is part of a WHO international study, which takes place every fourth year. 49 countries/regions in the WHO European Region and North America participates in the international network (www.hbsc.org).

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Blood donations and use of blood components 2018

10 APRIL 2019

The 2018 data for donors and use of blood components were published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database. 31,329 people donated blood for nearly 53,900 times during last year (in 2017: 31,734 and 55,057 respectively). On average, every donor donated blood 1.7 times, which has been stable in the last several years. The number of first-time donors was 5,099, which is 0.3% higher than year before.
The number of apheresis donors was 666 and the number of apheresis procedures was 3,367. That makes on average 5.1 procedures per every apheresis donor.
Last year, almost 14,000 blood transmissions were carried out in hospitals, including 3% for children aged 0–14 years.

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Traffic accidents, drownings, fires and fatalities due to fires, 2018

21 MARCH 2019

The 2018 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. You can view the data here.

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Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population Study 2018

29 MARCH 2019

Selected data of Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population Study 2018 is published in database. Please select database subject "Health and health behaviour" and theme under "Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population Study" to see the statistics.

Study is conducted each even year starting from 1990.

The latest study's full report can be found on National Institute for Health Development website.

 

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The most common cause of work accidents is the loss of control over a machine, device or animal

21 MARCH 2019

In the course of last year a total of 5,134 workplace accidents occurred. Of them, 4,020 accidents resulted in employees sustaining only minor injuries. 1,105 employees were severely injured and nine people died. The compensation totalled 4.9 million euros through Estonian Health Insurance Fund. The Labour Inspectorate 2018 data is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.

The most accident-prone locations were Tallinn and Harju County, but the rate per 100 000 employed persons were the highest in Järva and Lääne-Viru counties.

Most of the accidents happened in the metal industry, trade and construction sector. The most common cause of work accidentswas the loss of control over a machine, device or animal. Second cause was slipping, stumbling and falling. 

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