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Health statistics release calendar 2018

27 FEBRUARY 2019

Health statistics release calendar 2018 is now available.

Release calendar gives a detailed overview of dates when new health statistics will be published and press releases and analyses are publicised.



One third of one-year-old infants are breastfed


One third (32%) of one-year-old infants were partly breastfed in 2016. Compared to 2015, it has increased by 6%. The share of infants being partially breastfed at the age of six months was 71%, which has also increased by 6% compared to 2015.

On the other hand, only 86% of one-week-old infants were exclusively breastfed. Last year the number was 87.9%.

Data about exclusive and partial breastfeeding is published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database tables SR90 and SR91.



Health care providers 2016


The 2016 data for health care providers is published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database (tables TTO10, TTO11 and TTO60).

1,406 independent health care providers were active in Estonia at the end of year 2016, including 53 hospitals, 459 family doctor's offices, 478 dental care providers, 288 specialist health care providers and 128 other (emergency medical care, rehabilitation care, nursing care, diagnostics) providers.



The number of newborns with illness has increased


Nearly one third of newborns were diagnosed with an illness when they are born in 2016. The number of newborn illnesses increased by 3.8% compared to 2015.

Similarly to previous years, most of the illnesses diagnosed belonged to the group 'other newborn diseases', followed by disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, and congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities.

According to the data from Medical Birth Registry, 14,002 children were born in 2016. Of those, 3,885 were born with an illness. Total of 7,242 illnesses were diagnosed. Data about incidence of newborns are available here.

Estonian Causes of Death Registry registered 49 stillbirths in 2016. Major cause of stillbirths was intrauterine hypoxia. Data about stillbirths are published here.



Dental care providers and treatment possibilities 2016


There were 533 dental care providers at the end of 2016 in Estonia, which is 14 more than the year before. One-tenth of the dental care providers offers beside dental care also other health care services. About 40% of all dental care providers are located in Tallinn and about one-tenth in Tartu.

Altogether, 7 dental care providers stopped working, and 15 started or resumed working in 2016. The number of clinics that are offering orthodontic treatment increased the most – 6%. The number of clinics that are offering dental surgery procedures increased also a bit (4,3%). Prosthetic services and clinics that have the possibility to make x-ray examinations continued to increase slightly. 97% of clinics offers only dental care, it means that 3% of dental care clinics are specialized solely in prosthetic treatment, orthodontic treatment or x-ray examinations.

Prosthetic services offered 68%, orthodontic 10%, endodontic 93%, parodontic 65%, dental surgery procedures 41% and x-ray examinations 79% of the dental clinics in 2016.

Data is available in database table TTO40.