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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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.
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).
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.
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.