12 MAY 2020
Statistics on consumption of medicines, prescriptions in general pharmacies (table RT01), pharmacies (table TTO50), pharmacies’ personnel (table THT030) and turnover of general and hospital pharmacies (tables TK30, TK31) for 2019 compiled by the State Agency of Medicines have published in Health Statistics and Health Research Database.
14 APRIL 2020
In 2019, a total of 30,533 people donated blood in Estonia, which is almost 800 or 2.5% less than in the previous year. At the same time, the number of blood donations remained at the same level, according to statistics published today by the National Institute for Health Development (NIHD).
The number of blood donors decreased for the sixth year in a row, but in the last two years the decrease has been smaller compared to the previous average decrease of 4% in 2014–2017.
The number of young donors up to the age of 24 decreased the most last year – it was 19% lower compared to 2018. At the same time, the number of donors over the age of 45 increased by 13%. The number of donors aged 25–44 remained in the same range.
A total of 53,445 blood donations was given last year (53,873 in 2018), so one donor donated blood 1.8 times a year on average (the one blood unit is 450 ml). This indicator has slightly increased compared to the previous years, when it was 1.6–1.7, i.e. frequent donors are actively involved in blood donation.
05 MARCH 2020
National Institute for Health Development has published health insurance statistics 2019 collected and managed by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund. Statistics show that the proportion of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly, which also increases the overall number of health insured persons.
93.6% of the population (92.1% of men and 95% of women) are covered by the Estonian health insurance system. While in the 2014–2018 period it remained stable at 91–92%, then in last year the share of men covered by health insurance has increased significantly (by almost three percentage points), which significantly increases the overall number of health insured persons. The share of women covered by health insurance also increased by one percentage point.
Looking at the health insurance indicator for 20–59 year-olds without taking into account children and the elderly, the share of those insured has also increased significantly from 85.7% to 88.1% in the last year.
The data on Estonian health insurance are published in the Health Statistics and Health Research Database in two ways:
- for the age group 20–59, as children under the age of 19 and pensioners are automatically insured,
- all persons (including children and the elderly).
19 MARCH 2020
The 2019 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. The total number of accidents in 2019 has decreased compared to 2018.
The data can be viewed here.
27 JANUARY 2020
Health promoting kindergartens, schools and workplaces network statistics for 2019 is published in database.
Last year, 8 kindergartens, 2 schools and 20 workplaces joined the networks. As of the end of 2019, the networks include 300 kindergartens, 209 schools and 323 other organisations.