EUROPEAN HEALTH INFORMATION GATEWAY

Data

Databases
European Health for All database (HFA-DB)
Indicators: 619
Updated: 14 September 2017
Downloads: 1262

Since the mid-1980s, Member States of the WHO European Region have been reporting essential health-related statistics to the Health for All (HFA) family of databases, making it one of WHO’s oldest sources of data. As it is based on reported data, rather than estimates, the HFA family of databases is also particularly valuable.

HFA databases bring together the indicators that are part of major monitoring frameworks relevant to the Region, such as Health 2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals. The indicators cover basic demographics, health status, health determinants and risk factors, as well as health care resources, expenditures and more.

HFA databases allow access to regional, national and some subnational indicators and metadata, which are visualized through interactive online tools in the Health for All explorer. Data, metadata, graphs and maps can be exported or shared online and on social media.

The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:

  • SDR: age-standardized death rates (see HFA-DB user manual/Technical notes, page 13, for details)
  • FTE: full-time equivalent
  • PP: physical persons
  • PPP$: purchasing power parities expressed in US $, an internationally comparable scale reflecting the relative domestic purchasing powers of currencies.
European database on human and technical resources for health (HlthRes-DB)
Indicators: 249
Updated: 23 September 2016
Downloads: 136

HlthRes-DB provides a wide range of statistics on human and technical resources for health and offers data on non-monetary health care resources collected through the joint work of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and WHO/Europe. It contains nearly 200 indicators on human and technical resources for health.

European mortality database (MDB)
Indicators: 848
Updated: 14 September 2017
Downloads: 140

European mortality database allows age- and sex-specific analysis of mortality trends by broad disease-groups, as well as dis-aggregated to 67 specific causes of death. Data reach back to 1980. 
The data is taken from the WHO Global Mortality database, available at: http://www.who.int/healthinfo/mortality_data/en/

Environment and Health Information System (ENHIS)
Indicators: 59
Updated: 26 May 2016
Downloads: 44

ENHIS is an evidence-based information system aiming to support public health and environmental policies in the WHO European Region. The system is an interactive database, composed of country-level indicators and regional assessments (fact sheets). The fact sheets also include information on how data is obtained and how the indicators are calculated. ENHIS indicators provide information on exposures, health outcomes and policy actions related to the environment and health priority areas for the European Region known as Regional Priority Goals (RPGs)

Monitoring
Health 2020 indicators
Indicators: 40
Updated: 14 September 2017
Downloads: 142

Health 2020 core indicators were agreed by the WHO European Region Member States for monitoring progress towards the Health 2020 targets. Some of these indicators are based on official WHO sources and other are based on non-WHO sources, such as UNESCO and UNDP. Data from WHO sources can be accessed and queried at national level, while data from non-WHO sources is available in aggregated form, for groups of Member States.

Child and adolescent health
Indicators: 61
Updated: 14 September 2017
Downloads: 97

This dataset presents information about health-enhancing physical activity. It provides an overview of information on selected surveillance and monitoring physical activity indicators. Data has been collected by the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Programme at the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life course, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. Data was published in the 'Factsheets on health-enhancing physical activity in the 28 EU Member States of the WHO European Region', report available in English: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/country-work/factsheets-on-health-enhancing-physical-activity-in-the-28-eu-member-states-of-the-who-european-region.

Reporting
Global eHealth survey 2015
Indicators: 140
Updated: 02 June 2017
Downloads: 18

Data provided by Member States in the 2015 WHO Global eHealth Survey and highlights the key messages and trends identified. Published in the European eHealth report 2016. In total, 46 Member States from the WHO European Region responded to the survey.
The report is available at: http://www.euro.who.int/en/publications/abstracts/from-innovation-to-implementation-ehealth-in-the-who-european-region-2016

Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)
Indicators: 110
Updated: 06 April 2016
Downloads: 51

This is an aggregated dataset underlying the WHO international report on health behavior of school-aged children, published in 2016. Find it here: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Life-stages/child-and-adolescent-health/health-behaviour-in-school-aged-children-hbsc/growing-up-unequal.-hbsc-2016-study-20132014-survey

HBSC teams provided disaggregated data for Belgium, United Kingdom and Denmark. 
The HBSC research network is an international alliance of researchers that collaborate on the cross-national survey of school students: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The HBSC collects data every four years on 11-, 13- and 15-year-old boys' and girls' health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours. These years mark a period of increased autonomy that can influence how their health and health-related behaviours develop. As such, the HBSC study is the product of topic-focused groups that collaborate to develop the conceptual foundations of the study, identify research questions, decide the methods and measurements to be employed, and work on data analyses and the dissemination of findings.

Maternal nutrition, physical activity and weight gain during pregnancy
Indicators: 48
Updated: 10 October 2017
Downloads: 9

This data set presents information about maternal nutrition, the prevention of obesity and noncommunicable disease. It provides an overview and explores what national recommendations for nutrition, physical activity and weight gain during pregnancy are in place in the Member States of the WHO European Region.

Health-enhancing physical activity
Indicators: 23
Updated: 10 October 2017
Downloads: 7

This dataset presents information about health-enhancing physical activity. It provides an overview of information on selected surveillance and monitoring physical activity indicators. 
Data has been collected by the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Programme at the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Promoting Health through the Life course, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. 
Data was published in the 'Factsheets on health-enhancing physical activity in the 28 EU Member States of the WHO European Region', report available in English: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/country-work/factsheets-on-health-enhancing-physical-activity-in-the-28-eu-member-states-of-the-who-european-region.