• Age-standardized overall premature mortality rate in people aged 30–69 years for four major noncommunicable diseases (Line chart)
  • Age-standardized overall premature mortality rate in people aged 30–69 years for four major noncommunicable diseases: cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus and chronic respiratory diseases (Map)
Data set notes
Indicators for Health 2020

Indicators: 49
Updated: 17 October 2019


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.

Further information: DIR@euro.who.int
Joint Monitoring Framework (JMF)

The joint monitoring framework (JMF) is used for reporting on indicators under three monitoring frameworks: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Health 2020 and the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) 2013–2020. The Regional Committee for Europe adopted the JMF in September 2018.

The majority of JMF indicators in the Gateway are linked to existing databases in the Gateway.

Background documents

EUR/RC68/10 Rev.1 Briefing note on the expert group deliberations and recommended common set of indicators for a joint monitoring framework

EUR/RC68(1): Joint monitoring framework in the context of the roadmap to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, building on Health 2020, the European policy for health and well-being

Developing a common set of indicators for the joint monitoring framework for SDGs, Health 2020 and the Global NCD Action Plan (2017)
Indicator notes
Targets and indicators for Health 2020 version 3:

European Health Information Initiative:

The European Health Statistics App:

(1) 1.1.a. Age-standardized overall premature mortality rate (from 30 to under 70 years) for four major noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular diseases (ICD-10a codes I00–I99), cancer (ICD-10 codes C00–C97), diabetes mellitus (ICD-10 codes E10–E14) and chronic respiratory diseases (ICD-10 codes J40–47)) disaggregated by sex; diseases of the digestive system (ICD-10 codes K00–K93) also suggested but to be reported separately

The number of deaths per 100 000 population is influenced by the age distribution of the population. Two populations with the same age-specific mortality rates for a particular cause of death will have different overall death rates if the age distributions of their populations are different. Agestandardized mortality rates adjust for differences in the age distribution of the population by applying the observed age-specific mortality rates for each population to a standard population.

The age-standardized mortality rate is a weighted average of the age-specific mortality rates per 100 000 people, where the weights are the proportions of people in the corresponding age groups of the WHO standard population. The age-standardized mortality rate is calculated using the direct method: it represents what the crude rate would have been if the population had the same age distribution as the standard European population.
• Cardiovascular diseases: ICD-10 codes: I00–I99;
• Cancer: ICD-10 codes: C00–C97;
• Diabetes mellitus: ICD-10 codes: E10–E14;
• Chronic respiratory diseases: ICD-10 codes: J40–J47;
• Digestive diseases: ICD-10 codes: K00–K93.

ICD-10 codes used for the calculation of this indicator: cardiovascular diseases (I00-I99), cancer (C00-C97), diabetes mellitus (E10-E14), and chronic respiratory diseases (J40-J47).
Country/Area notes
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