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Swiss Cancer Report 2015 - Current situation and developments

In Switzerland, 38 000 new cancer cases are diagnosed every year. 16 000 persons die of cancer every year. This second publication on cancer in Switzerland presents the current situation and developments over the past 30 years.

Health - Pocket Statistics 2017

Health. Pocket Statistics 2017

This pocket statistics offers an overview of the
statistical data available in the area of health.

The main figures

Health

Population health, in %1 (2017)

(Very) good self-perceived health

84,7

Long-standing health problem1

32,7

Health behaviour, in %1 (2017)

Physically active

75,7

Smoker

27,1

Consumes alcohol daily

10,9

Mortality

Infant mortality, in ‰ (2017)

3,5

Total deaths (2015)

 67 606

     Cardiovascular diseases

 21 593

     Cancer

 17 261

Health system (2017)

Hospitalisation rate for 1000 inhabitants  

119,3

Accommodation rate in nursing homes among persons aged ≥ 80 years as at 31.12, in %  

15,7

Rate of recourse to home care among persons aged ≥ 80 years, in %

28,1

Doctors in the ambulatory sector per 100 000 inhabitants1  

222,3

Costs and funding (2016)

Health expenditure per inhabitant, in CHF per month

      801

Health expenditure in relation to GDP, in %

12,2
1 Population aged 15 or over living in a private household

Further information

Publications

Press releases

Links

Statistical sources and concepts

On this topic

Health determinants

Factors influencing health, social situation and employment, health behaviour

State of health

Health status, diseases, causes of death, disabilities, accidents, reproductive health, newborn health, health of older people

Health system

Hospitals, nursing homes, home care services, doctors, dentists, informal assistance from relatives

Costs, financing

Health expenditure in relation to GDP, expenditure by providers and services, health funding

Contact

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