State of health

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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 publication on cancer presents the current situation and developments over the past 30 years.

Health. Pocket Statistics 2020

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

State of health
 

Men

Women

Life expectancy at birth in years (2019)

81,9

85,6

(Very) good self-perceived health, as a %1 (2017)

85,9 83,5

Long-standing health problem, as a %1 (2017)

30,5 34,7

Treatment for psychological problems, as a %1 (2017)

4,4 7,7

32 756

35 024

    Cardiovascular diseases

9 114

10 787

     Malignant tumours

9 322

7 870

     Dementia

2 079

4 524

     Accidents

1 298

1 262

Infant mortality, for 1000 live births (2020)

4,0

3,3

Premature births (<37 completed weeks of pregnancy), as a % (2020)

6,4

1 Population aged 15 or over living in a private household

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Diseases

Non-communicable diseases: Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, infectious diseases

Mortality, causes of death

Development of the number of deaths and the mortality rate, mortality over the year, mortality by age and gender

Reproductive health

Assisted reproductive technology, terminations of pregnancy, deliveries, maternal health

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