Denmark in figures 2014 - page 8

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Health
The Danish way of life with regard to, e.g. smoking,
alcohol, diet and physical activity has changed in the
last couple of decades. Our way of life is generally
healthier. In 1980, about half of the population were
smokers, but this proportion has now declined to a
fifth. The amount of fat in our diet has also been cut,
and we drink slightly less alcohol than previously.
In 2012 the number of contacts with general practi-
tioners, specialist doctors, dentists, physiotherapists,
etc. was 59.6 mio. Consequently, each person re-
ceiving general medical care accounted for an aver-
age of 11.4 contacts. Each person accounted for an
average of 8.4 contacts with general practitioners and
3.1 contacts with specialist doctors. General practi-
tioners accounted for 68 per cent of all contacts.
In average every nintht Dane is hospitalized per year.
The older the more beddays one has. While the 5-14
years old in average have tree beddays per year, per-
sons older than 65 years have more than 10 days at
hospitals.
There are many causes of hospitalization. Diseases
and injuries caused by accidents are among them.
Other causes are pregnancy and birth, which is the
case for 10 per cent of all hospital patients. Conse-
quently, more women than men aged 25-44 are hos-
pitalized.
Contacts covered by the public health insurance. 2012
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
0-9 years 10-19
years
20-29
years
30-39
years
40-49
years
50-59
years
60-69
years
70-79
years
80 +
years
Men Women
Million contacts
Hospital patients
Unit
2000
2010
2012
Hospital patients, total
no.
600 352
644 688
642 447
Selected diagnosis at hospitalization:
Deliveries and comp. of pregn. and childbirth
-
78 222
72 359
65 364
Injury and poisoning, total
-
81 187
91 843
87 598
Diseases of the circulatory system
-
86 563
86 732
86 797
Diseases of the respiratory organs
-
58 285
68 874
70 427
Diseases of the digestive system
-
65 487
69 052
68 924
Diseases of musculoskeletal system etc.
-
43 076
52 476
52 737
Malignant neoplasm
-
51 393
52 309
51 603
Diseases of the genito-urinary system
-
42 142
48 877
48 783
Diseases of the nervous system etc.
-
30 084
31 289
32 941
Nutritional and metabolic diseases
-
18 529
28 752
28 192
and
DID YOU KNOW THAT
men living in multi-family buildings are 15 per cent
more frequently hospitalized than the average.
?
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