Are you in good health?
Number of answers “Agree and Strongly Agree” to the question: “Are you in good health” (%)
The map illustrates respondents who agree they are in good health are most likely to be found in countries in northern, central and western areas of the European Union.
Overall, the majority of respondents in each Member State agree they are in good health, with proportions ranging from 92% in Ireland, 87% in Luxembourg and 86% in Malta to 55% in Latvia, 57% in Romania and 59% in Lithuania.
A large majority of respondents say they are generally happy, and that they are in good health, although almost one third have felt lonely recently.
Respondents in Denmark (52%), Ireland (51%) and Sweden (48%) are the most likely to strongly agree they are in good health, while those in Latvia (14%), Romania (17%), Lithuania and Estonia (both 18%) the least likely to strongly agree.
At least one fifth of respondents disagree in Latvia (26%), Lithuania (24%), Estonia (22%) and Bulgaria (20%). Respondents in Latvia, Estonia (both 6%) and Lithuania (5%) are the most likely to say they strongly disagree. In four Member States at least one in five respondents neither agree nor disagree that they are in good health – Slovakia (20%), Czech Republic and Croatia (21%) and Romania (25%).
The socio-demographic analysis illustrates the following:
– Men are more likely to agree they are in good health, compared to women (80% vs 75%).
– The younger the respondent, the more likely they are to agree they are in good health: 93% of those aged 15-24 agree, compared to 62% of those aged 55 or over.
– The longer a respondent remained in education, the more likely they are to agree:
- 86% of those who completed education aged 20 or over agree, compared to 59% of those who completed aged 15 or younger.
- In particular, those who completed upper level education (88%) are much more likely to agree than those who did not complete primary education (46%).
– Students (93%) and managers (92%) are the most likely to agree, particularly compared to retired persons (55%).
– The less difficulties a respondent experiences paying bills, the more likely they are to agree they are in good health: 81% who experience the least difficulties agree, compared to 60% who experience the most difficulties.
source: Eurobarometer 2018