Statistics of adult health in four Visegrad countries

Kornélia Cséfalvaiová, University of Economics, Prague (VSE)
Jana Vrabcova Langhamrova, University of Economics, Prague (VSE)
Jitka Langhamrova, University of Economics, Prague (VSE)

Human race has always been interested in the question of immortality and longevity. In today´s developed societies, mainly due to a progress in healthcare and medicine, it is increasingly probable to reach old age and to survive old age. Life expectancy at age 65 is prolonging and adult mortality is decreasing, and from this reason human populations live longer. Life expectancies have reached record high values mainly among populations in developed societies. Although life expectancy is prolonging for both men and women, women live in general longer than men ? the difference is approximately 5 years. On the one hand we talk about life prolonging and added years of life. On the other hand, are these added years of life spent in good health? In our research, we will focus on adult health status, principally on mental health diseases and death rates due to chronic disorders in Europe. Europe is facing an intensive population ageing, that creates a large space for health and social care needs of the elderly. Mental diseases are one the major public health objects in ageing societies.

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 Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1