(06 April 2016) – Of all persons aged 25 to 64 living in the European Union (EU), around three-quarters perceived their health status as very good or good, slightly fewer than 20% as fair and below 7% as bad or very bad.
Being an important socio-economic factor, the education level has an influence on health status: while just over 60% of the EU population aged 25-64 with a low education level perceived their health as very good or good, this proportion hit 85% for those with a tertiary education level. This pattern is observed for all ages between 25 and 64.
Among the EU Member States in 2014, more than 8 out of ten persons aged 25 to 64 felt in very good or good health conditions in Greece (84.6%) and Ireland (84.2%), ahead of Sweden (82.9%), Cyprus (82.7%), Malta (82.6%) and the Netherlands (80.1%).
In contrast, the highest share of the population aged 25 to 64 perceiving their health as bad or very bad was recorded in Croatia (13.4%), followed by Hungary (11.4%) and Portugal (11.3%).