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Health at a Glance: Europe 2016

State of Health in the EU Cycle

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This fourth edition of Health at a Glance: Europe presents key indicators of health and health systems in the 28 EU countries, 5 candidate countries to the EU and 3 EFTA countries. This 2016 edition contains two main new features: two thematic chapters analyse the links between population health and labour market outcomes, and the important challenge of strengthening primary care systems in European countries; and a new chapter on the resilience, efficiency and sustainability of health systems in Europe, in order to align the content of this publication more closely with the 2014 European Commission Communication on effective, accessible and resilient health systems. This publication is the result of a renewed collaboration between the OECD and the European Commission under the broader "State of Health in the EU" initiative, designed to support EU member states in their evidence-based policy making.

 

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Screening, survival and mortality for breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer in women across EU countries. One in nine women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life and one in thirty will die from the disease. Risk factors that increase a person’s chance of getting this disease include age, family history of breast cancer, genetic predisposition, reproductive factors, oestrogen replacement therapy, and lifestyles-related factors including obesity, physical inactivity, diet, and alcohol consumption.

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