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Disease prevention

Valid vaccination protection against tetanus
2019
74.2%
Mammography examination in the last two years
2019
65.7%
Health check – preventive medical examinations
2022
1 148 427
Gone up +2.6% compared to 2021

Prevention is associated with the expectation of avoiding, delaying or making illnesses less likely through targeted measures. Prevention approaches differ in terms of the temporal perspective in the course of the disease according to primary prevention (before the onset of the disease, e.g. vaccination), secondary prevention (in the early stages of a disease, e.g. early detection measures) and tertiary prevention (when the disease manifests itself, e.g. patient education).

Information on the uptake of vaccinations, early detection measures and behavioural prevention is provided by the Austrian Health Interview Survey (ATHIS), which is held every six years from 2019 (previously 2006/07 and 2014).

In addition, the Federation of Social Insurances maintains annually updated statistics on preventive medical examinations (health checks). Statistics Austria provides additional key figures from these statistics.

 

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 15 years and more (Pneumococcus: ager 50 years and more). – For influenza vaccination, "yes" refers to vaccination in the past year.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Health Interview Survey 2019. Compiled on 14 July 2020. – Population in private households aged 15 years and more.

S: Federation of Social Insurances. Compiled on 25 August 2023. – Reference to the general screening programme (without gynaecological screening, without additional examinations for specific health care target groups).

Date Title result SDDS+ Special Data Dissemination Standards PR PR press release
2024-08-30 calendar-alt Health check: preventive medical examinations 2023
Population and society / Health / Health care and expenditure / Disease prevention
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