Open Comparisons 2009 - Public Health
An excerpt from the first report on open comparisons in the public health field, has now been translated into English.
The main report ('Öppna jämförelser 2009 – Folkhälsa') is the first step in a more long-term improvement effort. It compares indicators related to living conditions, living habits and health effects on the municipal and county council levels.
Municipalities and county councils are responsible for many issues related to health determinants and public health. The indicators are presented on maps for the municipal level and graphs for the county council level. Some indicators are also shown on the county council level for different levels of education.
The table appendix to the report shows the values and ranking of the various indicators for municipalities and county councils as well as background variables, which are not ranked.
This excerpt contains the summary of the main report and all information on one of the indicators, smoking habits.
The health situation in Sweden in general is very good. By offering the opportunity to make comparisons in the public health field, the publication hopes to contribute to stimulate analysis, discussion and further improvements.
Updated Wednesday, March 31, 2010