#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Friday 26 February 2021
Advertisement

Which county is Ireland's most fertile? What illness kills most people? Ireland's health in 15 maps and graphs

The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.

THE DEPARTMENT OF Health has released its comprehensive yearly look at Ireland’s health.

The Health in Ireland Key Trends report takes a look into the demographics, population health and expenditure on health services.

Here’s what it shows:

People in Leitrim, Longford and Louth are having the highest number of babies per head of population, Dublin is having the lowest.

PastedImage-83181

Ireland’s percentage of over-65 population is highest in Connacht and Kerry

PastedImage-52894

Ireland’s men and women are living longer than the EU average

PastedImage-86942

We generally think we’re pretty healthy

PastedImage-85575

Way more than the EU, anyway

PastedImage-25746

30,000 people died in 2013, with diseases of the circulatory system accounting for 9,654 of those and cancer killing 8,814. 

PastedImage-25351

Longford and Carlow have particular problems with respiratory diseases

PastedImage-4686

Cancer and deaths from other causes in Ireland have dropped dramatically in the last 20 years

PastedImage-38417

We’re bellow the EU average for road deaths, but above average for deaths by suicide

PastedImage-3806

We’re also below the EU average in infant mortality

PastedImage-791

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

Irish people don’t survive some cancers as long as the EU average

PastedImage-3827

Consumption of alcohol and tobacco has fallen in the last 20 years

PastedImage-41677

Transplant numbers are up, with far more kidney transplants than anything else

 

PastedImage-33601

Fewer people are are being admitted to psychiatric hospitals, but more young people are being admitted

PastedImage-64731

Mayo, Donegal and Louth have the highest proportion of medical cards

PastedImage-82886

Read: Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

Read: Unregulated plastic surgery procedures offered to 15 year olds

Read next:

COMMENTS (31)