Prerequisites of health

Prerequisites of health refers to matters the lack of which or only the partial implementation of which limits the ability of people to live a physically and mentally healthy life. Agenda 2030’s Goal 3 specifically concerns health and aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages.

Indicators chosen by the network of experts

  • Perceived well-being in different population groups by region
  • Morbidity index
  • Threat of violence

Linkage to the objectives of Society’s Commitment to Sustainable Development

Equal prospects for well-being
Sustainable society and local communities
Lifestyles respectful of the carrying capacity of nature
Decision-making respectful of nature


 

Prerequisites of health 2020
The mortality rate of working-age people has decreased, but multimorbidity, obesity and mental health issues have increased

12.4.2021 9.59
The most common diseases in the population include cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and cancers. An increase in problems related to work ability and the disability of the ageing population of working age reflect the development during the previous decade. Unhealthy nutrition is a more significant risk factor for non-communicable diseases than inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not included in the indicators for monitoring sustainable development, also significantly influenced the prerequisites of health. A separate section on the effects of coronavirus on the prerequisites of health has been included in this monitoring text.

Prerequisites of health 2019
Perceived well-being of Finns improves each year

6.3.2020 15.23
Prerequisites of health refers to matters the lack of which or only the partial implementation of which limits the ability of people to live a physically and mentally healthy life. Agenda 2030’s Goal 3 specifically concerns health and aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all people at all ages.