On World Health Day, 7 April 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching a new campaign to highlight the profound inequalities that have been and continue to be exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO wants to highlight the fact that some people can lead healthier lives and have better access to health services than others, entirely due to the conditions in which they are born, grow up, live, work and age.
In the Basque Country, in an online survey conducted by the Basque Youth Observatory between November and December 2020, 14.7% of Basque youth aged 15-29 mentioned health (their own or that of the people around them) as the area in which they had been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In addition, in order to facilitate the study of the health situation of people aged 15 to 29 in the Basque Country, the Basque Youth Observatory has 16 indicators in the section dedicated to Health and Mortality in its online Indicator System. All of them have data disaggregated by sex.
- Prevalence of poor health
- Prevalence of anxiety and depression problems
- Obesity rate
- Physical activity
- Tobacco use
- Cannabis use
- Alcohol consumption and risky weekend drinking
- Start of treatment for drug dependence (rates per 1,000 women of the same age group)
- Risky sexual relationships
- Teenage pregnancy rate of girls aged 15-17 years (rates per 1,000 females of the same age group)
- Voluntary termination of pregnancy among girls aged 15-29 years (rates per 1,000 women of the same age group)
- New HIV infections (rates per 10,000 persons of the same age group)
- Deaths of young people (absolute values)
- Deaths among young people (rates per 100,000 persons of the same age group)
- Deaths among 15-29 year olds due to road traffic accidents (rates per 100,000 persons of the same age group)
- Deaths among 15-29 year olds due to suicide (rates per 100,000 persons of the same age group)
You can access the on-line Indicator System of the Basque Youth Observatory at the following link.