Data on health care and sports are compiled with an aim to acquire statistical information on health care (number of physicians and medical care persons having secondary medical education, key indicators on use of hospitals, number of outpatient institutions and visits, emergency care services, incidence of various illnesses (number of new cases and incidence rates), new cases and prior recorded disability and accidents at work), and sports (sports organisations, sports facilities, sports officials-specialists, number of Latvian sportsmen and their achievements in the Olympic Games and Paralympics).

Definitions

An overnight stay of a patient in a hospital.

Continuous or irreversible decline in physical or mental abilities (not related to ageing) that hinders social integration and diminishes working capacity and either deprives fully or restricts partly the ability of an individual to take care of himself/herself.

A nurse is a medical care person, who has completed an education according to Law On the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and obtained the certificate of the first-level higher professional medical education or the certificate of the university-level accredited nurse education programme or secondary medical education and who is registered in the Register of Medical Practitioners and Medical Treatment Support Persons.

A person who after full-term studies has acquired physician’s qualifications and who through his/her scientifically based medical activity directly or indirectly exerts influence upon a human being and within the framework of his/her professional activity examines patients to diagnose, deny or treat a physical or mental illness.

A physician without the certificate in his/her speciality who works under the guidance of a certified physician.

A physician who undergoes postgraduate training in the chosen speciality under the guidance of a physician who is licensed for training according to the programme of the respective speciality prescribed by the regulation of this speciality.

A special building for sports activities, a suitable building or a part of the building together with appropriate environment (sports grounds, lanes for sporting activities, recreation pathways etc.).

Sports organisations are sports clubs, sports federations and other sports institutions.

Sports employee, which has obtained sports education diploma or corresponding professional qualification certificate and is engaged in sports field, performing educative, referee, methodological, organizational or other work in sports field.

Data availability

Dissemination Format and Release Calendar

Theme Reference period Planned release datesort icon Remarks
Health Care
  • 2017
29.06.2018

Theme Reference period Actual release datesort icon Remarks
Health Care and Sport
  • 2016
30.06.2017
Health Care and Sport
  • 2015
30.06.2016
Health Care and Sport
  • 2014
30.06.2015
Health Care and Sport
  • 2013
30.06.2014
Health Care and Sport
  • 2012
05.07.2013

News Releases

Publications

Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications and subscribe for paper publications in section Publications.

Data on health care and sport are published also in statistical yearbooks.

Theme Title Release datesort icon ZIP/PDF
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.01.2018
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 27.12.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/10 23.11.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/09 23.10.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/08 25.09.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/07 23.08.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/06 24.07.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/05 26.06.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/04 23.05.2017
General Statistics Latvia. Statistics in brief, 2017 08.05.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 2017/03 24.04.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states, 2017/02 23.03.2017
General Statistics Statistical yearbook of Latvia, 2016 24.02.2017
General Statistics Key socio-economic indicators in the Baltic states 23.02.2017
General Statistics Monthly bulletin of Latvian statistics 2016/12 08.02.2017

Classifications

Data on health care are classified by:

  • International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Problems (ICD-10);
  • Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU 2005).

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Data collection

Survey method and source data

Data on health care and sports activities are obtained with the help of full-scope survey from several data sources:

  • Information in the chapter on health care was drawn from the surveys, publications and databases of the following institutions:
    • The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of Latvia;
    • State Commission of Physicians for Health and Work Capacity;
    • State Labour Inspection.
  • Data sources used for the sports statistics are:
    • annual statistical reports on sports organisations and sports specialists submitted by the Sports Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia as well as register of sports facilities;
    • information on the number of participants and medals won by the Latvian athletes in the Olympic games received from the Latvian Olympic Committee.

Data revision

The published data are final and are not revised.

Comparability

Comparability over time

Health Care

Key indicators of health care as well as data on hospitalisation, emergency medical care and incidence of various illnesses are available since 1990.

Data on causes of disability are available since 1995.

Data on incidence of mental diseases are available since 1996.

Data on accidents at work are available since 2000.

Sport

Data on achievements of Latvia sportsmen in Olympic Games are available since 1912.

Data par on achievements of Latvia sportsmen in Paralympics are available since 1992.

Data on sports organisations are available since 1993.

Data on sports facilities are available since 1996.

International comparability

Eurostat

The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) publishes on its website information on health in the European Union and each country separately. This information can be found in the section Statistics/ Population and social conditions/ Health (including health and safety at work).

World Health Organisation

http://www.who.int/en/

European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs

Results of Latvia, Results of other countries.

Other comparability

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of Latvia

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention of Latvia is institution of direct administration supervised by the Minister of Health aiming at implementation of the national society health policy in epidemiological safety and disease prevention sub-areas.

http://www.spkc.gov.lv/

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

http://sportaregistrs.lv/

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Anita Švarckopfa 67366648 daļas vadītājs Anita.Svarckopfa@csb.gov.lv

Last update

04.11.2015

Explanation of symbols

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Data not released for confidentiality reasons

If data are absolute numbers

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