Smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity

Behavioural risk factors are defined as acts that increase the risk of disease or injury, which can subsequently lead to disability, death, or social problems.

The number of smokers in the Nordic countries has been decreasing during recent years, so has the differences in the number of smokers between men and women as well as between countries. The incidence of lung cancer rates reflects smoking behaviour several years previously. 

Alcohol consumption in the Nordic countries has been steady in the recent years. Greenland has had the largest reduction since year 2000 and is no longer the country with the highest consumption per inhabitant.

The number of obese persons in the Nordic countries since year 2000 seems to be slightly increasing.

Please find graphs on all subjects below and more data in the database. 

Note: Finland age 20-64; Iceland Annual surveys, population 18+; Norway 16-74 years. The figures show three yearly moving average until 2008, and yearly figures from 2009; Sweden 2000-2001 age 16-84 from 2002 age 16+
Note: Finland age 20-64; Iceland Annual surveys, population 18+; Norway 16-74 years. The figures show three yearly moving average until 2008, and yearly figures from 2009; Sweden 2000-2001 age 16-84 from 2002 age 16+
Note: ICD-10: C33-34 Lungs and trachea
Note: Age group Denmark 15+, Finland 20-64, Iceland 18+, Norway 16+, Sweden 2000-2001 age 18-64, 2002- 16+
Note: Age group Denmark 15+, Finland 20-64, Iceland 18+, Norway 16+, Sweden 2000-2001 age 18-64, 2002- 16+