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1.4% of children in Cyprus and 1.8% in the EU had medical needs that were not treated
CNA - Athanasios Athanasiou - Belgium/Brussels 15/02/2019 16:25


In the European Union (EU) in 2017, 1.8% of children aged below 16 had medical needs that were not treated. This share was slightly higher for children living in households with one adult (2.2%) compared to those sharing households with two or more adults (1.8%). The highest share of children with unmet medical needs was reported in Belgium (8.7%) and Romania (7.4%), followed by Sweden (4.3%), Finland (3.3%) and Czechia (2.7%).

In Cyprus the same rate was 1.4% and in Greece 2.4%.

In contrast, the lowest share was reported in Austria (close to 0.0%), Germany (0.1%), and Hungary (0.2%), followed by Spain (0.3%), Croatia (0.4%), Malta (0.5%), Slovakia (0.6%) and Portugal (0.9%).
 
In 2017, 2.3% of children below 16 did not receive dental care that they needed. The highest share of children with unmet needs for dental care was reported in Latvia (7

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