Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Netherlands and Belgium

Belgium vs. Household Saving Rates 1990-2008 Netherlands

HIV Transmission By MSM and Heterosexual Contact: Belgium

New HIV infection cases diagnosed by man sex with man (MSM) and heterosexual contact, percentage (%) in Belgium from year 1997 to 2006:

Year : MSM Cases ( % MSM )
1997 — 90 ( 12.9 )
1998 — 94 ( 12.5 )
1999 — 92 ( 11.5 )
2000 — 145 ( 15.2 )
2001 — 129 ( 13.4 )
2002 — 153 ( 15.4 )
2003 — 182 ( 17.3 )
2004 — 199 ( 19.9 )
2005 — 240 ( 22.3 )
2006 — 255 ( 25.6 )

Year : Heterosexual ( % Heterosexual )
1997 — 227 ( 32.4 )
1998 — 263 ( 34.8 )
1999 — 273 ( 34.1 )
2000 — 375 ( 39.4 )
2001 — 313 ( 32.4 )
2002 — 441 ( 44.5 )
2003 — 464 ( 44.1 )
2004 — 447 ( 44.6 )
2005 — 431 ( 40.1 )
2006 — 334 ( 33.6 )

Sources:
1. WHO – European health for all database (HFA-DB)
2. Europe – HIV

Belgium: HIV Cases 1990 – 2006

HIV cases reported from year 1990 to 2006 in Belgium:

Year — Total Cases / Cases per 100 000 population
1990 — 813 / 7.81
1991 — 802 / 7.82
1992 — 977 / 9.49
1993 — 949 / 9.11
1994 — 807 / 7.85
1995 — 768 / 7.41
1996 — 720 / 6.85
1997 — 700 / 6.64
1998 — 755 / 7.08
1999 — 801 / 7.63
2000 — 952 / 8.96
2001 — 966 / 9.08
2002 — 992 / 9.34
2003 — 1052 / 9.92
2004 — 1002 / 9.55
2005 — 1074 / 10.24
2006 — 995 / 9.29

Source:
1. WHO Regional Office for Europe – CISID

Prisoner Rate 1987 – 2002: Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands

Prisoner rate (per 100 000 population) for countries Luxembourg, Netherlands, Ireland, and Belgium for year 1987 – 2002:

Year Belgium Ireland (Eire) Luxembourg Netherlands
1987 67.8 54.6 33.5
1988 65.6 55.2 99.6 42.4
1989 67.3 56.3 92.5 41.5
1990 65.7 60.2 101.1 46.1
1991 61.9 60.0 94.3 48.5
1992 68.4 60.6 103.9 49.4
1993 74.3 78.4 105.0 52.6
1994 74.0 57.3 111.9 56.8
1995 74.6 56.4 110.6 75.1
1996 79.2 59.0 102.7 85.4
1997 80.4 66.2 105.2 87.2
1998 79.8 70.8 91.9 84.9
1999 80.2 73.3 89.2 83.7
2000 83.9 76.2 91.2 86.9
2001 83.2 78.5 77.2 93.3
2002 85.2 77.3 100.6

Belgium Marriage and Divorce Rates: 1970 – 2004

Marriage and divorce rates (per 1000 population) in Belgium from year 1970 to 2004:

Source: OECD Index of Statistical Variables – Population, Marriage and Divorce

Europe: Organ Donation 2006

Source: Eurobarometer – Europeans and Organ Donation

Question 1: Would you be willing to donate one of your organs to an organ donation service immediately after your death? 
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 81%
Finland – 73%
Belgium – 71%
Denmark – 69%
Netherlands – 69%
France – 67%
Ireland – 67%
Portugal – 66%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
Spain – 57%
Greece – 53%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 45%
Austria – 33%

Question 2: If you were asked in a hospital to donate an organ from a deceased close family member, would you agree?
– % of participants say Yes.

Sweden – 74%
Finland – 73%
Netherlands – 66%
Belgium – 65%
Denmark – 63%
Portugal – 63%
UK – 63%
Luxembourg – 62%
France – 61%
Spain – 59%
Ireland – 57%
Greece – 54%
Germany – 46%
Italy – 39%
Austria – 35%

Question 3: Do you already have an organ donation card?
– % of participants say Yes:

Netherlands – 44%
Sweden – 30%
Ireland – 29%
UK- 26%
Denmark – 25%
Finland – 17%
Luxembourg – 14%
Italy – 13%
France – 10%
Germany – 9%
Spain – 7%
Austria – 4%
Belgium – 3%
Greece – 3%
Portugal – 2%  

P/S: I thought it would be interesting to see what is the difference between people’s willing to donate their organ and they actually have an organ card.  Well, they could have whatever reason to not having the organ donation card yet…

Countries / (% of participants willing to donate organ) – (% of participants have the card) 
Netherlands : -25%
Austria : -29%
Italy : -32%
Germany : -37%
UK : -37%
Ireland : -38%
Denmark : -44%
Luxembourg : -48%
Greece : -50%
Spain : -50%
Sweden : -51%
Finland : -56%
France : -57%
Portugal : -64%
Belgium : -68%

Belgium: Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea and Syphilis 1996 – 2006

The total number of cases and number of cases per 100 000 persons in Belgium from year 1996 to 2006 on sexually transmitted dieseases (STDs) like:

a) Chlamydia
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 787 / 7.74
1997 – 691 / 6.78
1998 – 721 / 7.06
1999 – 793 / 7.75
2000 – 689 / 6.72
2001 – 790 / 7.70
2002 – 1064 / 10.35
2003 – 1468 / 14.27
2004 – 1653 / 15.78
2005 – 2089 / 20.21
2006 – 2060 / 19.64 (an increase of 153.7%)

b) Gonorrhoea
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 100 / 0.98
1997 – 117 / 1.15
1998 – 166 / 1.63
1999 – 178 / 1.74
2000 – 145 / 1.41
2001 – 241 / 2.35
2002 – 289 / 2.81
2003 – 304 / 2.96
2004 – 321 / 3.06
2005 – 441 / 4.26
2006 – 535 / 5.10 (an increase of 420.4%)

c) Syphilis (total)
Year – Total / Cases per 100 000 persons
1996 – 26 / 0.26
1997 – 20 / 0.20
1998 – 20 / 0.20
1999 – 27 / 0.26
2000 – 25 / 0.24
2001 – 271 / 2.64
2002 – 110 / 1.07
2003 – 300 / 2.92
2004 – 302 / 2.89
2005 – 308 / 2.98
2006 – 288 / 2.76 (an increase of 916.5%)

Source:
1. WHO Regional Office for Europe – CISID