Latvia behind EU average on breast screening checks

In 2019, two-thirds (66%) of women aged between 50 and 69 years in the EU reported that they had received a mammogram (breast examination by X-ray) within the previous two years, according to the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) survey data published October 25.

At national level, Sweden (95%), Finland (92%), Denmark (82%), Portugal (81%), Luxembourg and the Netherlands (both 78%) recorded the highest share of women of this age who had received a mammogram in that period.

In contrast, less than half of women aged between 50 and 69 years had received such an examination within this timeframe in Romania (9%), Bulgaria (36%), Estonia (44%) and Latvia (49%).

EU breast screening 2019

 

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