The Public Health Monitor Utrecht offers a comprehensive view of the health status of Utrecht residents, including factors that affect health like quality of life, lifestyle, physical living environment, social environment and health care. The latest figures are available on this website, to make health data easily accessible. Once every four years, the Utrecht Health Profile is published, a summary of the latest health figures and the major developments concerning public health in Utrecht.
Health information, with a focus on topics, target groups and districts
The information in the Public Health Monitor Utrecht is arranged by topic and by different age categories. Within these age groups (children, youngsters adults, adults and elderly people), we examine health differences between residents with different education levels, migration backgrounds, household composition or districts. The key health figures are also summarised by district on separate district pages.
In the texts, we describe the stories behind the figures
The major findings from the research are described in the texts on this website. The articles are based on the figures. Explanations of the figures are also provided. These explanations are derived from consultations with residents and professionals and on in-depth research.
Health figures are available as open data
All health figures are also available in ‘open data’ tables, in which you can look into the figures in more detail. The open data tables can be found on the topic pages. Additionally, the website has a tool to quickly compare Utrecht health figures from various districts and years. It shows all information you selected in a single overview.
See other publications or links if you want to know more
Supplementary research reports are provided under the header ‘Other publications’. Most of these reports are about in-depth research into health in Utrecht. Examples of other publications are the cartoon Dit is Utrecht Junior (This is Utrecht Junior), an infographic about health and living environment in Utrecht, neighbourhood explorations, and fact sheets of ‘Meetellen in Utrecht’ (Inclusion in Utrecht). Websites of other organisations that are active in the fields of health and health surveys are provided under the header ‘Links’.
You can stay informed in several ways
If you want to be kept informed of the latest news about the health of Utrecht residents, please register for the newsletter or follow us on Twitter. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to receive a notification whenever new information is published on this website (currently only available in Dutch).