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Health Status and Health Service Utilisation: QNHS, Quarter 3 2007


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Subject Keywords: Health services
Topic: Burden
Chronic Conditions
Musculoskeletal condition
Chronic Conditions
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

In the third quarter of 2007 an estimated 27% of persons aged 18 years and over indicated that they had neither a medical card nor private health insurance. Of those who had some form of medical cover, 24% indicated that they had a medical card only, 44% indicated that they had private health insurance only and the remaining 5% had both a medical card and private health insurance.

The level of coverage was higher among women than men with 77% of women having either a medical card or private health insurance, compared with 69% of men. This was particularly the case for those with a medical card only with 28% of women falling into this category compared with 19% of men.

The proportion of adults without any medical cover decreases with age with 44% of persons in the 18-24 age group having no medical cover compared with just 1% among those aged 70 and over.



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Suggested citation:

Central Statistics Office (CSO). (2008) Health Status and Health Service Utilisation: QNHS, Quarter 3 2007 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 25th August 2019].


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