Denmark

National Institute of Public Health

(Staten Institut for Folkesundhed)

Tel: +45 6550 7777

Øster Farimagsgade 5 A
DK-1399 Københaven K, Denmark

Morten Grønbæk - Director

http://www.si-folkesundhed.dk

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Institute Profile

A research institute under the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, the national institute of public health employs approximately 100 people. Before January 2007, the institute was under the Danish Ministry of Interior and Health. 

The purpose of the institute is to research the health and morbidity of the Danish population and the functioning of the health care system and to trainphysicians and other public health officials. The institute's research is focused on six  programs:

  • Alcohol
  • Child health
  • Health behavior, lifestyle and living conditions, including the National Health Interview Surveys (SUSY)
  • KRAM survey (diet, tobacco, alcohol and physical activity)
  • Public health in Greenland
  • Registry-based research

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Denmark Facts

POPULATION:

5,470,000

SIZE:

43,094 sq km

GDP (USD):

$332.7 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$37,530

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Cancers
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Stroke
- Lung Disease
- Alzheimers/Dementia

INFANT MORTALITY:

3 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 77 
Female: 81

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, World Health Rankings