More than 5.3 million residents aged 15 years and over mentioned having at least one chronic disease in 2014, most frequently low back disorder (32.9%), high blood pressure (25.3%) and neck disorder and other chronic neck defect (24.1%).
819 thousand people aged 15 and over years (9.2%) was hospitalized as an inpatient in the 12 months prior to the interview.
In the same period, about 6.7 million people visited a family doctor and 4.3 million reported having had appointments with medical specialists. In turn, 4.3 million people visited a dentist.
In 2014 more than half (4.5 million) of the population aged 18 and over was overweight (36.4%) or obese (16.4%).
The majority of the population aged 15 and over (5.8 million) did not carry out a physical activity regularly, while 15.4% reported practising sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) physical activities one to two days a week.
2.5 million people aged 15 and over walked every day, while only 75 thousand bicycled in their daily transportations.
70.8% of the population aged 15 years and over reported eating fruit every day, and 55.1% vegetables or salads.
Around 1.5 million people smoked daily, with an average of 14 cigarettes per day. Regular smokers recorded a ratio of 1.9 men for each woman.
More than 1/3 of people aged 15 years and over having drunk alcoholic beverages at least once within 12 months prior to the interview (2.1 million) did it on a daily basis: 45.0% men and 20.7% women.