This is the state of health of Spanish cities according to DKV.

This is the state of health of Spanish cities according to DKV.

VAT presented the results II Cities Health Index In the report conducted with IdenCity consultancy, Urban environments of 53 cities Based on the World Health Organization’s definition of health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being that must be understood beyond the absence of disease”.

Conscious of this definition, the index is structured as follows: 5 analysis dimensions: population health, environment, socioeconomic and working conditions, community and health services.

The results of this second edition are slight recovery of Spanish cities Identifying an increase in the assessment of not only health services but also the environment, socioeconomic conditions and community networks towards the consolidation of healthier environments, all of which are considered determinants of health. Specifically, the degree of cohesion of cities reached 72.2%, compared to 70.1% in 2021.

This overall improvement significant increase the number of areas reached Compliance rating of over 70%going From 27 cities to 42 in 2021 In particular, the cities that present a greater increase in the degree of compatibility between editions are Granada, Barcelona, ​​Vitoria and A Corua. Of these, Granada and Barcelona manage to rank among the five cities with the best scores in the second edition of the index. Likewise, 8 cities have scores above 75%: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Seville, Granada, Pamplona, ​​Alcobendas (Madrid), A Corua and Salamanca. No city had achieved this value in the previous edition.

size ‘Environment’ It offers the biggest improvement between the two versions – focusing on the environment, mobility, housing and facilities assessment – ​​with 44 cities out of 52 assessed improving their performance in this dimension, leading to an improvement in average compliance. cities increased from 62% to 67.6%. A Corua, Granada and Melilla are the 3 cities that experienced the biggest increase. Likewise, it should be noted that 5 regions have a degree of cohesion of over 75%: Vitoria, Salamanca, Barcelona, ​​Cádiz and Madrid.

On the other hand, the size ‘Health Service’Analyzing health prevention and promotion activities and existing health services in each region, it remains the dimension of the index with the greatest opportunity for improvement, with an average of 60.5% compliance. Despite having the lowest average value in 2022, the average compliance achieved represents a slight improvement over the 2021 results (58.2% on average), with prevailing challenges in terms of resource availability. hospital resources, particularly in terms of bed availability, ambulance services and advanced medical equipment. However, within the group of cities analyzed, regions with greater than 75% concordance were identified, with an emphasis on Seville, Pamplona, ​​and Granada.

size ‘Society’ focuses on the analysis of interactions occurring in society and focuses its assessment on two aspects: safety and community and family networks. It is positioned as the size with the best average rating among editions, reaching an average of 88% in 2022, mainly due to its low crime levels, representing a moderate improvement compared to the average of 85.8% reached in 2021. This is the case in 46 of the 53 regions analyzed in the index, as it is the only country where individual results above 85% are observed.

size ‘Socioeconomic and working conditions’It is the least improved dimension among editions, focusing on assessing the quality and security of employment as well as financial stability. The 2022 results, with an average of 73.7%, represent minimal variation from 2021 (73.3% on average). Despite this, regions with significant improvements were identified: Soria, Huesca, Vitoria, Pamplona and Teruel. Also, Soria and Pamplona manage to position themselves among the top 5 cities with scores above 75%.

Finally, the size ‘population health’It is just one of five areas of analysis in which it is observed, examining the general health status of the population through the analysis of death, illness and healthy behavior of citizens in each region. Slightly declining recession with average results rising from 73.4% in 2021 to 73.3% in 2022. affect the health of the population.

The promotional action of the project took place with the participation of the participants. Michael GarciaDKV Communications and Responsible Business Director; Jordi Hereuformer mayor of Barcelona and president of Idencity; Odile Rodriguez de la Fuentescience communicator; Silvia Donoso, anthropologist, gender specialist; Y cherry seaHe is in charge of the project at Idencity.

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