Key health data and statistics form a basis for the health protection programme intended for Rijeka citizens.

The stated data is collected and processed by the Educational Public Health Institute of the Primorje – Gorski Kotar County. The data relates to 2015.

The City of Rijeka counts 128,624 (2011 census) citizens.

Basic vital statistics (births, deaths)

In Rijeka, 930 children were born altogether and three babies were stillborn. 1,742 persons died altogether, out of which two infants.

The birth rate reached 7.23, while the general mortality rate 13.54. The rate of natural movement (difference between births and deaths) was negative, and it amounted to -6.31, while the vital index 53 (ratio of births to 100 deaths).

Morbidity of citizens

The three most common diseases among Rijeka citizens were respiratory system diseases (20.85% out of the total number of diseases), circulatory system diseases (10.96% out of the total number of diseases) and the diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (10.29% out of the total number of diseases).

Mortality of citizens

Specific mortality data shows that most often causes of death of Rijeka citizens are circulatory system diseases (32.61% out of the total number of deaths), new formations (tumour cells) (28.65% out of the total number of deaths). These diseases are followed by symptoms, signs and unknown causes making up 7.58% of total citizen mortality.

Availability of health protection

In the city of Rijeka one primary care doctor (general medicine and paediatricians) cares for 1.081 citizens, but when included specialists, one doctor cares for 166 citizens (remark: most specialists cover an area that is wider than the city). One dentist of primary health care cares for 1.692 patients, while one dentist when the private sector is included, cares for 502 citizens.