Long-term illness

Illnesses for which the respondent receives regular care or for which he or she is monitored by a physician or the health care in general. It can also be a question of allergy.

Long-term here refers to a period of at least six months: the person has been bothered by the problem for at least six months at the time of interview, or it will probably continue so long that its duration will be at least six months.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1900 - 17 February 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus