Health (QNHS Module)


Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

The percentage of adults classified by type of medical cover, self-perceived health status, doctor-diagnosed health conditions, attendance at main health services, type of health consultation, public/private hospital in-patient stays, type of hospital waiting list and the length of time on hospital waiting list; the number of GP consultations, and the average number of in-patient nights. These statistics are further classified in some instances by region, sex, age group, marital status, economic status, medical cover, nationality and disability.

A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.


The CSO Quarterly National Household Survey (QNHS) special modules.


All persons aged 18 and over



Reference period

The quarter covered by the relevant QNHS survey

Start date

2001 quarter 3


Typically from 6 to 12 months after the end of the reference period


  • Region (NUTS3)
    Border; Dublin; Mid-East; Midland; Mid-West; South-East; South-West; West
  • Age
    18-24 years; 25-34; 35-44; 45-54; 55-64; 65-69; 70+ years.
  • Marital status
    Single; Married; Separated/divorced; Widowed.
  • Economic status
    In employment; Unemployed; Not economically active.
  • Medical cover
    Medical card; Private health insurance; Neither.
  • Health condition
    Angina; Anxiety (including depression); Asthma; Arthritis (osteo) ; Arthritis (rheumatoid); Back conditions (chronic); bronchitis (chronic); Cancer; Diabetes; Epilepsy; Heart attack; Heart failure; Hypertension; High cholesterol; Osteoporosis; Permanent accident or injury; Stroke; Urinary incontinence; Other; One or more health conditions.
  • Health consultation
    General practitioner; Pharmacist; Community nurse; Other.
  • Health service
    Accident and emergency; Out-patient; Day-patient; In-patient
  • Hospital waiting list type
    Out-patient; In-patient; Day care procedure/investigation; Any procedure/investigation.
  • Hospital waiting list duration
    less than 1 month; 1-3 months; 3-6 months; 6-9 months; 9-12 months; 12+ months.
  • Disability
    Yes; No.
  • Nationality
    Irish nationals; Non-Irish nationals


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