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11 killed on the roads in October - 10 were men
In October 2016, 11 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In October 2015, the corresponding figure was 7. 10 of the 11 were men. 17 were seriously injured, 13 of these were men.
Origin date: 15.11.2016
Falls most common work accident - Large gender disparity
The large gender disparity still holds true, with 38 fatal accidents for men and 2 for women in 2015. This may be seen in relation to the gender divide in the Norwegian labour market.
Origin date: 28.09.2016
Middle-aged perform most unpaid welfare work - Minor gender disparities
One in six people regularly provide unpaid care to elderly, sick or disabled persons.The percentage performing unpaid welfare work is approximately the same for men and women. Nevertheless, there are some differences in the type of help given.
Origin date: 15.09.2016
22 killed on the roads in July - 17 were men
In July 2016, 22 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In July 2015, the corresponding figure was 15. out of the 22 killed, 17 were men.
Origin date: 15.08.2016
16 killed on the roads in June - 13 were men
In June 2016, 16 persons were killed on Norwegian roads according to preliminary figures. In June 2015, the corresponding figure was 7. 13 were men, three women.
Origin date: 15.07.2016
8 in 10 new-borns receive home visits from the public health centres
In 2015, 83 per cent of new parents had home visits from the public health centres, and almost all infants underwent a health examination within eight weeks of birth. Health examinations for children of pre-school age and in their first year at school have nearly full coverage.
Origin date: 28.06.2016
People in Oslo are healthiest in Norway - small gender differences
The decrease in daily smoking is one example of improved health behaviour. However, other lifestyle habits are changing at a slower pace. Weight (BMI) is increasing at a country level. The gender differences are small, but whereas 23 % of Norwegian women are obese or overweight, the figure is 33% when it comes to Norwegian men.
Origin date: 20.06.2016
Young females visited their GP twice as often as young males
On average, Norwegians consulted a GP 2.6 times in 2015. Women had more visits than men, particularly young adults in the ages between 16 and 49 years, according to Statistics Norway.
Origin date: 08.06.2016
Deaths, 2015: Male life expectancy catching up
 Deaths, 2015: Male life expectancy catching up
From 2014 to 2015, life expectancy for men increased by 0.3 years, while the corresponding increase for women was just 0.05 years. As such, the gender gap decreased, and is currently 3.8 years, compared to almost 7 years in the 1980s.
Origin date: 09.03.2016
Births, 2015: Six years of decline in fertility
 Births, 2015: Six years of decline in fertility
A total of 59 100 children were born in 2015, the same as 2014. This gives a total fertility rate for women of 1.73, a decline compared with 2014. In 2009, the total fertility rate was 1.98. Since then, the fertility rate has declined.
Origin date: 09.03.2016
Minifacts about Norway 2015
Minifacts about Norway 2015
A new booklet presents key information about Norway, integrating gender statistics, in several languages.
Origin date: 29.04.2015
Gathering Nordic gender equality statistics in one place
Did you know that no Nordic parents share their parental leave more equally than the Icelandic ones? It will soon become much easier to compare gender equality statistics from the Nordic countries. The statistics offices are working together to put all data in one place.
Origin date: 24.02.2015
New edition of statistics booklet This is Norway
New edition of statistics booklet This is Norway
The booklet presents statistics on gender in Norwegian society together with a range of other a areas in a user-friendly manner.
Origin date: 05.09.2014
77 percent female students in health, welfare and sport
More than 20 percent of all students were registered in health, welfare and sport in autumn 2013. About 77 percent of these were women.
Origin date: 23.05.2014
Minifacts about Norway 2014
Minifacts about Norway 2014
A new booklet presents key information about Norway, integrating gender statistics, in several languages.
Origin date: 09.05.2014
Life expectancy is still increasing for both sexes
Life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes from 2012 to 2013. New born girls can expect to live for 83.6 years, while boys can expect to reach 79.7 years. Women are still living longer than men, but the gender gap is decreasing.
Origin date: 08.04.2014
Decrease in sickness absence
The sickness absence for both women and men decreased last year.
Origin date: 20.03.2014
Women in their 30s produce most children
According to Statistics Norway, women aged 30-34 had, for the third year in a row, the highest fertility rate in 2012.  In previous years, women aged 25-29 bore most children.
Origin date: 18.04.2013
Increase in accepted family forms
Cohabitation, gay marriage and single parents, "bonus children" and "bonus parents". New modern ways of living together do not indicate that the family is about to disintegrate. The family lives on in the best of health, but in new ways, claim the editors of a new book.
Origin date: 27.02.2013
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
Sick leave before, during and after pregnancy
A new study shows that sick leave during the pregnancy of the woman’s first child, compared with before pregnancy for the same woman, has increased substantially in Norway during the period 1995-2008.
Origin date: 23.05.2012
Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2011
The Statistical Yearbook of Norway 2011 provides statistical information about the Norwegian society on a range of fields. Many of the statistics are disaggregated by sex.
Origin date: 23.04.2012
Difference in gender for ischemic heart disease
In 2010 a total of 20 000 men and 21 500 women died. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer were the main causes of death. More men than women younger than 65 years died of ischemic heart disease.
Origin date: 14.10.2011
Increase in sickness absence
Sickness absence increased from 6.3 to 6.5 per cent from the second quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011; an increase of 2.5 per cent. Doctor-certified sickness absence for women increased from 8 to 8.3 per cent; an increase of 4.2 per cent. Doctor-certified sickness absence for men remained unchanged at 5 per cent.
Origin date: 20.09.2011
The gender gap decreases
Women still live longer than men, but the difference between the sexes is decreasing. From 2009 to 2010, life expectancy at birth increased by 0.1 years for women and 0.3 years for men, to 83.2 years for women and 78.9 for men. During the last 25 years, the life expectancy in Norway has increased by nearly 6 years for men and almost 3 years for women.
Origin date: 14.04.2011
Health
Women live longer than men, but have more illnesses and health problems than men throughout their lives. This apparent paradox can be explained by a number of factors, both biological and social.
Origin date: 11.11.2005
Suicide and suicide rate per 100 000 population, by sex and age
Origin date: 21.06.2006
Cause of death
More men than women die of accidents and suicide.
Origin date: 01.06.2006
Gender gap in life expectancy narrows
Life expectancy at birth was 83.0 years for women and 78.3 years for men. The gender gap in life expectancy in 2008 was 4.6 years in favor of women. For more than a hundred years the gender gap was between 2.5 and 3.5 years, but it increased from the middle of the 1950s towards 1980. In the first half of the 1980s it stabilized around 6.8 years. The gender gap has since then decreased gradually to the level of today.
Origin date: 27.04.2006
Increase in young women seeing a psychologist
The elderly of today are more fit than ever. There has, however, been an increase in mental health problems among young women. They are also seeking professional help for their problems.
Origin date: 07.03.2006
Smoking in Norway, 2008
The proportion of daily smokers in 2008 is 21 per cent for both men and women, compared with 23 per cent for women and 21 per cent for men in 2007. The proportion has fallen steadily over the past 10 years, and there are fewer smokers nowadays particularly among the young.
Origin date: 17.01.2006
Induced abortions by woman's age
Origin date: 2006