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Other official information and services:  belgium

About one-fifth of hospital service users are between 55 and 70 years of age. There is also a peak for children aged 1 to 5 years, mainly due to higher use of ambulatory emergencies. After age 80, women have a higher total number of hospital stays due to longer life expectancy. The higher use of hospital care by women aged 20 to 40 compared to men in this age group is mainly related to childbirth.