Health, lifestyle, use of medical facilities; 2000-2009

Health, lifestyle, use of medical facilities; 2000-2009

Characteristics users Type of figure Periods Health and disorders Generic health indicator Separate items SF-12 Less careful when active: mentally (%)
Total characteristics users Numbers 2009 10.4
Total characteristics users Standard errors 2009 0.4
Men Numbers 2009 8.4
Men Standard errors 2009 0.5
Women Numbers 2009 12.2
Women Standard errors 2009 0.6
Age cat. 2: 0-14 yrs Numbers 2009 5.6
Age cat. 2: 0-14 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.5
Age cat. 2: 15-24 yrs Numbers 2009 9.7
Age cat. 2: 15-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.1
Age cat. 2: 25-44 yrs Numbers 2009 10.2
Age cat. 2: 25-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.7
Age cat. 2: 45-64 yrs Numbers 2009 11.0
Age cat. 2: 45-64 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.7
Age cat. 2: 65 yrs and older Numbers 2009 11.1
Age cat. 2: 65 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 1.0
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 0-14 yrs Numbers 2009 5.0
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 0-14 yrs Standard errors 2009 2.0
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 15-24 yrs Numbers 2009 9.5
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 15-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.6
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 25-44 yrs Numbers 2009 8.4
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 25-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.9
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 45-64 yrs Numbers 2009 9.1
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 45-64 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.9
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 65 yrs and older Numbers 2009 7.3
Age cat. 5 x sex: men 65 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 1.2
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 0-14 yrs Numbers 2009 6.3
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 0-14 yrs Standard errors 2009 2.2
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 15-24 yrs Numbers 2009 9.9
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 15-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.5
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 25-44 yrs Numbers 2009 11.8
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 25-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.0
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 45-65 yrs Numbers 2009 12.9
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 45-65 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.0
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 65 yrs and older Numbers 2009 14.3
Age cat. 5 x sex: women 65 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 1.4
Age cat.1: 0-11 yrs Numbers 2009 .
Age cat.1: 0-11 yrs Standard errors 2009 .
Age cat. 1: 12-17 yrs Numbers 2009 5.7
Age cat. 1: 12-17 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.1
Age cat. 1: 18-24 yrs Numbers 2009 11.4
Age cat. 1: 18-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.4
Age cat. 1: 25-34 yrs Numbers 2009 11.1
Age cat. 1: 25-34 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.1
Age cat. 1: 35-44 yrs Numbers 2009 9.5
Age cat. 1: 35-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.9
Age cat. 1: 45-54 yrs Numbers 2009 12.0
Age cat. 1: 45-54 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.0
Age cat. 1: 55-64 yrs Numbers 2009 10.0
Age cat. 1: 55-64 yrs Standard errors 2009 0.9
Age cat. 1: 65-74 yrs Numbers 2009 8.4
Age cat. 1: 65-74 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.1
Age cat. 1: 75 yrs and older Numbers 2009 15.2
Age cat. 1: 75 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 1.7
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 0-11 yrs Numbers 2009 .
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 0-11 yrs Standard errors 2009 .
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 12-17 yrs Numbers 2009 4.5
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 12-17 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.4
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 18-24 yrs Numbers 2009 12.1
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 18-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 2.1
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 25-34 yrs Numbers 2009 9.8
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 25-34 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.5
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 35-44 yrs Numbers 2009 7.4
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 35-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.2
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 45-54 yrs Numbers 2009 10.0
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 45-54 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.3
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 55-64 yrs Numbers 2009 8.1
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 55-64 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.2
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 65-74 yrs Numbers 2009 5.3
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 65-74 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.3
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 75 yrs and older Numbers 2009 10.8
Age cat. 4 x sex: men, 75 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 2.3
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 0-11 yrs Numbers 2009 .
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 0-11 yrs Standard errors 2009 .
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 12-17 yrs Numbers 2009 6.9
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 12-17 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.7
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 18-24 yrs Numbers 2009 10.8
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 18-24 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.9
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 25-34 yrs Numbers 2009 12.2
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 25-34 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.6
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 35-44 yrs Numbers 2009 11.5
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 35-44 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.4
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 45-54 yrs Numbers 2009 14.0
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 45-54 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.5
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 55-64 yrs Numbers 2009 11.9
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 55-64 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.4
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 65-74 yrs Numbers 2009 11.3
Age cat. 4 x sex: women, 65-74 yrs Standard errors 2009 1.7
Age cat 4 x sex: women, 75 yrs and older Numbers 2009 18.4
Age cat 4 x sex: women, 75 yrs and older Standard errors 2009 2.4
Health insurance fund Numbers 2009
Health insurance fund Standard errors 2009
Private health insurance Numbers 2009
Private health insurance Standard errors 2009
Level of ed.: primary education Numbers 2009 11.7
Level of ed.: primary education Standard errors 2009 1.0
Level of ed.: pre-vocational education Numbers 2009 12.9
Level of ed.: pre-vocational education Standard errors 2009 1.2
Level of ed.: junior gen. sec. education Numbers 2009 10.6
Level of ed.: junior gen. sec. education Standard errors 2009 1.3
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table provides data about the health, lifestyle and medical and use of medical care of the Dutch population.
The data are based on the Health Interview Survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

Data available from 2000 till 2009.

Changes as of 8 June 2018:
The table has been stopped per 8th of June 2018.

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definitive.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

Description topics

Health and disorders
Generic health indicator
Generic health indicator for adolescents and adults. The figures refer to
the so-called 'Short Format 12' (SF-12). The SF-12 is a frequently used
international standard which was developed in the United States in 1995 by
Ware et al. The SF-12 consists of 12 multiple choice questions, selected
from the more comprehensive international standard SF-36. The Dutch
version of the SF-12 only interviews persons in the age category 12 years
and older in the written part of the 'Health and Labour' module. The
questions refer to various aspects of health. Seven questions refer to
physical and social behaviour and physical and emotional limitations. Four
questions refer to mental health (2 questions), vitality and pain. One
question refers to the perceived general state of health. The SF-12
provides an overall picture of the general state of physical and mental
health of the respondents.
Physical and mental norm score.
The overall physical and mental health indicators refer to a weighted
combination of the answers to all 12 underlying questions. The physical
and mental indicators are weighted differently. The basis for the weights
is the average state of health of the American population. The average
physical and mental health of the American population is 50. Thus, a score
under 50 indicates a poor health compared to the American population,
whereas a score above 50 indicates that the health of a particular
population is better than the average health of the American reference
population. The mental health of the Dutch population turns out to be
slightly above 50. The various groups referred to in the tables can also
be compared to each other and to the total Dutch average.
Separate items SF-12
The SF-12 questions have only recently been introduced in the Integrated
System of Social Surveys (POLS) and were incorporated in the module
'Health and Labour' in 2001.
Ware J.E., Kosinski M., Keller S.D. SF-12: How to score the SF-12
Physical and Mental Health Summary Scales. Boston, MA: The Health
Institute, New England Medical Center, Second Edition, 1995.
Less careful when active: mentally
Less careful during activities: mentally.
Question: were you less careful when at work or during other activities
than you usually are? Possible answers 'yes' or 'no'.