Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; from 1900

Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; from 1900

Periods Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Mumps (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Typhoid (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Diphtheria (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Hepatitis A (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Whooping Cough (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Legionnaires' disease (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Malaria (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Measles (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Meningococcal disease (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Paratyphoid B (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Polio (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Q Fever (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Rubella (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Shigella (number of notifications) Health status Occurrence of infectious diseases Notifiable infectious diseases Tuberculosis (number of notifications) Use of health care services Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Diseases of the nervous system (admissions per 10 000 of the population)
2022 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table presents a wide variety of historical data in the field of health, lifestyle and health care. Figures on births and mortality, causes of death and the occurrence of certain infectious diseases are available from 1900, other series from later dates.
In addition to self-perceived health, the table contains figures on infectious diseases, hospitalisations per diagnosis, life expectancy, lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity, and causes of death. The table also gives information on several aspects of health care, such as the number of practising professionals, the number of available hospital beds, nursing day averages and the expenditures on care.
Many subjects are also covered in more detail by data in other tables, although sometimes with a shorter history. Data on notifiable infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS are not included in other tables.

Data available from: 1900

Status of the figures:
Most figures are definite.
Figures are provisional for the last year reported for:
- Hospital admissions;
- Quantitative hospital data;
- Health professions;
- Causes of death.
Figures are (revised) provisional for the last three years reported for:
- expenditures on care.
Due to 'dynamic' registrations, figures for infectious diseases remain provisional.

Changes as of 14 July 2022:
- For each series the most recent available figures have been added.
- For health care expenditure, the volume index series with reference year 2010 has been replaced for a new series with reference year 2015.

When will new figures be published?
December 2023

Description topics

Health status
Health as perceived by the person him/herself as well as health as
assessed by medical professionals; the latter in terms of occurrence of
notifiable infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, use of medication, and private
sector sickness absence.
Occurrence of infectious diseases
Some notifiable infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS.
Notifiable infectious diseases
Infectious diseases that are required under the Public Health Act to be
reported to the Area Health Authority.
The table includes only infectious diseases:
- for which data are available for more than 20 years,
- with at least more than 100 cases in one year of observation,
- for which all the figures refer to (more or less) the same disease
- for which figures give an overall impression of the absolute extent,
trends and outbreaks.
Mumps
Epidemic parotitis.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 072;
ICD-10: B26.
The notification requirement was abolished in 1999, but was reinstated in
December 2008 .
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1987.
Typhoid
Figures for 1900-1929 include paratyphoid B. From 1930 onwards separate
figures are presented for paratyphoid B.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 002.0;
ICD-10: A01.0.
Notification requirement since 1872.
Diphtheria
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 032;
ICD-10: A30.
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1957.
Notification requirement since 1872.
Hepatitis A
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 070.1;
ICD-10: B15.
Notification requirement since 1950.
Whooping Cough
Pertussis.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 033.0, 033.1 en 033.9;
ICD-10: A37.0, A37.1 en A37.9.
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1957.
Notification requirement since 1975.
Legionnaires' disease
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 482.8;
ICD-10: A48.1.
Notification requirement since 1987.
Malaria
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 084;
ICD-10: B50-B54.
Notification requirement since 1940.
Measles
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 055;
ICD-10: B05.
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1976.
Notification requirement since 1975.
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia: systemic
infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 036;
ICD-10: A39.
Meningococ subtype C included in the National Vaccination Programme since
2002.
Paratyphoid B
Figures for 1900-1929 include paratyphoid B. From 1930 onwards separate
figures are presented for paratyphoid B.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 002.2;
ICD-10: A01.2.
Notification requirement since 1928.
Polio
Poliomyelitis.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 045;
ICD-10: A80.
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1957.
Notification requirement since 1923.
Q Fever
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 083.0;
ICD-10: A78.
Notification requirement since 1975.
Rubella
German measles.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 056 en 771.0;
ICD-10: B06 en P35.0.
Included in the National Vaccination Programme since 1974.
Notification requirement since 1950.
Shigella
Bacillary dysentery.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 004;
ICD-10: A03.
Notification requirement since 1873.
Tuberculosis
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 010-018;
ICD-10: A15-A19.
Notification requirement since 1980. As the tuberculosis
database is dynamic (expanding), the number of diagnoses for recent years
must be treated as provisional figures.
Use of health care services
Contacts with health professionals and hospital admissions.
Hospital admissions by some diagnoses
Overnight admissions to general and university hospitals and hospitals specialising in one type of disease. Admissions are included if the date of discharge is within the year under review. Starting 2013, one-day admissions are counted only in case of death of the patient or transport to an other hospital.

Diagnoses are recorded according to the 'International Classification of Diseases'. Up to 2013 version 9 was used (ICD-9-CM), From 2013 onwards version 10 (ICD-10) is used.

Diagnoses are classified according to the International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT). Categories are definied slightly different using ICD-9 (up to 2013) or ICD-10 (from 2013).

Figures on diagnoses refer to the principal diagnosis registered at each admission, as indicated at discharge form the hospital.

The figures are expressed per 10 000 of the population in the year under review.
Diseases of the nervous system
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 320-359, 435
ICD-10: G00-G99.
From 2013 onwards ISHMT-definitions use ICD-10, resulting in inclusion of sleaping disorders in disdases of the nervous system.