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

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

Demographic key figures
Total number of people residing in the Netherlands on 1 January, number of live born children and persons deceased.
Population on January 1
Total number of people residing in the Netherlands on 1 January. In the
population statistics compiled by Statistics Netherlands, inhabitants are
people registered in the municipal population registers.
In principle, everybody living in the Netherlands for an indefinite
period is recorded in the population register of the municipality of
residence. The population register does not include persons for whom
official exceptions are made (e.g. diplomats and NATO military
personnel), and persons residing in the Netherlands illegally.
Live born children
Baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of pregnancy
duration.
Deaths
Person declared dead by an authorized doctor. The figures refer to the
deaths of persons included in the Dutch population registers (residents),
irrespective of country of death. Non-residents who die in the
Netherlands are not included.
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.
Persons in (very) good health
People answering 'good' or 'very good' to the question 'Generally
speaking, how is your health?'. Other possible answers are 'moderate',
'bad' and 'very bad'.
Persons with complete dentures
The percentage of persons in the population aged 16 years or older with
upper and lower dentures. From 2010 these figures are no longer available.
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.