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 Lifestyle Use of contraceptive pill (%)
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

Lifestyle
Some factors that may influence health: smoking, drinking alcohol, being
overweight and use of the contraceptive pill.
Use of contraceptive pill
Percentage of women aged 16 to 50 years who use an oral contraceptive.
In 2017-2019: percentage of sexually active women aged 16 to 50 years who use an oral contraceptive.
Percentages of 2017-2019 therefore can not be compared to earlier years. Percentages from 2020 onwards are comparable to figures of 2016 and before.
Sexually active women are women who have had sex in the 12 monthes preceeding the interview.