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 Care supply Health professions Social welfare doctors (number)
2021 .
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.
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 22 December 2021:
- For each series the most recent available figures have been added.

When will new figures be published?
December 2022

Description topics

Care supply
Quantitative data on hospitals, health professionals and costs of care.
Health professions
Until 1998, the figures refer either to the number of active professionals or to the number of registered professionals on 31 December of the year concerned, depending on the profession.

From 1999, the figures apply to qualified medically trained professionals registered in the official health professions register (BIG-register) on the reference date (last Friday in September), who are employed in the Dutch care sector or care-related activities, depending on the type of profession. They include Dutch residents and non-residents who work in the Netherlands.
Social welfare doctors
Physicians who treat medical problems related to living, housing and job situation, including occupational physicians, insurance physicians and public health physicians.

Up to 1998: the number of registered social welfare doctors.
From 1999: the number of BIG-registered social welfare doctors working in the Dutch care sector, or care-related activities.

Care-related activities:
Activities that are not officially part of the Dutch care sector, but where care professionals may be expected to be active, e.g. in education, government, or in care-related industries such as health insurance or the pharmaceutical industry.