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.
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

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.
Injury, poisoning, other external causes
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 800-999
ICD-10: S00-T98.
Compl. surg. medical care, n.e.c.
Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 996-999
ICD-10: T80-T88.
Factors influencing health status
Factors influencing health status and contact with health services.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: V01-V82
ICD-10: Z00-Z99.
Other care (e.g. radio and chemother.)
Other medical care (including radiotherapy and chemotherapy sessions).
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: V07.1, V58
ICD-10: Z51.
Care supply
Quantitative data on hospitals, health professionals and costs of care.
Expenditures on care
Expenditure on health and social care including child care, in current and constant prices. All activities within the area of health and social care are considered, irrespective of whether it concerns a major or minor activity of the economic units. These figures refer to a broader definition than internationally used in the System of Health Accounts, that refers to health care including long term nursing care (health).
Expenditure in current prices
The expenditure is expressed in euros of the year under review. In this
way the series gives the development of the value of the expenditure.
Care expenditure index, constant prices
The expenditure is expressed in euros as if no price changes have taken place compared with the base year. The base year for this series is 2010.In this way the series gives an estimate of the 'real' development, or the development in quantities or volume.
Care expenditure per capita
Total expenditure on care, per capita.
Costs as a percentage of the GDP
Total expenditure on care expressed as a percentage of the gross domestic
product (GDP).