Mortality; key figures

Table description


This table includes key figures on mortality in the Dutch population broken down by gender.
The figures include totals and ratios of deceased persons, infant mortality, mortality in babies younger than 4 weeks and perinatal mortality (after a gestation period of 24 weeks or more and after a gestation period of 28 weeks or more). The table also presents figures on life expectancy at birth and average age at death.

For additional information on Mortality the reader is referred to the Dutch tables.

Data available from: 1950

Status of the figures:
All data recorded in this publication are final data.

Changes as of 22 September 2021:
- Data of 2020 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the fourth quarter 2022 final figures of 2021 will be published.

Description topics

Standardised mortality
Death rate calculated in a given period in such a way that the influence of the age and sex differences in the composition of the population on mortality is eliminated.
The standard population is defined as the average population by age and sex of the Netherlands in 1990.
Infant mortality
The number of live-born children who died before their first birthday.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Infant mortality, relative
Infant mortality per 1,000 live born children.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Perinatal mortality (24+)
The total number of still born children plus babies who died within a
week after birth.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 24 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (24+), relative
Perinatal mortality per 1,000 live born children plus stillborn children.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 24 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (28+)
The total number of still born children plus babies who died within a week after birth.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 28 weeks who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.
Perinatal mortality (28+), relative
Perinatal mortality per 1,000 live born children plus stillborn children

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.

Still born child:
Baby born after a pregnancy lasting at least 28 weeks who showed no sign
of life after birth such as breathing, activity of the heart or muscles.