Lifestyle, preventive screening; sex,age; 2010-2013

Lifestyle, preventive screening; sex,age; 2010-2013

Sex Age category Type of figure Periods Smoking, 12 years or over Smokers Smokers (%) Smoking, 12 years or over Smokers Daily smokers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older Heavy drinker (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older Excessive drinker (%) Height and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Underweight (%) Height and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Normal weight (%) Height and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Degree of overweight Moderately overweight (%) Height and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Degree of overweight Seriously overweight (%) Use of contraceptive pill,16 to 49 years (%)
Total Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 23.2 17.8 12.4 8.2 2.5 55.9 31.5 10.1 37.4
Total 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . . . 7.7 80.1 9.4 2.8 .
Total 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 2.2 0.8 1.7 0.2 3.3 84.8 10.2 1.7 .
Total 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 22.4 13.9 18.1 7.3 5.4 83.6 8.8 2.1 59.6
Total 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 33.6 22.4 19.9 9.5 4.0 70.0 20.3 5.7 54.6
Total 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 27.9 19.9 11.4 6.0 2.2 54.2 33.4 10.1 30.0
Total 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 26.2 21.1 12.5 7.9 1.2 49.9 37.9 11.0 22.7
Total 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 28.6 24.4 15.1 11.4 0.6 43.9 43.4 12.1 .
Total 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 22.6 19.3 12.1 11.1 1.2 42.5 41.1 15.2 .
Total 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 16.6 14.0 8.6 10.6 1.1 38.3 43.8 16.8 .
Total 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 8.8 7.4 4.4 3.4 1.2 43.8 41.1 13.9 .
Men Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 26.4 20.0 15.8 10.0 1.8 52.8 36.3 9.1
Men 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . . . 7.6 80.8 8.7 2.9
Men 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 1.9 1.4 0.0 0.0 2.6 84.7 11.7 0.9
Men 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 23.5 14.4 20.8 9.4 5.4 81.3 12.0 1.3
Men 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 39.0 25.5 27.0 14.2 2.3 70.2 22.9 4.6
Men 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 33.4 24.5 16.3 9.1 1.0 50.8 38.9 9.3
Men 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 28.7 22.8 16.6 8.8 0.7 43.1 46.2 10.0
Men 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 30.0 24.8 18.5 12.3 0.0 37.7 50.2 12.1
Men 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 24.7 21.0 12.7 10.8 0.3 38.2 47.3 14.1
Men 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 19.5 16.3 9.0 12.1 0.4 33.2 50.8 15.5
Men 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 10.1 7.9 7.2 5.6 1.1 42.7 45.3 11.0
Women Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 20.1 15.6 9.0 6.4 3.2 59.0 26.7 11.1 37.4
Women 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . . . 7.7 79.3 10.2 2.8 .
Women 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 2.6 0.3 3.3 0.4 3.9 84.8 8.8 2.5 .
Women 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 21.3 13.5 15.1 4.9 5.5 86.2 5.4 2.8 59.6
Women 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 28.0 19.2 12.5 4.8 5.7 69.9 17.6 6.8 54.6
Women 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 22.4 15.4 6.4 2.9 3.5 57.8 27.8 11.0 30.0
Women 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 23.6 19.3 8.2 6.9 1.6 56.8 29.5 12.1 22.7
Women 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 27.3 24.0 11.5 10.4 1.2 50.3 36.4 12.0 .
Women 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 20.5 17.7 11.5 11.4 2.1 46.9 34.8 16.2 .
Women 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 13.8 11.7 8.3 9.2 1.8 43.2 37.0 18.0 .
Women 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 7.9 7.0 2.4 1.7 1.3 44.6 38.1 16.0 .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides data about the lifestyle and preventive behaviour of the Dutch population. It comprises the following aspects:
- smoking
- use of alcohol
- length, weight, people who are underweight and overweight
- use of contraceptive pill
- preventive research
- influenza vaccination
- physical activity
The data are based on the Health Interview Survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands. They can be broken down by sex and age. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

Data available from 2010 up to and including 2013

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definitive.

Changes as of 22 March 2018:
None, this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable. This table has been discontinued. Figures from 2014 onwards can be found in other tables, see paragraph 3.

Description topics

Smoking, 12 years or over
The survey questions about smoking are put to persons aged 12 years or older.
Smokers
Smokers
% of persons in the population who answered 'yes' to the question: Do you smoke occasionally? Refers to persons aged 12 years or older.
Daily smokers
% of persons in the population who answered 'yes' to the question: Do you smoke every day? Refers to persons aged 12 years or older.
Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older
The survey questions about alcohol consumption are put to persons aged 12 years or older.
Heavy drinker
Percentage of persons who are heavy drinkers. Refers to persons aged 12 years or older. In 2010 and 2011 the definition of a heavy drinker was a person that drinks at least 6 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. From 2012 onwards there is a distinction between men and women. For men still goes that a heavy drinker is a person who drinks at least 6 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. For women goes that a heavy drinker is a person who drinks at least 4 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. Due to this change in definition the figures of 2010 and 2011 cannot be compared very well with the figures of 2012 onwards.
Excessive drinker
Percentage of persons who are excessive drinkers. Refers to persons aged 12 years or older. For 2010 and 2011 goes that an excessive drinker is a person who drinks 21 glasses of alcohol or more a week. From 2012 onwards there is a distinction between men and women. For mean goes that an excessive drinker is a person who drinks more than 21 glasses of alcohol a week. For women goes that an excessive drinker is a person who drinks more than 14 glasses of alcohol a week. Due to this change in definition the figures of 2010 and 2011 cannot be compared very well with the figures of 2012 onwards.

Height and weight
Height: respondent's reported height in centimetres without shoes. Weight: respondent's reported weight in kilogrammes without clothes. For pregnant women this refers to the weight prior to pregnancy.
Under- and overweight, 4 years or older
The body mass index (BMI) indicates whether a person is overweight or underweight; it is defined as weight (in kilogrammes) divided by the square of height (in metres). The BMI is a generally accepted indicator to determine whether an adult , aged 20 years or older, is overweight or underweight. The BMI criteria are:
Underweight: BMI < 18.5.
Normal weight: 18.5 =< BMI < 25.0.
Overweight: BMI >= 25.0
Moderately overweight: 25.0 =< BMI < 30.0.
Seriously overweight: BMI >= 30.0.
For younger persons, up tot the age of 19 years, different cut off values are being used.
Underweight
Percentage of persons older whose BMI is less than 18.5 kg/m2. Different cut off values are being used for persons under the age of 20 years. For persons younger than 18 years these values correspond with BMI-values of 17,0 kg/m2 for adults. For 18 and 19 year old persons the cut off values are being estimated by linear interpolating between the values of persons aged 17 and 20.
Normal weight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is in the range of 18,5 kg/m2 and 25,0 kg/m2. Different cut off values are being used for persons under the age of 18 years. These values correspond with BMI-values of 17,0 kg/m2 and 25,0 kg/m2 for adults.
Degree of overweight
Moderately overweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is in the range of 25,0 kg/m2 and 30,0 kg/m2. Different cut off values are being used for persons under the age of 18 years. These values correspond with BMI-values of 25,0 kg/m2 and 30,0 kg/m2 for adults.
Seriously overweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is 30.0 kg/m2 or more. Different cut off values are being used for persons under the age of 18 years. These values correspond with BMI-values of 30,0 kg/m2 for adults
Use of contraceptive pill,16 to 49 years
Percentage of women taking the contraceptive pill. The figures refer to women in the age category 16 to 49.