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

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

Sex Age category Type of figure Periods Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older Drinks no alcohol (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older Heavy drinker (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older Excessive drinker (%)
Total Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 19.5 12.4 8.2
Total Total age Standard errors 2013 0.5 0.4 0.3
Total 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . .
Total 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 . . .
Total 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 80.7 1.7 0.2
Total 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 2.2 0.7 0.2
Total 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 17.9 18.1 7.3
Total 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 2.0 2.1 1.4
Total 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 10.9 19.9 9.5
Total 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.3 1.0
Total 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 17.9 11.4 6.0
Total 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.1 0.8
Total 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.3 12.5 7.9
Total 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.1 1.0 0.8
Total 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 14.1 15.1 11.4
Total 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.5 1.4
Total 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.8 12.1 11.1
Total 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.1 1.0
Total 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.5 8.6 10.6
Total 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.1 1.2
Total 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 28.8 4.4 3.4
Total 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 2.1 1.0 0.9
Men Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 14.9 15.8 10.0
Men Total age Standard errors 2013 0.6 0.7 0.5
Men 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . .
Men 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 . . .
Men 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 80.0 0.0 0.0
Men 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 3.2 0.0 0.0
Men 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 19.3 20.8 9.4
Men 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 2.8 3.0 2.2
Men 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 10.1 27.0 14.2
Men 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 2.1 1.6
Men 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 10.5 16.3 9.1
Men 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.7 1.3
Men 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 11.5 16.6 8.8
Men 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.6 1.2
Men 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 9.3 18.5 12.3
Men 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.7 2.4 2.0
Men 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 11.1 12.7 10.8
Men 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.5 1.4
Men 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 9.2 9.0 12.1
Men 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 1.6 1.6 1.8
Men 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 16.1 7.2 5.6
Men 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 2.6 2.0 1.7
Women Total age Percentages/numbers 2013 24.1 9.0 6.4
Women Total age Standard errors 2013 0.8 0.5 0.4
Women 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . .
Women 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 . . .
Women 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 81.3 3.3 0.4
Women 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 3.0 1.4 0.5
Women 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 16.4 15.1 4.9
Women 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 2.8 2.8 1.7
Women 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 11.8 12.5 4.8
Women 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.6 1.0
Women 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 25.5 6.4 2.9
Women 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 2.0 1.2 0.8
Women 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 19.1 8.2 6.9
Women 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.7 1.2 1.1
Women 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 19.0 11.5 10.4
Women 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 2.4 2.0 1.9
Women 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 20.4 11.5 11.4
Women 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.8 1.5 1.5
Women 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 21.7 8.3 9.2
Women 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 2.2 1.5 1.6
Women 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 37.8 2.4 1.7
Women 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 2.9 1.0 0.8
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

Alcohol consumption, 12 years and older
The survey questions about alcohol consumption are put to persons aged 12 years or older.
Drinks no alcohol
Percentage of persons who do not drink alcohol at all. Refers to persons aged 12 years or older. In 2012 the phrasing of the survey question changed. In 2012 the question was: “Can you indicate which kind of alcoholic drink you occasionally drink?” The last answer category was ”I never drink”. A respondent who gave this last answer was classified as “drinks no alcohol”. From 2012 onwards the question is: “Can you indicate which kind of alcoholic drink you occasionally have been drinking in the last 12 months?” The two last answer categories were: “I used to drink alcohol, but in the last 12 months I did not drink any alcoholic drink.” “I have never drank alcoholic drinks.” A respondent who gives one of these two last answers is classified as “drinks no alcohol”. Due to these changes in de the phrasing of the question, the figures of 2010 and 2011 cannot be compared very well with the figures of 2012 onwards.
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.