Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Characteristics users 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 Percentages/numbers 2013 23.2 17.8 12.4 8.2 2.5 55.9 31.5 10.1 37.4
Sex: men Percentages/numbers 2013 26.4 20.0 15.8 10.0 1.8 52.8 36.3 9.1
Sex: women Percentages/numbers 2013 20.1 15.6 9.0 6.4 3.2 59.0 26.7 11.1 37.4
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . . . 7.7 80.1 9.4 2.8 .
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 2.2 0.8 1.7 0.2 3.3 84.8 10.2 1.7 .
Age: 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
Age: 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
Age: 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
Age: 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
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 28.6 24.4 15.1 11.4 0.6 43.9 43.4 12.1 .
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 22.6 19.3 12.1 11.1 1.2 42.5 41.1 15.2 .
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 16.6 14.0 8.6 10.6 1.1 38.3 43.8 16.8 .
Age: 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 8.8 7.4 4.4 3.4 1.2 43.8 41.1 13.9 .
Background: Netherlands Percentages/numbers 2013 23.2 17.7 13.5 8.9 2.3 56.7 31.5 9.4 40.2
Background: western Percentages/numbers 2013 25.1 20.0 10.4 8.2 1.8 52.8 34.8 10.6 29.9
Background: 1st generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 27.2 21.5 11.6 8.5 1.9 50.9 36.2 11.1 21.6
Background: 2nd generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 23.6 19.0 9.6 8.0 1.8 54.0 33.9 10.3 36.5
Background: non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 21.9 15.8 6.3 2.9 4.1 52.6 28.9 14.4 27.6
Background: 1st generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 21.8 17.0 7.5 4.3 2.8 45.0 35.7 16.5 26.2
Background: 2nd generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 22.1 13.3 3.9 0.0 6.2 63.8 18.7 11.3 29.9
Education level: primary Percentages/numbers 2013 30.3 27.4 13.4 9.9 1.4 35.9 40.9 21.9 27.8
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Percentages/numbers 2013 26.0 22.9 12.5 7.0 1.5 40.4 41.9 16.3 31.4
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Percentages/numbers 2013 25.6 20.3 12.5 9.4 1.1 47.4 39.2 12.3 30.5
Education level: hbo Percentages/numbers 2013 20.1 13.2 10.8 8.0 1.6 54.9 36.2 7.4 31.0
Education level: university Percentages/numbers 2013 13.9 7.5 10.3 8.9 2.2 63.4 28.8 5.5 24.5
Education level: unknown Percentages/numbers 2013 23.1 20.1 6.4 6.2 3.1 39.3 39.7 17.9 .
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 a number of personal characteristics. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

This table has been stopped. From 2014 onwards a new table is started. See paragraph 3.

Data available from: 2010 up to and including 2013

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

Changes as of 5 April 2016
The figures of 2013 can now be broken down by income, wealth and prosperity.

Changes as of 8 April 2015:
The figures on physical activity have changed for the years 2012 and 2013. The calculation was not correct, causing the figures on the percentage of respondents meeting the Dutch Standard for Healthy Exercise to be too high. This was corrected.

When will new figures be published?
This table will no longer be updated. New figures can be found in table Leefstijl en (preventief) gezondheidsonderzoek; persoonskenmerken. 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.