Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013


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.

Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Characteristics users Type of figure Periods Smoking, 12 years or overSmokersSmokers (%) Smoking, 12 years or overSmokersDaily smokers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and olderHeavy drinker (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years and olderExcessive drinker (%) Height and weightUnder- and overweight, 4 years or olderUnderweight (%) Height and weightUnder- and overweight, 4 years or olderNormal weight (%) Under- and overweight, 4 years or olderDegree of overweightModerately overweight (%) Under- and overweight, 4 years or olderDegree of overweightSeriously 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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