Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Characteristics users 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 Percentages/numbers 2013 19.5 12.4 8.2
Total Standard errors 2013 0.5 0.4 0.3
Sex: men Percentages/numbers 2013 14.9 15.8 10.0
Sex: men Standard errors 2013 0.6 0.7 0.5
Sex: women Percentages/numbers 2013 24.1 9.0 6.4
Sex: women Standard errors 2013 0.8 0.5 0.4
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . . .
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 . . .
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 80.7 1.7 0.2
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 2.2 0.7 0.2
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 17.9 18.1 7.3
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 2.0 2.1 1.4
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 10.9 19.9 9.5
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.3 1.0
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 17.9 11.4 6.0
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.1 0.8
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.3 12.5 7.9
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.1 1.0 0.8
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 14.1 15.1 11.4
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.5 1.4
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.8 12.1 11.1
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.1 1.0
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 15.5 8.6 10.6
Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.1 1.2
Age: 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 28.8 4.4 3.4
Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 2.1 1.0 0.9
Single; < 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 8.2 27.7 12.7
Single; < 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 2.2 1.7
Single; 40 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 14.8 14.5 10.1
Single; 40 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.7 1.7 1.5
Single; >= 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 30.6 6.9 4.8
Single; >= 65 years Standard errors 2013 2.3 1.3 1.1
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/numbers 2013 65.8 0.0 0.0
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 5.4 0.0 0.0
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/numbers 2013 15.8 13.9 0.9
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 3.4 3.3 0.9
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/numbers 2013 58.1 5.3 1.8
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 2.4 1.1 0.6
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/numbers 2013 15.8 23.3 12.8
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 1.9 2.2 1.7
Parent in one-parent family Percentages/numbers 2013 23.5 11.9 8.9
Parent in one-parent family Standard errors 2013 2.9 2.3 2.0
Partner in couple with child(ren) Percentages/numbers 2013 16.6 10.9 7.2
Partner in couple with child(ren) Standard errors 2013 0.9 0.7 0.6
Partner in couple no child; < 40 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 8.2 13.5 7.4
Partner in couple no child; < 40 yrs Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.8 1.4
Partner in couple no child; 40 to 65 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 14.4 12.1 10.6
Partner in couple no child; 40 to 65 yrs Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.1 1.1
Partner in couple no child; >= 65 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 13.9 7.0 9.6
Partner in couple no child; >= 65 yrs Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.0 1.1
Other, unknown Percentages/numbers 2013 29.6 17.1 8.0
Other, unknown Standard errors 2013 3.6 3.0 2.1
Background: Netherlands Percentages/numbers 2013 16.1 13.5 8.9
Background: Netherlands Standard errors 2013 0.5 0.5 0.4
Background: western Percentages/numbers 2013 17.8 10.4 8.2
Background: western Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.3 1.1
Background: 1st generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 22.3 11.6 8.5
Background: 1st generation western Standard errors 2013 2.6 2.1 1.8
Background: 2nd generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 14.8 9.6 8.0
Background: 2nd generation western Standard errors 2013 1.8 1.6 1.4
Background: non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 47.4 6.3 2.9
Background: non-western Standard errors 2013 1.9 1.0 0.7
Background: 1st generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 45.9 7.5 4.3
Background: 1st generation non-western Standard errors 2013 2.4 1.3 1.0
Background: 2nd generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 50.3 3.9 0.0
Background: 2nd generation non-western Standard errors 2013 3.3 1.3 0.0
Education level: primary Percentages/numbers 2013 35.3 13.4 9.9
Education level: primary Standard errors 2013 2.2 1.7 1.4
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Percentages/numbers 2013 22.6 12.5 7.0
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.1 0.9
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Percentages/numbers 2013 14.7 12.5 9.4
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Standard errors 2013 0.8 0.7 0.6
Education level: hbo Percentages/numbers 2013 9.8 10.8 8.0
Education level: hbo Standard errors 2013 0.9 1.0 0.9
Education level: university Percentages/numbers 2013 6.3 10.3 8.9
Education level: university Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.3 1.2
Education level: unknown Percentages/numbers 2013 33.8 6.4 6.2
Education level: unknown Standard errors 2013 4.4 2.3 2.4
Standardised income: 1st 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 30.3 14.7 7.5
Standardised income: 1st 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.6 1.3 0.9
Standardised income: 2nd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 26.4 10.8 5.8
Standardised income: 2nd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.0 0.7
Standardised income: 3rd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 21.1 10.9 7.3
Standardised income: 3rd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.1 0.9 0.7
Standardised income: 4th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 15.9 13.5 8.5
Standardised income: 4th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 0.9 0.9 0.7
Standardised income: 5th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 12.2 12.5 10.5
Standardised income: 5th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 0.8 0.8 0.8
Wealth: 1st 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 17.6 12.6 7.2
Wealth: 1st 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.1 1.0 0.8
Wealth: 2nd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 30.6 12.2 6.6
Wealth: 2nd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.1 0.8
Wealth: 3rd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 20.8 11.7 7.6
Wealth: 3rd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.0 0.8
Wealth: 4th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 17.7 13.8 8.7
Wealth: 4th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 1.0 0.9 0.7
Wealth: 5th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 14.8 11.7 10.0
Wealth: 5th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 0.9 0.9 0.8
Prosperity: 1st 20% group Percentages/numbers 2013 28.7 16.6 8.6
Prosperity: 1st 20% group Standard errors 2013 2.3 1.9 1.4
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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

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.