Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Lifestyle, preventive screening; personal characteristics; 2010-2013

Characteristics users Type of figure Periods Physical activity, 12 years or older Travelling between home/work,home/school (minutes per week) Physical activity, 12 years or older Activities in school or at work (minutes per week)
Total Percentages/numbers 2013 115 1,149
Total Standard errors 2013 4 14
Sex: men Percentages/numbers 2013 119 1,358
Sex: men Standard errors 2013 6 21
Sex: women Percentages/numbers 2013 111 944
Sex: women Standard errors 2013 5 17
Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/numbers 2013 . .
Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 . .
Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/numbers 2013 312 900
Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 30 52
Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/numbers 2013 260 1,195
Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 18 54
Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/numbers 2013 165 1,650
Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 11 34
Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 77 1,591
Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 6 34
Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/numbers 2013 100 1,564
Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 7 30
Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/numbers 2013 110 1,375
Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 12 43
Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 91 1,005
Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 9 34
Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/numbers 2013 44 159
Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 8 18
Age: 75 years or older Percentages/numbers 2013 27 86
Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 8 19
Single; < 40 years Percentages/numbers 2013 140 1,658
Single; < 40 years Standard errors 2013 12 51
Single; 40 to 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 122 1,326
Single; 40 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 16 53
Single; >= 65 years Percentages/numbers 2013 29 85
Single; >= 65 years Standard errors 2013 9 21
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/numbers 2013 382 945
Child < 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 82 119
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Percentages/numbers 2013 199 1,361
Child >= 18 yrs in single parent househ Standard errors 2013 34 97
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/numbers 2013 289 1,021
Child < 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 23 48
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Percentages/numbers 2013 187 1,456
Child >= 18 yrs in two parent household Standard errors 2013 17 54
Parent in one-parent family Percentages/numbers 2013 105 1,130
Parent in one-parent family Standard errors 2013 17 68
Partner in couple with child(ren) Percentages/numbers 2013 90 1,457
Partner in couple with child(ren) Standard errors 2013 5 24
Partner in couple no child; < 40 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 119 1,889
Partner in couple no child; < 40 yrs Standard errors 2013 13 49
Partner in couple no child; 40 to 65 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 89 1,163
Partner in couple no child; 40 to 65 yrs Standard errors 2013 9 37
Partner in couple no child; >= 65 yrs Percentages/numbers 2013 41 145
Partner in couple no child; >= 65 yrs Standard errors 2013 8 17
Other, unknown Percentages/numbers 2013 164 1,161
Other, unknown Standard errors 2013 27 89
Background: Netherlands Percentages/numbers 2013 110 1,199
Background: Netherlands Standard errors 2013 4 15
Background: western Percentages/numbers 2013 91 961
Background: western Standard errors 2013 11 42
Background: 1st generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 60 753
Background: 1st generation western Standard errors 2013 11 67
Background: 2nd generation western Percentages/numbers 2013 111 1,092
Background: 2nd generation western Standard errors 2013 16 54
Background: non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 169 956
Background: non-western Standard errors 2013 17 40
Background: 1st generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 184 917
Background: 1st generation non-western Standard errors 2013 24 49
Background: 2nd generation non-western Percentages/numbers 2013 139 1,036
Background: 2nd generation non-western Standard errors 2013 13 67
Education level: primary Percentages/numbers 2013 73 597
Education level: primary Standard errors 2013 11 47
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Percentages/numbers 2013 72 721
Education level: vmbo, mbo1, avo Standard errors 2013 8 34
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Percentages/numbers 2013 95 1,174
Education level: havo, vwo, mbo Standard errors 2013 6 24
Education level: hbo Percentages/numbers 2013 74 1,406
Education level: hbo Standard errors 2013 6 33
Education level: university Percentages/numbers 2013 84 1,682
Education level: university Standard errors 2013 6 42
Education level: unknown Percentages/numbers 2013 102 736
Education level: unknown Standard errors 2013 18 79
Standardised income: 1st 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 180 881
Standardised income: 1st 20%-group Standard errors 2013 16 36
Standardised income: 2nd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 108 826
Standardised income: 2nd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 9 32
Standardised income: 3rd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 109 1,089
Standardised income: 3rd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 8 30
Standardised income: 4th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 113 1,304
Standardised income: 4th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 7 26
Standardised income: 5th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 94 1,391
Standardised income: 5th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 6 28
Wealth: 1st 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 111 1,554
Wealth: 1st 20%-group Standard errors 2013 8 31
Wealth: 2nd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 154 919
Wealth: 2nd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 13 33
Wealth: 3rd 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 118 1,149
Wealth: 3rd 20%-group Standard errors 2013 10 32
Wealth: 4th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 113 1,142
Wealth: 4th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 7 27
Wealth: 5th 20%-group Percentages/numbers 2013 91 992
Wealth: 5th 20%-group Standard errors 2013 6 28
Prosperity: 1st 20% group Percentages/numbers 2013 159 1,004
Prosperity: 1st 20% group Standard errors 2013 17 54
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

Physical activity, 12 years or older
The Short Questionnaire to Asses Health enhancing physical activity (SQUASH) is part of the Health Interview Survey. This questionnaire was developed by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). The SQUASH aims to provide a complete picture of physical activity, e.g. frequency, duration and intensity of the following types of physical activities 1 activities during travelling between home and work or home and school 2 activities at school or at work 3 domestic activities 4 sports
5 other leisure activities.
Travelling between home/work,home/school
Average weekly number of minutes of physical activity during travelling between home and work or home and school (age: 12 years or older).
Activities in school or at work
Average weekly number of minutes of physical activity during activities in school or at work (age: 12 years or older).