Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; sex and age, 2010-2013

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This table provides data on contacts of the Dutch population with providers of medical care, including data on hospitalisation and the use of medicines. It covers the following aspects:

- contacts with GP
- contacts with medical specialists
- contacts with dentist
- contacts with physiotherapist/remedial therapist
- contacts with alternative healers
- hospitalisations, with and without overnight stay
- use of medicines, prescribed and non-prescribed
- satisfaction with GP, specialist, dentist, physiotherapist, hospital

The data are based on the Health Interview Survey conducted by Statistics Netherlands. They can be broken down by age and sex. The Health Interview Survey is a continuous survey. Its population consists of Dutch residents of all ages in private households.

Data available from 2010 till 2013.

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

Changes as of 7 February 2019:
The tabel is stopped.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

The questions about contacts with medical specialists were changed in 2011; therefore data for 2010 are not available.

Medical contacts, hospitalisation, medicines; sex and age, 2010-2013

Sex Age Type of figure Periods Use of medicines/food supplements % prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%) Use of medicines/food supplements % non-prescribed medicines in 2 weeks (%)
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2010 35.8 34.2
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2011 38.0 35.7
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2012 36.8 32.5
Total Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 37.0 33.4
Total Total Standard errors 2010 0.4 0.4
Total Total Standard errors 2011 0.4 0.4
Total Total Standard errors 2012 0.4 0.4
Total Total Standard errors 2013 0.4 0.4
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 15.1 43.2
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 15.3 46.7
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 15.1 40.1
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.7 38.1
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.8
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2011 1.4 2.0
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2012 1.4 1.9
Total Age: 0 to 4 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 2.0
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 14.5 27.9
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 13.9 27.5
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 14.1 26.3
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.8 26.5
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.1
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2011 0.9 1.2
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2012 0.9 1.2
Total Age: 4 to 12 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.2
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 20.1 26.9
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 17.6 26.1
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 19.0 26.5
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 14.6 28.5
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2010 1.4 1.6
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.7
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2012 1.5 1.7
Total Age: 12 to 16 years Standard errors 2013 1.4 1.8
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 16.6 27.5
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 19.2 34.7
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.6 31.5
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 20.1 33.9
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.6
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.8
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2012 1.6 1.8
Total Age: 16 to 20 years Standard errors 2013 1.6 1.8
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 20.6 34.4
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 21.8 38.4
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 22.9 34.1
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 22.7 37.6
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.1
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.2
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.1
Total Age: 20 to 30 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.2
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 25.4 38.5
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 26.7 39.7
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 23.7 35.0
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 26.2 37.2
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 1.0
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.1
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.1
Total Age: 30 to 40 years Standard errors 2013 1.1 1.2
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 33.6 34.6
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 35.9 37.5
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 32.7 33.7
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 33.0 34.2
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2010 0.9 0.9
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2011 1.0 1.0
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2012 1.0 1.0
Total Age: 40 to 50 years Standard errors 2013 1.0 1.0
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 43.0 36.9
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 45.8 38.2
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 42.8 33.1
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 42.5 35.3
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2010 1.4 1.4
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2011 1.5 1.5
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2012 1.5 1.5
Total Age: 50 to 55 years Standard errors 2013 1.5 1.5
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 54.6 34.4
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 57.8 35.7
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 55.6 33.9
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 54.7 32.1
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2010 1.1 1.0
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2011 1.1 1.1
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2012 1.1 1.1
Total Age: 55 to 65 years Standard errors 2013 1.2 1.1
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2010 65.9 34.0
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2011 72.2 31.5
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2012 67.9 28.7
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Percentages/ numbers 2013 67.6 29.3
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.3
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2011 1.3 1.3
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2012 1.3 1.2
Total Age: 65 to 75 years Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.3
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2010 78.9 35.1
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2011 81.9 33.9
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2012 81.2 32.4
Total Age: 75 years or older Percentages/ numbers 2013 81.2 32.7
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2010 1.3 1.5
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2011 1.3 1.6
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2012 1.3 1.5
Total Age: 75 years or older Standard errors 2013 1.3 1.5
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2010 33.4 28.7
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2011 34.7 29.2
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2012 32.5 26.6
Sex: men Total Percentages/ numbers 2013 33.5 28.0
Source: CBS.
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