Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; key figures


This table provides an overview of the key figures on health and care available on StatLine. All figures are taken from other tables on StatLine, either directly or through a simple conversion. In the original tables, breakdowns by characteristics of individuals or other variables are possible.
The period after the year of review before data become available differs between the data series.
The number of exam passes/graduates in year t is the number of persons who obtained a diploma in school/study year starting in t-1 and ending in t.

Data available from: 2001

Status of the figures:
Most figures are definite.
Figures reported for the last year are provisional for:
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- sickness absence;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- AWBZ/Wlz/Wmo-funded long term care;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- profitability and operating results at institutions.
Figures reported for the last two years are provisional for:
- persons employed in health and welfare.
For expenditures of care, figures for 2018 are provisional; the figures for 2016-2017 are revised provisional.


Changes as of 20 December 2020:
More recent figures have been added for:
- live births to teenage mothers;
- causes of death;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy duration at least 24 weeks;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- supplied drugs;
- persons aged 80 or older;
- AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term care;
- smoking, heavy drinkers, physical activity;
- average distance to facilities;
- profitability and operating results at institutions.


Changes as of 17 April 2019:
Due to revision of figures on health expenditure the figures on total expenditure, per capita expenditure and expenditure as percentage of the GDP have been replaced from 1998 onwards. Latest insights from several statistics and sources have been used in this revision.


When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published July 2020.

Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; key figures

Periods Births, deaths and life expectancyCrude birth rate (0/00) Births, deaths and life expectancyLive births to teenage mothers (number) Births, deaths and life expectancyLive births to 40+ mothers (number) Births, deaths and life expectancySome causes of deathAll causes of death (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancySome causes of deathMalignant neoplasms (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancySome causes of deathDiseases of the circulatory system (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancySome causes of deathRoad accidents (number) Births, deaths and life expectancySome causes of deathSuicide and self-inflicted injury (number) Births, deaths and life expectancyPerinatal mortalityPregnancy duration at least 24 weeks (per 1 000 births) Births, deaths and life expectancyLife expectancyAt birth, men (years) Births, deaths and life expectancyLife expectancyAt birth, women (years) Births, deaths and life expectancyLife expectancy in perceived good healthAt birth, men (years) Births, deaths and life expectancyLife expectancy in perceived good healthAt birth, women (years) Health and diseaseSelf-perceived health less than good (%) Health and diseaseHospital admissions by some diagnosesMalignant neoplasms (per 10 000 of the population) Health and diseaseHospital admissions by some diagnosesDiseases of the circulatory system (per 10 000 of the population) Health and diseaseSickness absence (%) Use of health care servicesAverage period of hospitalisation (days) Use of health care servicesIndividuals with supplied drugsAll drugs (%) Individuals with supplied drugsSome groups of drugsDiabetes drugs (%) Individuals with supplied drugsSome groups of drugsBeta blocking agents (%) Individuals with supplied drugsSome groups of drugsAntibiotics (%) Use of health care servicesContacts with health professionalsGeneral practitioner (GP) (number) Use of health care servicesWlz/AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term carePersons aged 80 or older (number) Wlz/AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term careWlz/AWBZ-funded residential careTotal residential care (x 1 000) Wlz/AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term careWlz/AWBZ-funded residential careResidential care and nursing homes (x 1 000) Wlz/AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term careWlz/AWBZ-funded residential careCare for the disabled (x 1 000) Wlz/AWBZ/Wmo-funded long term careWlz/AWBZ-funded residential careMental health care (x 1 000) Determinants of healthSmoking behaviour (12 years or older)Smokers (%) Determinants of healthSmoking behaviour (12 years or older)Heavy smokers (%) Determinants of healthHeavy drinkers (12 years or older) (%) Determinants of healthOverweightSeriously overweight (obese) (20+) (%) Determinants of healthOverweightSeriously overweight (obese) (4-20 yrs) (%) Education and labour marketHbo nursing graduates (number) Education and labour marketMedicine graduates (university) (number) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careTotal expenditure by care providers (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careHospitals and medical specialists (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careProviders of long-term care for elderly (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careProviders of care for the handicapped (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on carePrimary care practices (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careProviders of mental health care (billion euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure on careOther care providers (billion euro) Expenditures on carePer capita care expenditure (euro) Expenditures on careExpenditure as percentage of the GDP (%) Care supplyAverage distance to facilitiesHospital (incl. outpatients clinic) (km) Care supplyCare institutions with profitability <0%Hospitals (%) Care supplyOperating result per fteHospitals (1 000 euro)
2001 12.6 3,569 4,344 87.5 23.5 29.7 996 1,473 9.2 75.8 80.7 61.8 61.6 19.2 113 168 5.5 8.2 . . . . 4.0 516,637 . . . . 33.3 9.8 13.6 9.6 2.5 2,512 2,996 50.8 12.2 9.8 4.6 4.2 3.1 16.8 3,164 10.5 . . .
2010 11.1 2,536 6,088 81.9 25.5 23.5 597 1,600 5.7 78.8 82.7 63.9 63.0 19.7 209 234 4.2 5.6 70.1 4.4 9.7 23.2 4.2 647,994 254 . . . 25.6 4.9 9.4 11.4 3.1 2,622 3,699 85.8 22.5 15.4 8.6 7.4 6.1 25.8 5,163 13.4 4.8 7 107.5
2011 10.8 2,365 6,110 81.3 25.7 22.8 654 1,647 5.5 79.2 82.9 63.7 63.3 19.9 214 240 4.2 5.3 68.7 4.5 9.8 23.2 4.3 667,547 260 148 71 26 25.6 5.1 9.4 11.4 2.7 2,480 3,741 88.1 22.6 15.9 9.0 7.8 6.4 26.3 5,279 13.6 4.8 6 106.8
2012 10.5 2,203 5,972 84.1 25.9 22.9 650 1,753 5.3 79.1 82.8 64.7 62.6 19.9 241 236 4.0 5.2 67.9 4.6 9.8 22.6 4.1 686,015 261 154 73 28 23.3 4.0 12.9 12.0 2.4 2,438 3,742 90.6 23.6 17.2 9.7 7.9 6.6 25.6 5,409 13.9 4.8 8 111.5
2013 10.2 1,901 5,668 84.1 25.2 22.9 552 1,857 5.1 79.4 83.0 64.6 63.5 19.7 237 221 3.9 5.2 66.8 4.6 9.7 21.7 4.1 702,820 249 145 74 28 23.2 3.8 12.4 11.8 2.3 2,308 3,182 91.0 24.5 17.3 9.7 7.8 6.7 24.9 5,413 13.8 4.7 12 118.3
2014 10.4 1,796 5,989 82.5 25.5 22.4 545 1,839 4.7 79.9 83.3 64.9 64.0 19.6 219 199 3.8 5.2 66.4 4.7 9.6 20.9 4.9 717,089 246 142 75 27 24.2 4.1 8.7 13.6 3.3 2,675 2,800 91.9 24.9 17.3 9.9 8.2 6.7 24.9 5,451 13.7 4.7 17 119.2
2015 10.1 1,570 5,600 86.9 26.1 23.2 579 1,871 4.6 79.7 83.1 64.6 63.2 20.5 236 203 3.9 5.2 66.3 4.7 9.5 21.2 5.0 734,976 215 132 75 7 24.6 3.8 9.5 13.7 2.8 2,875 2,722 92.3 25.6 17.2 9.5 8.3 6.3 25.4 5,450 13.4 4.6 14 126.7
2016 10.1 1,492 5,860 87.5 26.6 22.7 604 1,893 4.8 79.9 83.1 64.9 63.3 20.6 246 206 3.9 5.2 66.2 4.7 9.4 20.6 5.2 748,748 211 130 75 6 22.7 3.7 8.1 14.5 2.7 3,178 2,614 94.8 26.4 17.3 9.9 8.8 6.5 26.0 5,569 13.4 4.7 11 130.1
2017 9.9 1,410 5,866 87.7 26.2 22.3 573 1,917 4.8 80.1 83.3 65.0 63.8 20.7 245 203 4.0 5.2 65.7 4.7 9.2 19.8 5.1 764,275 211 130 75 6 21.7 3.3 8.6 14.2 2.8 4,052 2,733 97.1 26.9 18.0 10.4 9.0 6.5 26.3 5,665 13.2 4.7 14 130.5
2018 9.8 1,323 5,984 89.0 26.0 21.9 628 1,829 4.9 80.2 83.3 64.2 62.7 21.7 . . 4.3 . 65.9 4.7 9.1 19.8 5.3 778,914 212 132 75 5 21.0 3.1 8.5 15.4 2.6 4,449 2,717 100.0 27.7 19.0 10.6 9.2 6.6 26.8 5,805 12.9 4.7 12 133.6
2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 798,820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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