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

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

Periods Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Diseases of the circulatory system (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Diseases of the respiratory system (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Diseases of the digestive system (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019) (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Self-perceived health less than good (%) Health and disease Sickness absence (%) Health and disease At the general practitioner known with Digestive complaints or diseases (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease At the general practitioner known with Cardiovascular complaints or diseases (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease At the general practitioner known with Respiratory complaints or diseases (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease At the general practitioner known with Urological complaints or diseases (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Diseases of the circulatory system (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Diseases of the respiratory system (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Diseases of the digestive system (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Diseases of the genitourinary system (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019) (per 10 000 of the population) Use of health care services Individuals with supplied drugs Some groups of drugs Drugs for obstructive airway diseases (%)
2021 21.3 5.8 2.8 11.2 19.5 4.9 . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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:
- causes of death;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- profitability and operating results at institutions;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- AWBZ/Wlz-funded long term care.
Figures reported for the last two years are provisional for:
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare.
For expenditures of care, figures for 2021 are provisional; the figures for 2019 and 2020 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 14 July 2022:
More recent figures have been added for:
- crude birth rate;
- causes of death;
- life expectancy;
- self-perceived health;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- sickness absence;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- contacts with health professionals;
- youth care;
- smoking, heavy drinkers, physical activity;
- overweight;
- high blood pressure;
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- expenditures on care;
- average distance to facilities;
- profitability and operating results at institutions;
A new series was added for hospital discharges of COVID19.

Changes as of 22 December 2021:
A new series was added on COVID19 as cause of death.

Changes as of 9 June 2021:
Series on Mbo health care graduates have been replaced by series on Mbo nursing and caring graduates.
New series have been added on youth care and indications for long term care.
Series on AWBZ/Wmo-funded nonresidential care have been removed.

When will new figures be published?
New figures will be published in December 2022.

Description topics

Births, deaths and life expectancy
Crude birth rate, the number of live births to teenage mothers and older mothers, some causes of death, perinatal mortality, life expectancy and healthy life expectancy.
Some causes of death
Deaths by main primary cause of death per 10 000 of the average population.
In addition to relative figures for road traffic accidents and suicides, absolute numbers are also presented.

The basis for the classification and coding used for mortality by cause of death is the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD; World Health Organisation (WHO)), version 10.

Average population
The average population in agegroup L for year t is calculated as follows:
((Population in agegroup (L) on January 1st year t)+
(Population in agegroup (L) on January 1st year t+1))/2.
The calculation of the average of children at the age of zero years differs from this definition and has been calculated as follows:
((live births in year t)+(children aged zero years on 1 January of year t+1))/2.
Diseases of the circulatory system
Diseases of the circulatory system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: I00-I99;
ICD-9: 390-459;
ICD-8: 390-458.
Diseases of the respiratory system
Diseases of the respiratory system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: J00-J99;
ICD-9: 460-519;
ICD-8: 460-519.
Diseases of the digestive system
Diseases of the digestive system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: K00-K93;
ICD-9: 520-579;
ICD-8: 520-577
COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019)
COVID-19, total of virus identified and virus not identified
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: U07.1 and U07.2
Health and disease
Perceived health, contacts with the GP and hospital admissions for some diagnoses, sickness absence
Self-perceived health less than good
People answering 'moderate', 'poor' and 'very poor' to the question 'Generally speaking, how is your health?'. Other possible answers are 'good' or 'very good'.
At the general practitioner known with
Individuals with one or more disease episodes as registered by the general practitioner, for several diagnostic groups.
The diagnoses are coded according to the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-1).
Digestive complaints or diseases
The total of symptoms, complaints and diseases of the digestive system.
ICPC-1 codes: D01-D29, D70-D99
Cardiovascular complaints or diseases
The total of symptoms, complaints and diseases of the cardiovasular system.
ICPC-1 codes: K01-K29, K70-K99

Respiratory complaints or diseases
The total of symptoms, complaints and diseases of the respiratory system.
ICPC-1 codes: R01-R29, R70-R99
Urological complaints or diseases
Total of urological symptoms, complaints and diseases.
ICPC-1 codes: U01-U29, U70-U99
Hospital admissions by some diagnoses
Clinical and day care admissions and observations without overnight stay in general and university hospitals and two hospitals specialising in one type of disease.

Diagnoses are recorded according to the 'International Classification of Diseases'. Up to 2013 version 9 was used (ICD-9-CM), From 2013 onwards version 10 (ICD-10) is used.

Diagnoses are classified according to the International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT). Categories are definied slightly different using ICD-9 (up to 2013) or ICD-10 (from 2013).

Figures on diagnoses refer to the principal diagnosis registered at each admission, as indicated at discharge form the hospital.

The figures are expressed per 10 000 of the population in the year under review.
Diseases of the circulatory system
Diseases of the circulatory system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 390-434, 436-445, 447-459
ICD-10: I00-I99.
Diseases of the respiratory system
Diseases of the respiratory system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 034.0, 460-519
ICD-10: J00-J99.
Diseases of the digestive system
Diseases of the digestive system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 520-579
ICD-10: K00-K93.
Diseases of the genitourinary system
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 099.4, 580-598, 599.0-599.6, 599.8-599.9, 600-629, 788.0
ICD-10: N00-N99.
COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019)
COVID-19, total of virus identified and virus not identified
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: U07.1 and U07.2
Sickness absence
Sickness absence rate.
The number of days employees are absent because of illness (excluding maternity leave) as a percentage of the total number of working or calendar days.
Use of health care services
Average period of hospitalisation, supplied drugs, number of contacts with health care providers, AWBZ/Wlz- funded long term care, including persons older than 80 in the population, youth care.
Individuals with supplied drugs
The number of persons prescribed drugs that are reimbursed under compulsory health care insurance, expressed as a percentage of the total population. The total population consists of all people registered in the municipal population register (GBA) in the year under review.

Based on article codes, the drugs are classified by ATC class (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical classification system). In this WHO (World Health Organization) classification, drugs are divided into different groups according to the organ or system which they affect and/or their therapeutic and chemical characteristics.

Some groups of drugs
Drugs for obstructive airway diseases
ATC-code: R03.