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 Crude birth rate (0/00) Births, deaths and life expectancy Live births to teenage mothers (number) Births, deaths and life expectancy Live births to 35+ mothers (number) Births, deaths and life expectancy Live births to 40+ mothers (number) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death All causes of death (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Malignant neoplasms (per 10 000 of the population) 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 Road accidents, relative (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Road accidents (number) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Suicide, self-inflicted injury, relative (per 10 000 of the population) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death Suicide and self-inflicted injury (number) Births, deaths and life expectancy Some causes of death COVID19 (coronavirus disease 2019) (per 10 000 of the population) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Injury, poisoning, other external causes (per 10 000 of the population)
2021 10.2 . . . 97.5 25.7 21.3 5.8 2.8 0.3 559 1.1 1,861 11.2 .
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.
Crude birth rate
Live born children per thousand of the average population.
Live births to teenage mothers
Live born children to mothers younger than 20 years at the infant's birth.

Mother’s age (exact):
The number of whole years that have passed since the mother's date of birth.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Live births to 35+ mothers
Live born children to mothers aged 35 years or older at the infant's birth.

Mother’s age (exact):
The number of whole years that have passed since the mother's date of birth.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
Live births to 40+ mothers
Live born children to mothers aged 40 years or older at the infant's birth.

Mother’s age (exact):
The number of whole years that have passed since the mother's date of birth.

Live born child:
A baby showing some sign of life after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy.
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.
All causes of death
Total of all causes of death.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: A00-Y89;
ICD-9: 001-E999;
ICD-8: 000-E999.
Malignant neoplasms
Malignant neoplasms, cancer.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: C00-C97;
ICD-9: 140-208;
ICD-8: 140-209.
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
Road accidents, relative
Road accidents.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: See table explanation for a link to the complete list of 4-digit codes.
ICD-9: E810-E819, E826-E829;
ICD-8: E810-E819, E825-E827, E940-E941
Road accidents
Road accidents.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: See table explanation for a link to the complete list of 4-digit codes.
ICD-9: E810-E819, E826-E829;
ICD-8: E810-E819, E825-E827, E940-E941
Suicide, self-inflicted injury, relative
Suicide and self-inflicted injury.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: X60-X84;
ICD-9: E950-E959;
ICD-8: E950-E959.
Suicide and self-inflicted injury
Suicide and self-inflicted injury.
ICD-codes:
ICD-10: X60-X84;
ICD-9: E950-E959;
ICD-8: E950-E959.
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
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.
Injury, poisoning, other external causes
Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 800-999
ICD-10: S00-T98.