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

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;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- supplied drugs;
- AWBZ/Wlz-funded long term care;
- youth care;
- physicians and nurses employed in 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 2020 are provisional; the figures for 2018-2019 are revised provisional.

Changes as of 24 August:
More recent figures have been added for:
- crude birth rate;
- live births to teenage mothers;
- causes of death;
- life expectancy;
- life expectancy in perceived good health;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- persons employed in health and welfare;
- persons employed in healthcare;
- expenditures on care.

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Series on Mbo health care graduates have been replaced by series on Mbo nursing and caring graduates.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 December 2021.

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.
Perinatal mortality
The total number of still births plus babies who died within a week after birth.

Still birth:
Baby who showed no sign of life after birth such as breathing, heart/muscle activity.
Pregnancy duration at least 24 weeks
Still births after a pregnancy of at least 24 weeks plus (all) babies who died within a week after birth.
Pregnancy lasting at least 22 wks (WHO)
Perinatal mortality as defined by the World Health Organization: the total number of still births plus babies who died within a week after birth, both after a pregnancy of at least 22 weeks.