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 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 Road accidents (number) 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) Births, deaths and life expectancy Life expectancy At birth, men (years) Births, deaths and life expectancy Life expectancy At birth, women (years) Births, deaths and life expectancy Life expectancy in perceived good health At birth, men (years) Births, deaths and life expectancy Life expectancy in perceived good health At birth, women (years) Health and disease Self-perceived health less than good (%) Health and disease Hospital admissions by some diagnoses Malignant neoplasms (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) Use of health care services Average period of hospitalisation (days) Use of health care services Individuals with supplied drugs Some groups of drugs Diabetes drugs (%) Use of health care services Individuals with supplied drugs Some groups of drugs Antibiotics (%) Determinants of health Smoking behaviour (12 years or older) Smokers (%) Determinants of health Heavy drinkers (12 years or older) (%) Education and labour market Physicians employed in care (aantal) Education and labour market Nurses employed in care (aantal) Expenditures on care Expenditure on care Total expenditure by care providers (billion euro)
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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:
- AWBZ/Wlz-funded long term care;
- supplied drugs;
- Hbo nursing graduates / medicine graduates (university);
- physicians and nurses employed in care;
- Mbo health care graduates;
- average period of hospitalisation;
- diagnoses known to the general practitioner;
- profitability and operating results at institutions;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy lasting at least 22 weeks (WHO);
- hospital admissions by some diagnoses.
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 22 December 2021:
More recent figures have been added for:
- AWBZ/Wlz-funded long term care;
- supplied drugs;
- persons aged 80 or older;
- causes of death;
- youth care;
- perinatal mortality at pregnancy duration at least 24 weeks.
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 the second quarter of 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 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.
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 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
Life expectancy
The number of years someone of a certain age is expected to live, assuming the mortality risk remains the same.
At birth, men
At birth, women
Life expectancy in perceived good health
The number of years a person can expect to live in perceived good health, assuming the mortality risk and risks for good/poor health remain the same.

People are considered healthy when answering 'good' or 'very good' to the CBS Health Survey question 'How is your health in general?' .
At birth, men
At birth, women
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'.
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.
Malignant neoplasms
Malignant neoplasms, cancer.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 140-208
ICD-10: C00-C97.
Diseases of the circulatory system
Diseases of the circulatory system.
ICD-codes:
ICD-9: 390-434, 436-445, 447-459
ICD-10: I00-I99.
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.
Average period of hospitalisation
Number of nursing days in a given period divided by the number of patients admitted.
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
Diabetes drugs
ATC-code: A10.
Antibiotics
Antibacterials for systemic use, antibiotics
ATC-code: J01.
Determinants of health
Determinants of health: factors influencing health.

Data on smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, obesity and high blood pressure, derived from the CBS Health Survey.
Smoking behaviour (12 years or older)
Data on smoking behaviour refer to persons of age 12 years and over.
Smokers
Percentage of persons in the population who answered 'yes' to the question: 'Do you smoke occasionally?'.
Heavy drinkers (12 years or older)
Percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who are heavy drinkers. Up to 2012 the definition of a heavy drinker was a person that drinks at least 6 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. From 2012 onwards there is a distinction between men and women. For men still goes that a heavy drinker is a person who drinks at least 6 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. For women goes that a heavy drinker is a person who drinks at least 4 glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. Due to this change in definition the figures of before 2012 and from 2012 onwards cannot be compared very well.
Education and labour market
Physicians employed in care
Qualified medically trained physicians and medical specialists registered in the BIG register (the Dutch central register of specific health care professions), who are employed in the Dutch care sector; resident in the Netherlands or abroad.

Dutch care sector
Organisations with a code in the Statistics Netherlands' Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SBI) starting with 85 (SBI 1993) or 86, 87 or 88 (SBI 2008).
Nurses employed in care
Qualified nurses registered in the BIG register (the Dutch central register of specific health care professions), who are employed in the Dutch care sector; resident in the Netherlands or abroad.


Dutch care sector
Organisations with a code in the Statistics Netherlands' Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (SBI) starting with 85 (SBI 1993) or 86, 87 or 88 (SBI 2008).
Expenditures on care
Expenditure on care
Expenditure on health and social care including child care, by type of supplier. All activities within the area of health and social care are considered, irrespective of whether it concerns a major or minor activity of the economic units. These figures refer to a broader definition than internationally used in the System of Health Accounts, that refers to health care including long term nursing care (health).
Total expenditure by care providers
Total expenditure on all providers of health and social care.