Caribbean NL: lifestyle; personal characteristics

Caribbean NL: lifestyle; personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Type of figure Periods Carribean Netherlands Smoking Behaviour Smokers (%) Smoking Behaviour Daily smokers (%) Alcohol consumption Heavy drinker (%) Alcohol consumption Excessive drinker (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight Underweight (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight Normal weight (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight Overweight (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight Degree of overweight Moderate overweight (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight Degree of overweight Severe overweight (%) Use of contraceptive pill, 15-49 years (%)
Total persons Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 15.3 10.9 9.6 5.6 . . . . . 31.3
Total persons Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.1 . . . . . 4.2
Sex: male Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 21.2 15.8 13.3 7.2 . . . . . .
Sex: male Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 2.8 2.5 2.3 1.8 . . . . . .
Sex: female Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 9.0 5.8 5.6 3.8 . . . . . 31.3
Sex: female Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands 2.0 1.6 1.6 1.3 . . . . . 4.2
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides data on lifestyle of the population of the Caribbean Netherlands aged 15 years and older in private households. It comprises the following aspects of lifestyle:
- Smoking
- Use of alcohol
- Length, weight, people who are underweight and overweight
- Use of contraceptive pill
These aspects are shown for the Caribbean Netherlands, and also for the islands of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba separately. Also breakdowns by sex, age and level of education are presented.
The research is a sample survey. This means that the figures shown are estimates for which reliability margins apply. These margins are also included in the table.
The Omnibus survey was carried out for the first time on Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius in 2013 during the month of June and the first week of July. For the second time the Omnibus survey was carried out on Bonaire during the months of October and November 2017, and on Saba and St. Eustatius in the period January to March 2018.

Data available from: 2013

Status of the data:
The figures for the most recent period are provisional.

Changes as of April 18th 2019
The underlying coding of classifications (Carribean Netherlands and Personal characteristics) used in this table has been adjusted.
It is now in line with the standard encoding defined by CBS.
The structure and data of the table have not been adjusted.

When will new data be published?
New data will be published every four years.

Description topics

Smoking Behaviour
Smokers
Percentage of persons in the population who answered ‘yes’ to the question: 'Do you ever smoke?'
Daily smokers
Percentage of persons in the population who answered ‘yes’ to the question: 'Do you smoke every day?'
Alcohol consumption
Heavy drinker
Percentage of persons in the population who are heavy drinkers. For the figures in 2013, people are classified as heavy drinkers if they drink 6 or more glasses of alcohol on one day at least once a week. For men, this standard still applies from 2017 onwards. For women, the standard for heavy drinking has changed since 2017: women are classified as heavy drinkers if they drink 4 or more glasses of alcohol in one day at least once a week. Therefore, the figures between 2013 and 2017 for women are not comparable.
Excessive drinker
Percentage of persons in the population who drink at least 21 glasses a week (men) or at least 14 glasses a week (women).
Length and weight
Under- and overweight
Under- and overweight is measured with the so-called Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is the quotient of the body weight in kilograms and the square of the length in meters [kg/m2]. For persons aged 20 years or older, the BMI is used to calculate the following weight indicators:
-  Underweight: BMI < 18,5
-  Normal weight: BMI >= 18,5 en < 25,0
-  Overweight: BMI >= 25,0
-  Moderate overweight: BMI >= 25,0 en < 30,0
-  Severe overweight: BMI >= 30,0
For persons younger than 20 years of age, different limit values apply. These values depend on sex and age. Respondents whose length and/or weight is unknown or who reported an improbable weight in relation to their length are not used for calculating the indicators. This applies to persons aged 20 years or older with a BMI lower than 14 or higher than 45, and persons younger than 20 years of age with a BMI below 10 of above 45.




Underweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is lower than 18,5 kg/m2.
For persons below age 20, different limits are used to establish underweight. For persons under 18, these limits correspond with a BMI below 17 kg/m2 in adults. For persons aged 18 and 19 years old, the BMI below which a person is considered underweight is obtained by linear interpolation between those values for individuals aged 17 and 20 years old.
Normal weight
Percentage of persons whose BMI value is between 18,5 and 25,0 kg/m2.
For persons below age 20, different lower and upper limits are used to establish normal weight. For persons under 18, these limits correspond with a BMI between 17 and 25 kg/m2 in adults. For persons aged 18 and 19 years old, the minimum BMI for which a person is said to have normal weight is obtained by linear interpolation of the values for individuals aged 17 and 20 years old.
Overweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is 25,0 kg/m2 or more.
For persons below age 18, different limits apply. These limits correspond with a BMI value of 25,0 kg/m2 in adults.
Degree of overweight
Moderate overweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is between 25,0 and 30,0 kg/m2. For persons below age 18, different limits apply. These limits correspond with a BMI value of 25,0 kg/m2 and 30,0 kg/m2 in adults.
Severe overweight
Percentage of persons whose BMI is 30,0 kg/m2 or more. For persons below age 18, different limits apply. These limits correspond with a BMI value of 30,0 kg/m2 for adults.
Use of contraceptive pill, 15-49 years
Percentage of women aged 15 to 49 years who use the contraceptive pill.