Caribbean NL: lifestyle; personal characteristics

Caribbean NL: lifestyle; personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Type of figure Carribean Netherlands Periods Alcohol consumption Guideline alcohol use (%) Use of contraceptive pill, 15-49 years (%)
Total persons Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 61.3 29.3
Total persons Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 52.6 23.0
Total persons Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 84.3 38.1
Total persons Percentage/average Saba 2021* 48.8 30.9
Total persons Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 2.7 4.7
Total persons Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 3.8 5.9
Total persons Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 3.5 8.5
Total persons Reliability margin Saba 2021* 6.6 12.3
Sex: male Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 49.9 .
Sex: male Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 40.4 .
Sex: male Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 75.1 .
Sex: male Percentage/average Saba 2021* 36.6 .
Sex: male Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 3.9 .
Sex: male Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 5.3 .
Sex: male Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 5.9 .
Sex: male Reliability margin Saba 2021* 8.9 .
Sex: female Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 73.1 29.3
Sex: female Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 65.7 23.0
Sex: female Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 93.8 38.1
Sex: female Percentage/average Saba 2021* 60.9 30.9
Sex: female Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 3.4 4.7
Sex: female Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 4.9 5.9
Sex: female Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 3.3 8.5
Sex: female Reliability margin Saba 2021* 9.2 12.3
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 73.3 20.5
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 70.2 .
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 91.8 .
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Saba 2021* . .
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 7.1 8.2
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 10.3 .
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 7.8 .
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Saba 2021* . .
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 55.7 34.6
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 49.2 26.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 79.3 46.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Saba 2021* 37.4 37.3
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 4.7 6.3
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 6.6 8.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 6.6 11.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Saba 2021* 11.2 15.9
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 58.1 20.7
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 47.0 .
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 82.2 .
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Saba 2021* 50.4 .
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 4.3 10.5
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 5.9 .
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 5.9 .
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Saba 2021* 11.5 .
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 71.9 .
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 60.1 .
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 94.2 .
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Saba 2021* 70.4 .
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 5.8 .
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 9.0 .
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 6.3 .
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Saba 2021* 11.0 .
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 68.9 30.7
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 58.9 22.7
Level of education: Low Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 88.5 40.3
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Saba 2021* 58.8 .
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 3.5 7.3
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 5.2 9.1
Level of education: Low Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 4.0 11.8
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Saba 2021* 10.5 .
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 55.5 23.5
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 50.5 19.3
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* 78.2 .
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Saba 2021* 42.4 .
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 5.0 7.2
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 7.0 8.5
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* 8.0 .
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Saba 2021* 10.8 .
Level of education: High Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 46.0 35.9
Level of education: High Percentage/average Bonaire 2021* 38.1 .
Level of education: High Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2021* . .
Level of education: High Percentage/average Saba 2021* 44.1 .
Level of education: High Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2021* 6.6 10.7
Level of education: High Reliability margin Bonaire 2021* 8.4 .
Level of education: High Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2021* . .
Level of education: High Reliability margin Saba 2021* 13.2 .
Source: CBS.
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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. In 2021, the survey was conducted from October to December.

Data available from: 2013

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

Changes as of December 15th 2022
The underlying coding of region 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.
Figures for 2021 have been added, except the figures on height, weight and on underweight and overweight. From 2021 onwards, the table has been expanded with the topic of compliance with the alcohol consumption guideline.

When will new data be published?
The figures on height, weight and on underweight and overweight will be added later.
New data will be published every four years.

Description topics

Alcohol consumption
Guideline alcohol use
The percentage of persons in the population aged 15 years or older that meet the guideline on alcohol use. Since 2014, the guideline for persons who are younger than 18 years is: do not drink until you are 18 years old. Since 2015, the guideline for adults is: do not drink or at most 1 glass per day. This guideline originates from the Guidelines for Good Nutrition (in Dutch: Richtlijnen Goede Voeding) of the Dutch Health Council.
Use of contraceptive pill, 15-49 years
Percentage of women aged 15 to 49 years who use the contraceptive pill.