Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Type of figure Periods Carribean Netherlands Contact with general practitioner Contact in the last 12 months % Persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with medical specialist Contact in the last 12 months % Persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with dentist Contact in the last 12 months % Persons with at least 1 contact (%) Contact with physio-/remedial therapist Contact in the last 12 months % Persons with at least 1 contact (%) Hospital admissions with overnight stay Admissions in the last 12 months % Persons with overnight stays (%) Day admissions Admissions in the last 12 months % Persons with day admission (%) Medicines % Prescribed medicines in 14 days (%) Medicines % Non-prescribed medicines in 14 days (%)
Total persons Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 10.7 . 8.8 31.1 20.3
Total persons Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 1.5 . 1.4 2.2 1.9
Sex: male Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 8.1 . 8.1 24.0 16.1
Sex: male Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 1.9 . 1.9 2.9 2.5
Sex: female Percentage/average 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 13.4 . 9.6 38.7 24.6
Sex: female Reliability margin 2017/2018* Caribbean Netherlands . . . 2.4 . 2.1 3.4 3.0
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table provides data on health care use of the population of the Caribbean Netherlands aged 15 years and older in private households. It includes contacts with providers of medical care, hospitalisation, visits to the laboratory for blood test and the use of medicines.
It comprises the following aspects:
- contacts with general practitioner (GP)
- contacts with medical specialists
- contacts with dentist
- contacts with physiotherapist/remedial therapist
- hospitalisations, with and without overnight stay
- visits to the laboratory for blood test
- use of medicines, prescribed as well as non-prescribed
These aspects are shown for the Caribbean Netherlands, and also for the islands Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba separately. Also breakdowns by gender, 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

Contact with general practitioner
Contacts with the GP include:
- consultations at the GP’s practice,
- visits by the GP to the patient’s home,
- consultations by telephone, or
- other contacts.
Contact in the last 12 months
Contacts with GP in the 12 months preceding the interview.
  
% Persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 GP contact in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Contact with medical specialist
Contacts with a medical specialist:
- in an outpatient department,
- in a hospital department,
- in the emergency department,
- in a practice outside the hospital, or
- in a private clinic.
Contacts during hospital or day admission and contacts with a psychiatrist are not included.
Contact in the last 12 months
Contacts with a medical specialist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
% Persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 contact with a medical specialist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Contact with dentist
Visits to the dentist.
Contacts with a dental hygienist, orthodontist and dental surgeon are not included.
Contact in the last 12 months
Contacts with a dentist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
  
% Persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 contact with a dentist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Contact with physio-/remedial therapist
Contacts with physiotherapist or remedial therapist. Contacts during hospital admission (including day admission) are not included.
Contact in the last 12 months
Contacts with physiotherapist or remedial therapist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
% Persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 contact with a physiotherapist or remedial therapist in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Hospital admissions with overnight stay
Admissions to a hospital or clinic with at least 1 overnight stay.
Admissions to psychiatric hospitals are not included.
Hospital admissions related to childbirth are excluded.

Admissions in the last 12 months
Admissions to a hospital or clinic with at least 1 overnight stay in the 12 months preceding the interview.
% Persons with overnight stays
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 hospital admission for at least 1 night in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Day admissions
Hospital admissions without overnight stay, e.g. for an exploratory/keyhole surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or a planned minor surgery.
Admissions related to childbirth are excluded.
Admissions in the last 12 months
Admissions to a hospital or clinic without overnight stays in the 12 months preceding the interview.
% Persons with day admission
Percentage of persons in the population with at least 1 day admission in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Medicines
The use of medicines.
% Prescribed medicines in 14 days
Percentage of persons who took prescribed medication in the fortnight preceding the interview. The contraceptive pill and medicines prescribed during hospital or day admissions are not taken into account.
% Non-prescribed medicines in 14 days
Percentage of persons who took non-prescribed medicines or food supplements in the fortnight preceding the interview.