Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

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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.

Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Type of figure Carribean Netherlands Periods Medicines% Prescribed medicines in 14 days (%) Medicines% Non-prescribed medicines in 14 days (%)
Total persons Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 31.1 20.3
Total persons Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 35.9 19.3
Total persons Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 15.8 12.3
Total persons Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 35.4 36.1
Total persons Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.2 1.9
Total persons Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 3.0 2.4
Total persons Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 3.7 3.3
Total persons Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 5.9 5.9
Sex: male Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 24.0 16.1
Sex: male Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 29.5 15.4
Sex: male Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 6.0 8.9
Sex: male Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 29.6 30.5
Sex: male Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.9 2.5
Sex: male Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 3.9 3.1
Sex: male Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 3.3 4.0
Sex: male Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 8.0 8.1
Sex: female Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 38.7 24.6
Sex: female Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 42.8 23.5
Sex: female Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 26.3 16.0
Sex: female Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 41.2 41.8
Sex: female Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 3.4 3.0
Sex: female Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.4 3.8
Sex: female Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 6.4 5.3
Sex: female Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 8.6 8.7
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 16.7 20.1
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 16.9 20.3
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* . .
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* . .
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 4.8 5.2
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 6.4 6.8
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* . .
Age: 15 to 24 years Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* . .
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 19.3 19.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 23.9 19.3
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 8.7 10.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 18.5 31.8
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 3.2 3.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.6 4.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 4.7 5.0
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 7.8 9.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 37.9 20.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 42.4 18.9
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 17.0 12.3
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 54.9 43.5
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 3.9 3.2
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 5.0 3.9
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 6.2 5.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 11.5 11.5
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 56.0 22.9
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 63.9 19.6
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 34.0 22.1
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 59.4 37.8
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 6.3 5.4
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 7.9 6.5
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 12.4 10.9
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 16.5 16.3
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 30.0 16.3
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 36.0 16.4
Level of education: Low Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 12.4 7.5
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 40.4 36.2
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 3.0 2.4
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.0 3.1
Level of education: Low Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 4.1 3.3
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 9.4 9.2
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 32.0 20.9
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 36.6 19.6
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 17.0 14.8
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 31.1 34.5
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 4.5 3.9
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 5.7 4.7
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 8.4 7.9
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 11.6 11.9
Level of education: High Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 33.1 31.6
Level of education: High Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 35.0 28.9
Level of education: High Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 28.5 30.9
Level of education: High Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 31.6 37.6
Level of education: High Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 5.3 5.2
Level of education: High Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 7.1 6.8
Level of education: High Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 13.0 13.3
Level of education: High Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 10.0 10.5
Source: CBS.
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