Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

Caribbean NL: medical contacts, medicines; personal characteristics

Personal characteristics Type of figure Carribean Netherlands Periods Day admissions Admissions in the last 12 months % Persons with day admission (%) Day admissions Admissions in the last 12 months Number of day admissions p. 100 persons (average) Day admissions Admissions in the last 12 months Number of day admissions p. 100 patients (gemiddeld) Day admissions Island of most recent day admission Island of residence (%) Day admissions Island of most recent day admission Other island or country (%) Medicines % Prescribed medicines in 14 days (%) Medicines % Non-prescribed medicines in 14 days (%)
Total persons Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 8.8 24.8 280.4 59.7 40.3 31.1 20.3
Total persons Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 7.4 19.5 263.6 70.5 29.5 35.9 19.3
Total persons Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 9.3 22.4 . . . 15.8 12.3
Total persons Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 13.8 48.6 . . . 35.4 36.1
Total persons Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 1.4 8.3 83.7 8.2 8.2 2.2 1.9
Total persons Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 1.6 9.4 113.6 10.5 10.5 3.0 2.4
Total persons Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 3.1 11.9 . . . 3.7 3.3
Total persons Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 4.3 33.7 . . . 5.9 5.9
Sex: male Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 8.1 16.8 207.7 65.1 34.9 24.0 16.1
Sex: male Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 8.6 20.4 . . . 29.5 15.4
Sex: male Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 4.3 4.3 . . . 6.0 8.9
Sex: male Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 11.4 19.9 . . . 29.6 30.5
Sex: male Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 1.9 7.4 78.5 11.6 11.6 2.9 2.5
Sex: male Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 2.4 11.0 . . . 3.9 3.1
Sex: male Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 3.0 3.0 . . . 3.3 4.0
Sex: male Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 5.6 16.6 . . . 8.0 8.1
Sex: female Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 9.6 33.1 344.2 55.0 45.0 38.7 24.6
Sex: female Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 6.1 18.6 . . . 42.8 23.5
Sex: female Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 14.6 41.4 . . . 26.3 16.0
Sex: female Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 16.1 77.2 . . . 41.2 41.8
Sex: female Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.1 15.2 140.2 11.4 11.4 3.4 3.0
Sex: female Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 2.2 15.5 . . . 4.4 3.8
Sex: female Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 5.3 23.7 . . . 6.4 5.3
Sex: female Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 6.4 64.9 . . . 8.6 8.7
Age: 15 to 24 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 4.4 22.5 . . . 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* 2.7 21.0 . . . 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* 7.0 17.1 . . . 19.3 19.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.9 5.4 . . . 23.9 19.3
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 7.9 13.5 . . . 8.7 10.1
Age: 25 to 44 years Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 13.1 . . . . 18.5 31.8
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.1 13.8 . . . 3.2 3.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 2.3 2.6 . . . 4.6 4.2
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 4.7 9.9 . . . 4.7 5.0
Age: 25 to 44 years Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 6.8 . . . . 7.8 9.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 11.9 30.2 253.4 66.0 34.0 37.9 20.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 11.0 24.5 . . . 42.4 18.9
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 10.6 30.5 . . . 17.0 12.3
Age: 45 to 64 years Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 19.1 60.1 . . . 54.9 43.5
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.6 13.9 102.3 11.3 11.3 3.9 3.2
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 3.2 17.2 . . . 5.0 3.9
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 5.3 24.8 . . . 6.2 5.4
Age: 45 to 64 years Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 9.2 47.3 . . . 11.5 11.5
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 9.9 31.9 . . . 56.0 22.9
Age: 65 years or older Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 8.2 38.1 . . . 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* 11.3 . . . . 59.4 37.8
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 3.9 24.2 . . . 6.3 5.4
Age: 65 years or older Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.5 36.2 . . . 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* 10.6 . . . . 16.5 16.3
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 7.6 27.6 364.6 65.1 34.9 30.0 16.3
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 5.8 19.2 . . . 36.0 16.4
Level of education: Low Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 9.7 27.9 . . . 12.4 7.5
Level of education: Low Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 11.8 . . . . 40.4 36.2
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 1.8 13.4 156.6 11.6 11.6 3.0 2.4
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 2.0 14.2 . . . 4.0 3.1
Level of education: Low Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 3.8 17.5 . . . 4.1 3.3
Level of education: Low Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 6.2 . . . . 9.4 9.2
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 7.3 15.0 . . . 32.0 20.9
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 7.3 10.0 . . . 36.6 19.6
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 5.9 . . . . 17.0 14.8
Level of education: Intermediate Percentage/average Saba 2017/2018* 8.6 . . . . 31.1 34.5
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 2.5 8.2 . . . 4.5 3.9
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 3.1 5.1 . . . 5.7 4.7
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin St. Eustatius 2017/2018* 5.6 . . . . 8.4 7.9
Level of education: Intermediate Reliability margin Saba 2017/2018* 7.0 . . . . 11.6 11.9
Level of education: High Percentage/average Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 14.3 30.1 . . . 33.1 31.6
Level of education: High Percentage/average Bonaire 2017/2018* 11.5 34.9 . . . 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* 20.2 28.0 . . . 31.6 37.6
Level of education: High Reliability margin Caribbean Netherlands 2017/2018* 4.0 17.8 . . . 5.3 5.2
Level of education: High Reliability margin Bonaire 2017/2018* 4.8 29.6 . . . 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* 8.7 17.4 . . . 10.0 10.5
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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

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.
Number of day admissions p. 100 persons
The number of day admissions in the 12 months preceding the interview, per 100 persons in the population
Number of day admissions p. 100 patients
The number of day admissions per 100 persons admitted, for all persons with at least 1 day admission in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Island of most recent day admission
Where the last day admission stay took place.
Island of residence
The last day admission took place on the person’s island of residence.
Other island or country
The last admission did not take place on the person’s island of residence but on another island or in another country.
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.