Health and health care; personal characteristics

Health and health care; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Chronic disorders Disorders in the last 12 months Dizziness with falling (%) Functional limitations Persons with a GALI limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations OECD, 12 years or older Persons with at least 1 limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations OECD, 12 years or older Limitations per person with limitation (number) Functional limitations Limitations OECD, 12 years or older Persons with hearing limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations OECD, 12 years or older Persons with visual limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations OECD, 12 years or older Persons with mobility limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations ADL, 55 years or older Persons with at least 1 limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations ADL, 55 years or older Limitations per person with limitation (number) Functional limitations Limitations IADL, 55 years or older Persons with at least 1 limitation (%) Functional limitations Limitations IADL, 55 years or older Limitations per person with limitation (number) Medication, last 14 days Persons with prescribed medicines (%) Medication, last 14 days Persons with non-prescribed medicines (%) Medical contacts Contact with GP % persons with at least 1 contact (%) Medical contacts Contact with GP Contacts per person (number) Medical contacts Contact with GP Contacts p.p. with at least 1 contact (number) Medical contacts Contact with medical specialist % persons with at least 1 contact (%) Medical contacts Contact with medical specialist Contacts per person (number)
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2014 2.1 21.4 8.0 1.7 1.4 2.4 5.5 10.4 . 15.0 . 34.9 38.9 66.4 4.3 6.5 35.2 3.0
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2015 3.8 22.2 7.5 1.6 1.3 2.8 4.2 9.0 . 12.4 . 34.6 37.5 67.4 4.9 7.3 35.9 2.7
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2016 3.0 22.5 7.6 1.5 1.6 2.5 4.8 7.0 . 11.7 . 35.6 39.7 67.7 5.0 7.4 37.2 3.3
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2017 3.5 25.6 7.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 4.6 6.2 . 11.6 . 36.7 40.2 66.8 5.0 7.4 36.8 3.1
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2018 3.5 24.2 6.5 1.6 1.3 1.6 4.8 5.4 . 8.0 . 35.1 42.9 67.0 4.6 6.8 38.0 3.1
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2019 . 24.7 6.2 1.5 1.3 1.8 3.8 5.3 . 11.1 . 35.8 42.4 65.6 4.2 6.5 38.0 3.2
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2020 . 22.1 6.6 1.8 1.9 2.4 4.1 7.5 . 12.3 . 34.3 41.4 63.6 4.3 6.8 33.2 2.6
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2021 . 23.4 7.0 1.5 2.0 3.1 2.8 5.7 . 8.7 . 32.8 43.9 62.1 4.3 6.9 33.0 3.0
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 1.5 19.7 6.8 1.5 0.9 1.7 4.6 6.8 . 10.8 . 33.0 36.9 64.5 3.8 5.7 33.2 2.5
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 3.0 20.5 6.2 1.4 0.8 2.0 3.2 5.5 . 8.4 . 32.6 35.5 65.5 4.4 6.6 33.9 2.4
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 2.3 20.7 6.5 1.4 1.0 1.8 3.9 4.1 . 8.0 . 33.6 37.6 65.7 4.5 6.7 35.1 2.8
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 2.7 23.8 6.0 1.6 1.2 1.3 3.8 3.6 . 8.2 . 34.7 38.2 64.9 4.4 6.6 34.9 2.7
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 2.7 22.5 5.5 1.5 0.9 1.1 3.9 3.0 . 5.1 . 33.2 40.9 65.1 4.2 6.3 36.1 2.7
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 22.9 5.2 1.4 0.8 1.2 3.0 3.0 . 7.8 . 33.8 40.3 63.7 3.8 5.9 36.0 2.8
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 20.3 5.5 1.6 1.3 1.8 3.3 4.7 . 8.9 . 32.2 39.3 61.5 3.9 6.1 31.2 2.2
Position: partner in couple with child Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 21.5 5.9 1.4 1.4 2.3 2.1 3.7 . 6.1 . 30.7 41.6 59.8 3.9 6.3 30.9 2.5
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 2.6 23.1 9.1 1.8 1.9 3.0 6.5 14.0 . 19.2 . 36.9 40.9 68.4 4.8 7.2 37.2 3.5
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.6 23.9 8.8 1.7 1.9 3.7 5.2 12.5 . 16.5 . 36.6 39.6 69.4 5.4 7.9 37.9 3.0
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 3.7 24.2 8.7 1.7 2.1 3.1 5.7 9.9 . 15.3 . 37.6 41.7 69.6 5.5 8.1 39.2 3.8
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 4.2 27.4 8.0 1.9 2.3 2.4 5.5 8.7 . 15.0 . 38.6 42.2 68.7 5.5 8.2 38.8 3.4
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 4.2 25.9 7.5 1.8 1.8 2.1 5.7 7.9 . 11.0 . 37.0 44.9 68.9 5.0 7.4 40.0 3.5
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 26.4 7.2 1.7 1.8 2.3 4.6 7.7 . 14.4 . 37.8 44.4 67.6 4.6 7.0 40.0 3.6
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 24.0 7.7 2.0 2.4 3.1 5.0 10.2 . 15.8 . 36.4 43.6 65.7 4.8 7.5 35.3 3.1
Position: partner in couple with child Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 25.5 8.3 1.7 2.8 4.1 3.7 8.9 . 12.4 . 35.0 46.2 64.3 4.7 7.5 35.2 3.6
Background: Netherlands Value 2014 4.0 25.6 12.2 1.9 3.2 2.8 9.3 13.8 2.9 21.0 2.1 41.6 37.7 67.5 4.7 7.0 40.2 3.1
Background: Netherlands Value 2015 4.3 27.0 12.3 1.9 3.3 3.5 8.9 13.6 2.8 21.0 2.0 42.3 37.3 68.6 4.8 7.0 40.6 3.2
Background: Netherlands Value 2016 4.4 27.5 12.0 1.9 3.1 2.9 9.1 12.5 2.7 20.2 2.0 41.7 38.2 68.5 5.1 7.5 39.9 3.6
Background: Netherlands Value 2017 4.6 28.9 11.1 1.9 2.9 2.7 8.2 12.3 2.6 19.4 2.0 41.6 40.3 68.4 5.0 7.4 39.4 3.1
Background: Netherlands Value 2018 4.4 29.2 11.6 1.9 2.9 2.5 9.0 11.6 2.8 20.0 2.0 41.9 39.8 68.1 5.0 7.3 40.5 3.6
Background: Netherlands Value 2019 . 29.7 11.4 1.9 3.1 2.7 8.4 11.9 2.7 20.1 1.9 42.0 39.9 68.6 5.2 7.5 40.6 3.7
Background: Netherlands Value 2020 . 28.1 10.5 1.9 2.8 2.6 7.6 10.6 2.6 19.3 2.0 40.6 38.9 63.6 4.8 7.6 36.4 3.2
Background: Netherlands Value 2021 . 28.8 9.8 1.8 2.6 2.5 6.8 9.3 2.2 15.9 1.9 40.5 41.1 61.4 4.8 7.9 37.8 3.7
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 3.5 24.6 11.4 1.8 2.8 2.4 8.6 12.4 2.7 19.4 1.9 40.4 36.6 66.4 4.4 6.6 39.0 2.9
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 3.8 25.9 11.4 1.8 2.8 2.9 8.0 12.2 2.6 19.4 1.9 41.2 36.2 67.6 4.5 6.6 39.4 3.0
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 3.9 26.4 11.2 1.8 2.7 2.5 8.4 11.2 2.5 18.6 1.9 40.6 37.1 67.4 4.9 7.1 38.8 3.3
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 4.1 27.9 10.4 1.8 2.5 2.3 7.6 11.1 2.3 17.9 1.9 40.5 39.2 67.3 4.8 7.0 38.3 2.9
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 3.9 28.2 10.8 1.8 2.5 2.1 8.3 10.4 2.5 18.5 1.9 40.8 38.8 67.1 4.7 7.0 39.4 3.4
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 28.7 10.6 1.8 2.7 2.3 7.7 10.7 2.4 18.6 1.8 40.9 38.8 67.5 4.9 7.2 39.5 3.4
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 27.0 9.7 1.8 2.4 2.2 6.9 9.3 2.3 17.7 1.9 39.4 37.8 62.5 4.5 7.1 35.2 2.9
Background: Netherlands Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 27.6 9.0 1.7 2.2 2.1 6.2 8.1 2.0 14.4 1.8 39.3 39.9 60.2 4.6 7.5 36.6 3.4
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 4.5 26.7 12.9 2.0 3.6 3.2 10.0 15.2 3.2 22.6 2.2 42.7 38.8 68.6 4.9 7.3 41.3 3.4
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.8 28.0 13.3 2.0 3.9 4.0 9.7 15.0 3.1 22.7 2.1 43.4 38.4 69.7 5.0 7.3 41.7 3.5
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 4.9 28.6 12.8 2.0 3.5 3.3 9.8 13.8 3.0 21.8 2.1 42.8 39.3 69.5 5.4 7.8 41.1 3.9
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 5.1 30.0 11.9 2.0 3.3 3.1 8.9 13.6 2.8 20.9 2.1 42.7 41.4 69.4 5.3 7.8 40.5 3.3
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 4.9 30.2 12.3 2.0 3.3 2.8 9.7 12.8 3.0 21.5 2.1 43.0 40.9 69.2 5.2 7.7 41.6 3.9
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 30.8 12.1 2.0 3.5 3.0 9.0 13.2 2.9 21.7 2.0 43.1 41.1 69.6 5.4 7.9 41.7 3.9
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 29.2 11.2 2.0 3.2 3.0 8.3 11.8 2.9 20.9 2.1 41.8 40.1 64.8 5.1 8.0 37.5 3.5
Background: Netherlands Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 30.0 10.6 1.9 3.1 3.0 7.6 10.6 2.5 17.5 2.1 41.8 42.4 62.6 5.1 8.2 39.1 4.0
Background: western Value 2014 5.7 30.3 14.2 2.1 2.6 4.0 11.3 18.8 . 28.9 . 41.6 43.3 71.5 5.7 7.9 41.3 3.8
Background: western Value 2015 5.7 27.1 14.5 . 4.1 3.9 10.2 17.1 . 24.7 . 41.2 39.2 70.1 4.9 7.0 37.6 3.2
Background: western Value 2016 6.0 27.0 11.1 . 3.4 3.3 8.6 14.8 . 23.3 . 39.3 41.6 70.0 5.1 7.3 39.3 3.5
Background: western Value 2017 5.0 30.4 12.5 . 3.3 3.0 9.8 14.2 . 21.2 . 39.9 42.7 71.9 5.4 7.5 42.2 3.6
Background: western Value 2018 5.0 29.3 12.4 . 1.8 2.9 9.9 10.3 . 19.7 . 40.4 41.0 70.9 5.9 8.4 43.1 4.2
Background: western Value 2019 . 29.8 12.9 . 3.0 2.9 10.1 13.5 . 22.8 . 42.7 42.7 69.0 5.4 7.9 40.7 3.7
Background: western Value 2020 . 30.7 12.1 . 2.5 3.4 9.1 11.4 . 19.8 . 41.3 44.0 67.3 5.8 8.6 38.7 3.1
Background: western Value 2021 . 28.8 10.9 . 3.1 3.3 6.9 11.1 . 23.5 . 40.2 44.2 62.6 4.1 6.5 39.9 4.3
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 4.1 27.3 11.8 1.9 1.5 2.6 9.1 14.3 . 23.7 . 38.4 40.1 68.5 4.6 6.5 38.1 2.8
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.0 24.2 11.6 . 2.4 2.3 7.7 12.8 . 19.7 . 38.0 36.0 67.1 4.2 6.1 34.5 2.5
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 4.4 24.0 8.9 . 2.2 2.1 6.7 10.7 . 18.4 . 36.1 38.4 67.0 4.4 6.4 36.1 2.7
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 3.6 27.5 10.3 . 2.1 1.9 7.8 10.4 . 16.8 . 36.8 39.6 69.1 4.7 6.6 39.1 2.8
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 3.6 26.4 10.2 . 1.0 1.8 8.0 7.1 . 15.5 . 37.3 37.9 68.1 4.8 6.8 40.0 3.1
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 26.9 10.7 . 1.9 1.8 8.1 9.9 . 18.4 . 39.7 39.7 66.1 4.7 6.8 37.7 2.9
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 27.7 9.8 . 1.4 2.1 7.1 7.9 . 15.4 . 38.1 40.8 64.3 5.0 7.4 35.5 2.5
Background: western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 25.7 8.8 . 2.0 2.2 5.3 7.9 . 18.9 . 36.9 40.8 59.2 3.5 5.6 36.5 3.4
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 7.3 33.4 16.6 2.3 3.8 5.3 13.5 23.2 . 34.1 . 44.8 46.5 74.4 6.7 9.4 44.5 4.8
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 7.3 30.1 17.4 . 5.7 5.5 12.7 21.5 . 29.6 . 44.4 42.3 73.1 5.6 8.0 40.8 3.8
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 7.7 29.9 13.3 . 4.7 4.6 10.6 19.0 . 28.3 . 42.5 44.8 73.0 5.8 8.2 42.5 4.3
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 6.5 33.4 14.7 . 4.5 4.2 11.8 17.9 . 25.6 . 43.0 45.8 74.8 6.0 8.3 45.3 4.4
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 6.5 32.1 14.6 . 2.7 4.1 11.9 13.5 . 23.9 . 43.4 44.0 73.7 7.1 9.9 46.1 5.3
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 32.7 15.1 . 4.1 4.1 12.1 17.1 . 27.3 . 45.8 45.8 71.8 6.2 8.9 43.8 4.5
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 33.8 14.3 . 3.5 4.6 11.1 14.8 . 24.2 . 44.5 47.2 70.4 6.6 9.8 41.8 3.8
Background: western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 32.1 13.3 . 4.6 4.9 9.0 15.4 . 28.7 . 43.6 47.6 65.9 4.7 7.4 43.3 5.3
Background: 1st generation western Value 2014 7.7 30.2 15.6 . 3.2 5.7 12.0 18.7 . 27.7 . 40.5 45.2 71.0 6.7 9.4 40.8 4.6
Background: 1st generation western Value 2015 7.1 31.5 18.9 . 4.8 6.1 12.9 15.8 . 26.2 . 43.9 41.6 71.1 5.7 8.0 40.5 4.3
Background: 1st generation western Value 2016 7.2 31.5 13.6 . 2.9 5.0 10.7 . . . . 41.4 42.0 70.1 5.9 8.4 42.9 4.5
Background: 1st generation western Value 2017 5.1 31.3 13.1 . 3.1 3.6 9.8 17.9 . 25.4 . 40.5 46.5 70.7 5.6 7.9 45.1 3.6
Background: 1st generation western Value 2018 6.5 30.8 13.6 . 1.4 2.6 11.1 9.5 . 21.0 . 41.8 39.8 70.8 6.9 9.8 45.5 5.4
Background: 1st generation western Value 2019 . 31.5 14.3 . 3.1 3.2 9.6 15.1 . 24.2 . 45.8 50.1 69.7 5.2 7.4 41.8 3.7
Background: 1st generation western Value 2020 . 26.2 10.8 . 3.1 3.7 7.3 5.7 . 14.0 . 39.5 49.8 65.5 5.7 8.7 37.9 3.2
Background: 1st generation western Value 2021 . 27.5 11.3 . 2.7 4.8 7.0 10.8 . 25.6 . 38.9 42.3 61.6 4.3 7.0 40.7 3.7
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 4.9 25.3 11.7 . 1.3 3.2 8.5 11.7 . 19.7 . 35.3 40.0 66.3 4.6 6.6 35.6 2.6
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.3 26.6 13.8 . 2.1 3.0 8.6 9.4 . 18.5 . 38.8 36.5 66.5 4.5 6.4 35.5 3.0
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 4.3 26.4 9.8 . 1.0 2.6 7.3 . . . . 36.1 36.7 65.2 4.6 6.7 37.6 2.9
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 2.9 26.7 9.7 . 1.4 1.7 6.8 11.5 . 18.1 . 35.6 41.6 66.2 4.5 6.5 40.2 2.6
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 4.0 26.2 10.1 . 0.2 1.0 7.9 4.6 . 14.2 . 36.9 34.9 66.3 4.3 6.1 40.6 2.9
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 26.8 10.7 . 1.3 1.4 6.6 8.8 . 16.7 . 40.8 45.1 65.2 4.1 6.0 36.9 2.9
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 21.9 7.7 . 1.3 1.8 4.7 1.5 . 7.8 . 34.7 44.9 60.9 4.5 7.0 33.2 2.3
Background: 1st generation western Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 22.9 8.2 . 1.4 2.8 4.7 6.3 . 18.5 . 33.9 37.1 56.2 3.4 5.6 35.5 2.6
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 10.6 35.1 19.5 . 5.1 8.2 15.5 25.8 . 35.8 . 45.6 50.4 75.8 8.7 12.2 46.0 6.6
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 9.8 36.3 23.9 . 7.6 9.1 17.2 22.3 . 34.0 . 49.1 46.7 75.8 6.9 9.7 45.6 5.5
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 10.0 36.5 17.3 . 4.7 7.5 14.2 . . . . 46.7 47.3 75.0 7.1 10.0 48.3 6.1
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 7.4 35.9 16.5 . 4.9 5.5 12.8 24.3 . 32.7 . 45.3 51.5 75.2 6.7 9.4 50.0 4.6
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 9.0 35.4 17.1 . 2.6 4.3 14.3 14.5 . 27.9 . 46.7 44.7 75.3 9.6 13.5 50.5 8.0
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . 36.1 17.8 . 4.9 5.0 12.6 21.3 . 31.6 . 50.8 55.1 74.3 6.2 8.8 46.7 4.6
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . 30.4 13.9 . 4.8 5.6 9.9 9.8 . 20.2 . 44.2 54.6 70.1 6.9 10.5 42.6 4.2
Background: 1st generation western Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . 32.5 15.3 . 5.1 8.0 10.3 17.9 . 34.2 . 44.3 47.7 66.8 5.2 8.4 46.1 4.8
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2014 4.2 30.4 13.2 . 2.2 2.7 10.9 18.8 . 29.7 . 42.3 42.1 71.7 5.1 7.0 41.6 3.3
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2015 4.6 24.2 11.4 . 3.6 2.3 8.2 18.1 . 23.4 . 39.4 37.6 69.4 4.4 6.4 35.7 2.4
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2016 5.3 24.2 9.5 . 3.8 2.2 7.3 12.1 . 21.0 . 38.1 41.4 70.0 4.6 6.7 37.1 2.9
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2017 5.0 29.8 12.0 . 3.4 2.6 9.8 11.6 . 18.2 . 39.5 40.2 72.8 5.2 7.1 40.3 3.6
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on the perceived state of health and on contacts with providers of medical care of the Dutch population in private households. These data can be grouped by several personal characteristics.

Data available from: 2014

Status of the data: final.

Changes as of March 18, 2022:
Figures for 2021 were added.
From 2021 reporting year, the following subjects have been added to this table:
Percentage of people with dentures;
Average number of own teeth;
Anxiety Complaints
In addition, with effect from reporting year 2021, the figures can also be broken down into household wealth and the highest level of education achieved (3 division).

When will new data be published?
Data on reporting year 2022 will be published in the second quarter of 2023.

Description topics

Chronic disorders
All respondents are asked: ꞌDo you /Does your child have one or more chronic disorders?ꞌ Chronic means (in anticipation) 6 months or longer. Next, 23 disorders and a remainder category 'other disorders' are presented and persons are asked if they had this disorder during the last 12 months. Persons are asked after 3 of these disorders if they ever suffered from it. Besides (more elaborately) is asked after diabetes. Most questions on specific chronic disorders are being asked to persons of all ages. Questions on disorders that do not occur amongst youngsters are posed to persons of 12 years or older.
Disorders in the last 12 months
Chronic diseases/disorders in the last 12 months. Respondents may currently suffer from the disease/disorder or have suffered from it in the last 12 months.
Dizziness with falling
Percentage of persons who answered ꞌyesꞌ to the question: ꞌHave you suffered from dizziness with falling in the last 12 months?'
Functional limitations
Functional limitations
Functional limitations (physical) are observed by means of 3 groups of questions:
a. The OECD indicator for persons in the age category of 12 years or older.
b. The ADL (Activities of Daily Living) indicator for persons in the age category of 55 years or older.
c. Temporary activity limitations and bed-days for persons of all ages.
Persons with a GALI limitation
Percentage of persons that for at least the past 6 months are limited because of a health problem in activities people/children usually do. This internationally used and adjusted indicator for health limitations is called the GALI, which stands for Global Activity Limitation Indicator. This indicator is calculated for all persons 4 years and older.
In 2014, this indicator was calculated by use of 2 questions, in 2015 both questions are combined in 1 question. This had no effect on the outcome.
Limitations OECD, 12 years or older
The OECD indicator (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) in this table is based on 7 questions on abilities that people normally can perform, if necessary with glasses or a hearing aid. It does not deal with temporary problems.
1. Can you follow a conversation in a group of three or more persons? (with hearing aid, if needed)
2. Can you have a conversation with one other person? (with hearing aid, if needed)
3. Can you read the small print in the newspaper? (with glasses or contact lenses, if needed)
4. Can you recognise somebody's face at a distance of 4 metres? (with glasses or contact lenses, if needed)
5. Can you carry an object of 5 kilogrammes, for instance a shopping bag, over a distance of 10 metres?
6. Can you bend down from an upright position and pick up something from the floor?
7. Can you walk 400 metres without stopping? (with stick, if needed)
Answer categories to these questions are: 'without difficulty', 'with some difficulty', 'with a lot of difficulty', 'impossible'. The indicator scores 'yes' if the answer to at least 1 of the 7 questions is: 'with a lot of difficulty' or 'impossible'. The respondents are persons in the age category 12 years or older.
Persons with at least 1 limitation
Percentage of persons with at least 1 OECD limitation. A respondent has a limitation if he or she answers ꞌwith a lot of difficultyꞌ or ꞌimpossibeꞌ to at least 1 of the 7 OECD questions.

Limitations per person with limitation
The average number of OECD limitations per person of 12 years or older with at least 1 limitation, measured by the OECD indicator.
Persons with hearing limitation
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answered ꞌyes, with a lot of difficultyꞌ or ꞌno, impossibleꞌ to at least 1 of the 2 questions on hearing (according to the OECD indicator).

Persons with visual limitation
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answered ꞌyes, with a lot of difficultyꞌ or ꞌno, impossibleꞌ to at least 1 of the 2 questions on eyesight (according to the OECD indicator).
Persons with mobility limitation
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answered ꞌyes, with a lot of difficultyꞌ or ꞌno, impossibleꞌ to at least 1 of the 3 questions on mobility limitation (according to the OECD indicator).
Limitations ADL, 55 years or older
The ADL indicator (Activities of Daily Living) is based upon questions on the following 11 activities:
1. Sitting down in and rising from a chair
2. Getting into and out of bed
3. Walk up and down stairs
4. Eating and drinking
5. Dressing and undressing
6. Washing face and hands
7. Washing whole body
8. Utilizing toilet
9. Moving to another room on the same floor
10. Leaving and entering the house
11. Moving outdoors
The 4 possible answers to these questions are: 'without difficulty', 'with some difficulty', 'with a lot of difficulty’, 'only with the help of others'. The first 3 questions have a fifth answer: 'not even with the help of others'. The indicator scores 'yes' if at least one of the answers to the above 10 questions is: 'with a lot of difficulty' or 'only with the help of others'. The questions were put to persons aged 55 years or older.
Persons with at least 1 limitation
Percentage of persons of 55 years or older with at least 1 ADL limitation. A respondent is considered to have a limitation if he or she answers at least one of the 11 questions with 'impossible', 'with great difficulty' or 'not even with the help of others.
Limitations per person with limitation
The average number of ADL limitations per person of 55 years or older with at least 1 limitation, measured with the aid of the ADL indicator.
Limitations IADL, 55 years or older
IADL (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living) inquires after domestic activities that may cause executional problems as a consequence of health problems. The IADL indicator is based upon questions on the following 7 performances:
1. Preparing meals
2. Telephoning
3. Shopping
4. Taking the right medicines in time
5. Light domestic work
6. Heavy domestic work
7. Keeping money matters and daily financial records
The 5 answer categories to these questions are: 'without difficulty'; 'with some difficulty'; 'with a lot of difficulty’; 'unable to do so'; 'not applicable / I never did or had to do this'. These questions are posed to persons of 55 years or older.
Persons with at least 1 limitation
Percentage of persons of 55 years or older with at least 1 IADL limitation. A respondent is considered to have a limitation if he or she answers at least one of the 7 questions with 'impossible' or 'with great difficulty.
Limitations per person with limitation
The average number of IADL limitations per person of 55 years or older with at least 1 limitation, measured with the aid of the IADL indicator.
Medication, last 14 days
These questions deal with the use of medicine and the use of herbal medicines or vitamins, whether or not prescribed by a physician. The questions are posed to respondents of all ages.
Persons with prescribed medicines
Percentage of persons who in 14 days preceding the inquiry date used medicines prescribed by a physician. The contraceptive pill is not taken into consideration here.
Persons with non-prescribed medicines
Percentage of persons who in 14 days preceding the interview used (herbal) medicines or vitamins that were not prescribed by a physician.
Medical contacts
Persons are asked if they had contact with their GP, specialist, dentist, dental hygienist, orthodontist, physiotherapist, exercise therapist, psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist, and if he or she is treated by alternative healer. Also, if there were hospital admissions or day care admissions, if people have home care and if they had care abroad. Most questions after medical contacts are asked to persons of all ages. Contacts that do not often occur in the case of children are posed from an older age.
Contact with GP
Contacts with the GP are visits to the GP’s practice, home visits and telephonic consults. Contacts with a substitute GP or his/her practice are taken into account here. Contacts with the medical assistant and the nurse are not included. Questions are being asked after the 12 months preceding the interview. The questions are posed to respondents of all ages.
% persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population who contacted a GP at least once in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Contacts per person
This figure is the average number of contacts in the 12 months preceding the interview, per person in the population.

In order to prevent distortion as a consequence of bad memory respondents are asked after the number of contacts in the last 4 weeks preceding the interview. In order to calculate the average number of contacts in the 12 months preceding the interview, the number of contacts in 4 weeks is multiplied by 13 (13 periods of 4 weeks make 1 year).
Contacts p.p. with at least 1 contact
This figure is the average number of contacts of persons who in the 12 months preceding the interview at least had contact once.

In order to prevent distortion as a consequence of bad memory respondents are asked after the number of contacts in the last 4 weeks preceding the interview. In order to calculate the average number of contacts in the 12 months preceding the interview, the number of contacts in 4 weeks is multiplied by 13 (13 periods of 4 weeks make 1 year).
Contact with medical specialist
Contacts with the medical specialist can take place in the outpatient department, in a hospital department, in the emergency department, in a practice outside the hospital or in a private clinic. Contacts with medical specialists during a hospital or day care admission are not taken into account.
% persons with at least 1 contact
Percentage of persons in the population who contacted a GP at least once in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Contacts per person
This figure is the average number of contacts in the 12 months preceding the interview, per person in the population.

In order to prevent distortion as a consequence of bad memory respondents are asked after the number of contacts in the last 4 weeks preceding the interview. In order to calculate the average number of contacts in the 12 months preceding the interview, the number of contacts in 4 weeks is multiplied by 13 (13 periods of 4 weeks make 1 year).