Health and health care; personal characteristics

Health and health care; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Poor mental health, 12 years or older (%) Oral Health Oral health, 15 years or older (%) Oral Health Denture, 18 years or older (%) Oral Health Real teeth and molars, 18 years or older (number) Pain, 12 years or older Pain (%) Pain, 12 years or older Pain, (very) much (%) Pain, 12 years or older Restricted by pain, 12 years or older (%) Anxiety , 12 years or older Anxious period, ever had (%) Anxiety , 12 years or older Anxious period , in the last 12 months (%) Functional limitations Sleeping problems, 12 years or older (%) 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 (number) 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 (number) 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 (number) Functional limitations Limitations IADL, 55 years or older Limitations per person with limitation (number) Technical aids Auditive aids, 4 years and over (%) Technical aids Visual aids, 4 years or older (%) Technical aids Mobility aids, 12 years or older (%) Technical aids Anatomical aids, 12 years or older (%) Technical aids Incontinence aids, 12 years or older (%) Informal care Informal care, 16 years or older Informal care receiver (%) Informal care Informal care, 16 years or older Hours of informal care per week (hours) Informal care Informal care, 55 years or older Informal care receiver (%) Informal care Informal care, 55 years or older Hours of informal care per week (%)
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 13.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.3 11.9 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 11.6 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.2 12.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 14.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 12.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5 12.9 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.4 12.6 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1 10.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 9.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 9.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.0 10.6 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.1 11.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 10.5 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.6 10.5 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.4 10.2 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 15.2 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.7 14.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.9 13.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 15.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 16.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.1 15.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.3 15.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1 15.5 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2014 4.6 . . . . . 5.5 . . . 2.7 0.0 . 0.9 0.8 1.0 . . . . . . 1.4 23.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2015 2.8 . . . . . 4.5 . . . 2.0 0.0 . 0.8 0.5 0.7 . . . . . . 0.6 25.9 0.9 3.4 0.5 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2016 5.1 . . . . . 4.4 . . . 2.2 0.0 . 0.2 0.7 1.6 . . . . . . 0.8 28.4 1.2 3.9 0.4 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2017 3.8 . . . . . 4.0 . . 7.7 2.1 0.0 . 1.1 0.5 0.9 . . . . . . 1.4 30.8 0.7 3.3 0.5 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2018 3.7 . . . . . 3.2 . . 9.6 3.1 0.0 . 0.4 1.0 1.9 . . . . . . 2.9 26.0 1.0 3.3 0.7 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2019 5.7 . . . 14.2 4.8 5.7 . . 9.7 3.4 0.0 . 0.7 0.6 2.1 . . . . . . 2.2 29.6 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2020 5.8 . . . 11.4 1.9 2.1 . . 15.6 2.8 0.0 . 0.6 1.1 1.5 . . . . . . 3.2 27.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2021 7.8 . . . 10.9 2.4 3.2 13.3 8.3 16.2 3.8 0.1 . 0.5 1.6 2.5 . . . . . . 1.4 32.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 2.7 . . . . . 3.4 . . . 1.2 0.0 . 0.1 0.0 0.1 . . . . . . 0.3 19.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 1.3 . . . . . 2.6 . . . 0.4 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . . . . . 0.0 21.9 0.0 1.8 0.0 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 3.1 . . . . . 2.5 . . . 0.9 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 0.4 . . . . . . 0.0 24.2 0.2 2.1 0.0 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 2.1 . . . . . 2.3 . . 5.3 0.8 0.0 . 0.2 0.0 0.0 . . . . . . 0.3 26.6 0.0 1.7 0.0 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 2.0 . . . . . 1.6 . . 7.0 1.5 0.0 . 0.0 0.1 0.6 . . . . . . 1.4 22.0 0.1 1.7 0.0 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3.6 . . . 10.9 2.8 3.5 . . 7.0 1.7 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 0.8 . . . . . . 0.8 25.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3.5 . . . 8.3 0.5 0.7 . . 12.0 1.1 0.0 . 0.0 0.1 0.3 . . . . . . 1.4 23.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 5.4 . . . 8.2 1.2 1.8 10.1 5.9 12.8 2.3 0.0 . 0.1 0.7 1.3 . . . . . . 0.6 28.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 6.6 . . . . . 7.6 . . . 4.2 0.0 . 1.8 1.5 1.9 . . . . . . 2.4 27.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.4 . . . . . 6.4 . . . 3.5 0.0 . 1.7 1.3 1.6 . . . . . . 1.3 29.9 1.7 5.1 1.2 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 7.2 . . . . . 6.4 . . . 3.6 0.0 . 0.7 1.4 2.8 . . . . . . 1.7 32.6 2.2 5.7 1.0 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 5.5 . . . . . 5.8 . . 10.1 3.4 0.1 . 2.1 1.1 1.8 . . . . . . 2.4 35.0 1.5 4.9 1.2 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 5.4 . . . . . 4.8 . . 12.3 4.7 0.1 . 1.0 1.9 3.1 . . . . . . 4.4 30.0 1.9 4.9 1.4 . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 7.9 . . . 17.4 6.8 7.8 . . 12.5 5.1 0.1 . 1.5 1.3 3.5 . . . . . . 3.5 33.9 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 8.1 . . . 14.6 3.2 3.5 . . 19.3 4.4 0.1 . 1.4 2.1 2.7 . . . . . . 4.9 32.2 . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 11.0 . . . 14.5 4.6 5.4 17.2 11.6 20.4 6.4 0.1 . 2.0 3.4 4.8 . . . . . . 3.1 37.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2014 10.6 . . . . . 4.4 . . . 2.2 0.0 . 0.4 0.8 1.3 . . . . . . 0.2 35.5 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2015 9.8 . . . . . 5.9 . . . 2.9 0.0 . 1.2 1.3 0.3 . . . . . . 1.3 37.8 1.3 4.7 0.5 . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2016 7.8 . . . . . 4.9 . . . 3.1 0.0 . 0.2 2.3 0.9 . . . . . . 1.3 37.1 0.7 5.1 0.5 1.8 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2017 8.3 . . . . . 6.5 . . 14.5 1.6 0.0 . 0.2 1.1 0.9 . . . . . . 1.1 37.2 0.3 3.4 0.0 0.9 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2018 10.9 . . . . . 4.5 . . 13.0 2.1 0.0 . 0.0 1.2 1.1 . . . . . . 4.0 36.3 1.2 3.0 0.6 0.9 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2019 11.8 82.2 . . 15.5 5.3 5.3 . . 15.4 3.0 0.0 . 1.2 1.2 1.4 . . . . . . 3.4 39.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2020 12.0 84.5 . . 16.5 4.4 4.3 . . 18.7 3.2 0.0 . 1.0 1.3 1.0 . . . . . . 3.5 33.2 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2021 20.6 80.7 . . 18.2 6.2 6.1 19.9 16.6 18.2 1.7 0.0 . 0.0 1.7 0.0 . . . . . . 3.7 40.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 7.8 . . . . . 2.5 . . . 0.8 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 0.3 . . . . . . 0.0 31.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 7.0 . . . . . 3.7 . . . 1.0 0.0 . 0.0 0.0 0.0 . . . . . . 0.3 33.3 0.2 2.7 0.0 . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 5.3 . . . . . 2.9 . . . 1.5 0.0 . 0.0 0.9 0.0 . . . . . . 0.2 32.6 0.0 3.0 0.0 0.6 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 5.9 . . . . . 4.3 . . 11.4 0.5 0.0 . 0.0 0.1 0.0 . . . . . . 0.1 32.8 0.0 1.8 0.0 0.0 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 8.1 . . . . . 2.7 . . 10.0 0.8 0.0 . 0.0 0.2 0.2 . . . . . . 2.2 32.1 0.3 1.5 0.0 0.1 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 8.9 78.8 . . 12.3 3.3 3.3 . . 12.2 1.4 0.0 . 0.2 0.2 0.4 . . . . . . 1.8 35.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 9.0 81.1 . . 13.0 2.5 2.4 . . 15.0 1.5 0.0 . 0.0 0.2 0.0 . . . . . . 1.8 28.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 16.5 76.0 . . 14.5 4.0 4.0 16.0 13.0 14.4 0.8 0.0 . . 0.8 . . . . . . . 2.1 35.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 13.5 . . . . . 6.3 . . . 3.5 0.1 . 1.0 1.6 2.4 . . . . . . 0.6 40.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 12.5 . . . . . 8.1 . . . 4.8 0.1 . 2.5 2.6 0.9 . . . . . . 2.4 42.3 2.4 6.7 1.2 . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 10.3 . . . . . 6.9 . . . 4.8 0.1 . 0.6 3.7 1.7 . . . . . . 2.4 41.7 1.4 7.1 1.2 3.0 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 10.8 . . . . . 8.7 . . 17.7 2.7 0.1 . 0.5 2.0 1.7 . . . . . . 2.0 41.5 0.7 5.0 0.0 1.7 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 13.6 . . . . . 6.3 . . 16.0 3.3 0.0 . 0.0 2.1 2.1 . . . . . . 5.7 40.6 2.2 4.5 1.4 1.8 . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 14.6 85.6 . . 18.8 7.3 7.3 . . 18.7 4.5 0.1 . 2.1 2.1 2.5 . . . . . . 5.0 43.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 15.1 87.9 . . 20.0 6.4 6.2 . . 22.4 4.9 0.1 . 1.9 2.3 1.9 . . . . . . 5.3 37.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 16 to 19 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 25.3 84.6 . . 22.7 9.3 9.4 24.4 20.9 22.8 3.8 0.0 . . 3.8 . . . . . . . 6.4 45.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2014 11.7 . . . . . 7.6 . . . 3.0 0.0 . 0.8 1.0 1.2 . . . . . . 0.9 41.0 . . . . . . .
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2015 10.7 . . . . . 6.7 . . . 3.2 0.0 . 0.9 0.5 2.0 . . . . . . 0.4 43.7 0.7 3.9 0.1 . . . .
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2016 12.7 . . . . . 7.3 . . . 3.4 0.0 . 0.9 0.9 1.8 . . . . . . 0.6 42.0 1.2 3.6 0.6 2.2 . . .
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2017 13.0 . . . . . 7.2 . . 18.3 3.6 0.1 . 0.6 1.5 2.0 . . . . . . 0.5 45.3 0.9 3.8 0.3 2.2 . . .
Source: CBS.
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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

Poor mental health, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older that scores less than 60 on the Mental Health Inventory (MHI) for adolescents from 12 years of age and grown-ups. The figures relate to the Mental Health Inventory 5 or ꞌMHI-5ꞌ. This is an international standard for a specific measuring of psychic health, consisting of 5 questions. MHI-5 is actually an extract of ꞌShort Format 36ꞌ (SF-36), an elaborate international standard for measuring health. MHI-5 deals with questions related to how one felt during the last 4 weeks. The following questions were asked:
1. Did you feel very nervous?
2. Were you so down in the dump that nothing could cheer you up?
3. Did you feel calm and quiet?
4. Did you feel depressed and down?
5. Were you happy?
Every question has the following 6 answer categories: all the time-most of the time-often-sometimes-rarely-never. The answer categories in positively worded questions of the MHI questionnaire (questions 3 and 5) have been consequently awarded the values 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and 0. The answer categories in negatively worded questions (questions 1, 2 ad 4) have been awarded the turned-down values. Next, per person the sum scores have been calculated and multiplied by 4, so that the minimum sum score of a person can be 0 (very unhealthy) and the maximum score 100 (perfectly healthy). A score of 60 or more means that a respondent can be qualified psychologically healthy and a score of less than 60 psychologically unhealthy.
Oral Health
Oral health, 15 years or older
Percentage of persons of 15 years or older who answered ‘good’ or ‘very good’ to the question: ‘How do you assess your general state of teeth and gum?’
Denture, 18 years or older
Percentage of people aged 18 or older with full or partial dentures in the upper and/or lower jaw.
Real teeth and molars, 18 years or older
Average number of real teeth in the upper and lower jaw of people aged 18 years or older.

Pain, 12 years or older
Pain
Percentage persons of 12 years or older who answered ‘not much but not too little’, ‘a lot’ or ‘very much’ to the question ‘How much pain have you had in the last 4 weeks?’
Pain, (very) much
Percentage persons of 12 years or older who answered ‘a lot’ or ‘very much’ to the question ‘How much pain have you had in the last 4 weeks?’
Restricted by pain, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who indicate that ache has restricted their normal activities, both indoors and outdoors, rather much, much or very much.
Anxiety , 12 years or older
Anxious period, ever had
The percentage of people aged 12 years or older who answered ‘yes’ to the question, “Have you ever had a period when you were very anxious or worried, for at least 2 weeks in a row?”
Anxious period , in the last 12 months
The percentage of people aged 12 years or older who answered 'yes' to the question 'Have you ever had a period when you were very anxious or worried, for at least 2 weeks in a row?' and 'yes' to the follow-up question 'Have you had this in the past 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.
Sleeping problems, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons aged 12 years or older that answered ‘somewhat’, ‘much’, ‘very much’ to the question: ‘How much were you bothered by sleeping problems in the last 2 weeks? Think about trouble falling asleep, trouble sleeping through the night, waking up too early.’.
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
The average number of OECD limitations per person in the population of 12 years or older, measured by the OECD indicator.
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
The average number of ADL limitations per person aged 55 years or older, measured with the aid of the ADL indicator.
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
The average number of IADL limitations per person of 55 years or older, measured with the aid of the IADL indicator.
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.
Technical aids
Persons aged 4 years and over are asked whether they have a hearing aid or a special device for sound reinforcement, whether they wear glasses or contact lenses, or another technical aid for seeing or reading. For children under the age of 12, the questions are answered by the parent / caretaker. Persons aged 12 years and over are asked whether they use mobility aids, anatomical aids, and/or incontinence aids. As of 2018, the question about auditive aids has been changed to Do you / Does your child use a hearing aid? or yes to the question: Do you / Does your child use a special device to amplify the sound of your telephone or television?.
Auditive aids, 4 years and over
Percentage of persons aged 4 years and over who answer yes to the question: Do you / Does your child have a hearing aid? or yes to the question: Do you / Does your child have a special device to amplify the sound of your telephone or television? As of 2018, this question has been changed to: Do you / Does your child use a hearing aid? or yes to the question: Do you / Does your child use a special device to amplify the sound of your telephone or television?.
Visual aids, 4 years or older
Percentage of persons of 4 years or older who answer 'yes' to the question: 'Do you / Does your child sometimes wear glasses or contact lenses?' or 'yes' to the question: 'Do you / Does your child have any other visual aid?'
Mobility aids, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answer ‘yes’ the the question: ‘Do you use mobility aids, such as a walking stick, crutches, walking frame, rollator, wheel chair or mobility scooter?’.
Anatomical aids, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answer ‘yes’ the the question: ‘ Do you use anatomical aids, such as orthopaedic footwear, arm or leg prothesis, braces, or splints? Please do not count ortho braces.’
Incontinence aids, 12 years or older
Percentage of persons of 12 years or older who answer ‘yes’ the the question: ‘ Do you use incontinence pads, a bladder cathetar, stoma or stoma material for urine or faeces?’.
Informal care
Informal care is care that a person receives from his or her acquaintances like a partner, friend or child, if this person is chronically ill, in need of help or disabled. Informal care can be keeping house, washing and getting dressed, keeping company, transport, financial matters, etcetera. Informal care is not paid care. A volunteer from a volunteer group is not an informal care giver.
Informal care, 16 years or older
Percentage of persons of 16 years or older receiving informal care
Informal care receiver
Percentage of persons of 16 years or older receiving informal care
Hours of informal care per week
The average number of hours of care received per week by an informal care receiver
Informal care, 55 years or older
Percentage of persons of 55 years or older receiving informal care
Informal care receiver
Percentage of persons of 55 years or older receiving informal care
Hours of informal care per week
The average number of hours of care received per week by an informal care receiver