Health and health care; personal characteristics

Health and health care; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Self-perceived health: good or very good (%) Poor mental health, 12 years or older (%) Chronic disorders 1 or more chronic disorders (%) Functional limitations Persons with a GALI limitation (%) Medical contacts Contact with GP % persons with at least 1 contact (%)
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2014 86.0 12.9 24.6 17.0 63.4
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2015 81.9 21.0 27.0 22.6 67.9
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2016 81.5 18.5 22.8 22.6 64.4
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2017 82.4 20.2 26.7 25.1 66.2
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2018 77.3 21.7 27.2 31.7 70.6
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2019 79.9 19.5 30.5 23.8 70.6
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2020 81.5 25.3 26.7 24.0 67.3
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2021 79.0 28.1 27.1 26.3 65.3
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 83.0 10.0 20.9 13.8 59.2
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 78.6 17.5 23.1 19.0 63.9
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 78.1 15.1 19.2 19.0 60.3
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 79.2 16.8 22.9 21.4 62.2
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 73.9 18.3 23.5 27.8 66.8
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 76.5 16.1 26.5 20.1 66.7
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 78.0 21.4 22.7 20.1 63.1
Position: Single; < 40 year Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 73.9 23.3 22.4 21.6 59.8
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 89.0 15.8 28.4 20.3 67.6
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 85.3 24.6 30.9 26.3 72.0
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 84.8 21.8 26.4 26.2 68.5
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 85.7 23.7 30.4 28.8 70.2
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 80.8 25.2 30.9 35.6 74.4
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 83.4 23.0 34.5 27.5 74.6
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 85.0 29.2 30.7 27.8 71.5
Position: Single; < 40 year Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 83.3 33.4 32.3 31.5 70.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2014 65.7 21.5 47.3 38.2 69.3
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2015 64.8 22.9 44.8 41.5 71.4
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2016 63.9 19.9 46.0 42.1 71.4
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2017 60.3 22.0 53.3 48.5 71.7
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2018 58.2 25.0 51.3 48.4 74.0
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2019 65.1 24.3 44.5 45.4 68.4
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2020 63.9 23.6 48.6 47.0 62.3
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2021 63.1 26.0 47.0 47.1 66.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 61.8 18.1 43.2 34.2 65.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 60.9 19.4 40.7 37.5 67.7
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 59.8 16.6 41.8 37.9 67.6
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 56.4 18.7 49.3 44.6 68.1
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 54.2 21.5 47.3 44.4 70.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 61.4 20.9 40.5 41.4 64.8
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 59.8 20.0 44.3 42.8 58.2
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 58.1 21.8 42.1 42.2 61.7
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 69.6 24.9 51.4 42.2 73.1
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 68.7 26.4 48.9 45.6 75.1
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 67.9 23.3 50.2 46.3 75.2
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 64.1 25.3 57.2 52.5 75.3
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 62.1 28.4 55.3 52.4 77.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 68.9 27.6 48.4 49.3 72.1
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 68.0 27.2 52.8 51.2 66.4
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 67.8 30.7 51.9 52.1 70.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2014 52.4 15.2 57.9 56.4 83.3
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2015 59.9 14.2 50.8 51.5 80.7
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2016 54.5 16.4 52.1 53.6 82.3
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2017 56.6 15.1 49.7 54.2 80.7
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2018 58.1 17.1 53.5 54.2 81.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2019 57.0 12.8 53.4 58.2 79.5
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2020 60.9 14.5 55.9 56.6 80.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2021 62.4 15.6 55.8 54.1 75.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 48.2 12.2 53.7 52.2 80.2
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 55.7 11.3 46.6 47.2 77.3
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 50.4 13.3 47.9 49.4 79.1
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 52.6 12.2 45.7 50.1 77.5
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 54.3 14.1 49.5 50.3 78.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 53.1 10.2 49.4 54.3 76.3
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 56.9 11.6 51.8 52.5 77.6
Position: Single; >= 65 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 57.8 12.5 51.2 49.6 71.8
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 56.6 18.3 62.1 60.6 86.5
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 64.0 17.2 55.0 55.7 84.0
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 58.7 19.5 56.3 57.8 85.5
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 60.6 18.0 53.8 58.2 83.9
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 62.0 20.1 57.4 58.2 85.0
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 60.9 15.5 57.3 62.0 82.7
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 64.9 17.4 60.0 60.7 84.1
Position: Single; >= 65 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 66.7 19.3 60.2 58.6 79.5
Position: single parent Value 2014 70.1 20.5 42.3 37.4 77.0
Position: single parent Value 2015 62.8 21.0 44.8 44.8 73.4
Position: single parent Value 2016 57.5 24.6 48.4 44.1 81.9
Position: single parent Value 2017 69.2 17.5 43.1 41.0 81.2
Position: single parent Value 2018 66.6 20.4 41.4 35.7 81.1
Position: single parent Value 2019 61.7 23.7 43.1 38.1 78.0
Position: single parent Value 2020 67.5 21.3 45.4 48.2 76.2
Position: single parent Value 2021 68.1 17.7 42.2 38.8 77.3
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 64.7 15.7 36.5 31.7 72.0
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 57.0 16.1 38.8 38.8 68.1
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 51.7 19.6 42.6 38.3 77.3
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 63.7 12.9 37.1 35.1 76.5
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 61.3 15.9 35.9 30.3 76.7
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 56.3 19.0 37.6 32.7 73.4
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 61.6 16.2 39.1 41.9 70.9
Position: single parent Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 60.3 12.4 34.8 31.5 70.2
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 75.5 25.3 48.2 43.1 82.0
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 68.6 25.9 50.7 50.8 78.7
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 63.3 29.7 54.2 49.9 86.4
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 74.8 22.1 49.0 47.0 85.9
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 71.9 24.9 46.9 41.1 85.4
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 67.0 28.4 48.6 43.4 82.6
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 73.4 26.5 51.6 54.5 81.5
Position: single parent Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 74.9 24.7 50.1 46.7 83.1
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

Self-perceived health: good or very good
Percentage of persons who answered ꞌgoodꞌ or ꞌvery goodꞌ to the question: ꞌHow do you assess your general state of health?ꞌ / ꞌHow does your child assess his, her general state of health?ꞌ. Parents or caretakers answer this question on behalf of children under the age of 12 years.

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.
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.
1 or more chronic disorders
Percentage of persons who answered ꞌyesꞌ to the question: ꞌDo you / Does your child suffer from one or more chronic illnesses or disorders?ꞌ Chronic is (in anticipation) 6 months or longer.
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.
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.