Health and health care; personal characteristics

Health and health care; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Medical contacts Persons receiving home care (%) Medical contacts Persons with care abroad (%) 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 (%) SF-12 health measure, age 12 or older Separate items Emotional problem: less carefully Yes (%) SF-12 health measure, age 12 or older Separate items Emotional problem: less carefully No (%)
Total Value 2014 6.1 . . . . . . .
Total Value 2015 5.9 3.3 . . . . . .
Total Value 2016 5.7 3.0 5.7 16.6 . . . .
Total Value 2017 5.8 3.3 5.6 17.4 . . . .
Total Value 2018 5.8 3.2 5.6 14.6 . . . .
Total Value 2019 6.0 . . . 10.4 17.9 . .
Total Value 2020 6.2 . . . 8.7 19.2 12.9 87.1
Total Value 2021 5.7 . . . 7.6 20.8 15.0 85.0
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 5.6 . . . . . . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 5.5 3.0 . . . . . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 5.2 2.6 5.2 13.7 . . . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 5.3 2.9 5.1 14.4 . . . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 5.4 2.9 5.1 12.3 . . . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 5.6 . . . 9.4 14.4 . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 5.7 . . . 7.6 14.5 12.2 86.3
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 5.2 . . . 6.6 15.3 14.1 84.1
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 6.6 . . . . . . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 6.4 3.7 . . . . . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 6.2 3.3 6.2 19.5 . . . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 6.3 3.6 6.1 20.4 . . . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 6.3 3.6 6.1 16.9 . . . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 6.5 . . . 11.5 21.4 . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 6.7 . . . 9.7 23.8 13.7 87.8
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 6.2 . . . 8.8 26.4 15.9 85.9
Sex: Male Value 2014 3.8 . . . . . . .
Sex: Male Value 2015 3.8 2.9 . . . . . .
Sex: Male Value 2016 3.7 2.4 3.7 23.1 . . . .
Sex: Male Value 2017 3.9 3.4 3.8 22.0 . . . .
Sex: Male Value 2018 3.7 3.2 3.6 18.2 . . . .
Sex: Male Value 2019 4.0 . . . 7.3 16.0 . .
Sex: Male Value 2020 4.3 . . . 6.8 29.7 10.1 89.9
Sex: Male Value 2021 3.7 . . . 4.7 . 11.8 88.2
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 3.3 . . . . . . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 3.3 2.4 . . . . . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 3.1 2.0 3.1 16.6 . . . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 3.3 2.9 3.2 15.1 . . . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 3.1 2.7 3.1 13.4 . . . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3.5 . . . 5.9 11.2 . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 3.7 . . . 5.5 20.0 9.2 88.9
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 3.1 . . . 3.7 . 10.7 87.0
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 4.3 . . . . . . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 4.4 3.4 . . . . . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 4.2 2.9 4.3 29.7 . . . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 4.4 3.9 4.4 28.9 . . . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 4.2 3.7 4.2 23.0 . . . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 4.6 . . . 8.6 20.8 . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 4.9 . . . 8.2 39.4 11.1 90.8
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 4.3 . . . 5.9 . 13.0 89.3
Sex: Female Value 2014 8.3 . . . . . . .
Sex: Female Value 2015 8.0 3.7 . . . . . .
Sex: Female Value 2016 7.7 3.6 7.6 13.5 . . . .
Sex: Female Value 2017 7.7 3.1 7.3 15.2 . . . .
Sex: Female Value 2018 8.0 3.3 7.5 12.9 . . . .
Sex: Female Value 2019 8.0 . . . 13.4 18.9 . .
Sex: Female Value 2020 8.1 . . . 10.4 13.0 15.6 84.4
Sex: Female Value 2021 7.7 . . . 10.4 17.3 18.1 81.9
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 7.6 . . . . . . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 7.3 3.2 . . . . . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 6.9 3.0 6.8 10.6 . . . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 7.0 2.7 6.5 12.2 . . . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 7.2 2.8 6.7 10.4 . . . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 7.3 . . . 11.8 14.2 . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 7.3 . . . 8.8 8.6 14.5 83.2
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 6.8 . . . 8.8 11.3 16.7 80.5
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 9.1 . . . . . . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 8.8 4.3 . . . . . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 8.5 4.1 8.5 16.5 . . . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 8.4 3.6 8.1 18.2 . . . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 8.7 3.8 8.3 15.3 . . . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 8.8 . . . 15.1 23.5 . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 8.9 . . . 11.9 17.3 16.8 85.5
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 8.6 . . . 12.3 23.2 19.5 83.3
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2014 4.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2015 3.9 5.3 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2016 6.2 4.9 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2017 2.5 3.1 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2018 4.9 3.7 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 2.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2020 4.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2021 2.3 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 2.6 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 2.0 3.1 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 3.8 2.7 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 1.0 1.4 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 2.8 1.8 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 0.8 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 2.4 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1.1 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 6.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 5.8 7.5 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 8.6 7.1 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 4.1 4.8 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 6.9 5.5 . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 3.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 6.9 . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 4.5 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2014 0.7 . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 1.7 2.5 . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 1.3 3.0 . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 1.2 2.7 . . . . . .
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

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.
Persons receiving home care
Percentage of persons who receive paid help or care at home because of health problems. E.g. help in housekeeping, personal care, nursing, maternity care, or meal service (such as meals-on-wheels). By paid help is meant help paid by someone him/herself or an authority.
Persons with care abroad
Percentage of persons who in the 12 months preceding the interview used health care in a foreign country (i.e., not in the Netherlands). Examples are use of a GP, medical specialist, hospital or dentist.
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
SF-12 health measure, age 12 or older
The 'Short Format 12' or SF-12 questionnaire is a selection of 12 questions from the SF-36 (Ware et al., 1995 *). The SF-12 is a widely used international standard of a generic health measure. The SF-12 measures eight health aspects, namely physical functioning, role limitations due to physical health problems, physical pain, general health, vitality (energy / fatigue), social functioning, role limitations due to emotional problems and mental health. Based on the 12 questions, two partial scales can be calculated; a summary measure for physical health (norm score physical) and a summary measure for psychological health (norm score psychological).
These norm scores are calculated for people aged 12 or older.
*Ware J.E., Kosinski M., Keller S.D. SF-12: How to score the SF-12 Physical and Mental Health Summary Scales. Boston, MA: The Health Institute, New England Medical Center, Second Edition, 1995.
Separate items
Emotional problem: less carefully
The following question was asked to respondents aged 12 or older:
When you are thinking about your work or other daily activities, have you not done your work or other activities as carefully as you are used to during the past 4 weeks due to an emotional problem (for example, feeling depressed or anxious)?
1.Yes
2. No.
Yes
The percentage of people aged 12 or older who answered 'yes' to the question ‘If you are thinking about your work or other daily activities, did you have an emotional problem (for example, feeling depressed or anxious) in the past 4 weeks not done the work or other activities as carefully as you are used to?'
No
The percentage of people aged 12 or older who answered 'no' to the question 'If you are thinking about your work or other daily activities, did you have an emotional problem (for example, feeling depressed or anxious) in the past 4 weeks not done the work or other activities as carefully as you are used to?'