Health and health care; personal characteristics

Health and health care; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Medication, last 14 days Persons with prescribed medicines (%) Medication, last 14 days Persons with non-prescribed medicines (%) Medical contacts Hospital admissions in last 12 months Day admission Persons with day admission(s) (%) Medical contacts Hospital admissions in last 12 months Day admission Day admissions per 100 persons (number) Medical contacts Hospital admissions in last 12 months Day admission Day admissions per 100 patients (number)
Total Value 2014 40.2 38.7 7.2 11.4 158.8
Total Value 2015 41.2 37.6 8.0 13.3 166.2
Total Value 2016 40.4 38.4 7.7 16.3 210.1
Total Value 2017 40.6 40.2 7.5 13.8 183.6
Total Value 2018 40.9 40.1 8.4 14.8 176.3
Total Value 2019 40.8 40.4 8.3 15.3 183.7
Total Value 2020 39.4 39.8 7.1 14.4 203.0
Total Value 2021 39.0 42.0 8.1 . .
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 39.2 37.7 6.6 10.0 144.0
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 40.2 36.6 7.5 11.7 148.8
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 39.4 37.4 7.2 13.0 170.3
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 39.6 39.3 7.0 11.1 150.0
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 39.9 39.2 7.9 13.3 162.2
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 39.8 39.4 7.8 12.9 157.6
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 38.4 38.8 6.6 11.1 159.0
Total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 37.9 40.8 7.5 . .
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 41.2 39.6 7.7 12.7 173.7
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 42.2 38.6 8.6 15.0 183.7
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 41.4 39.4 8.3 19.5 249.9
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 41.6 41.2 8.1 16.5 217.1
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 41.9 41.1 8.9 16.3 190.5
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 41.8 41.4 8.9 17.7 209.8
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 40.4 40.9 7.7 17.8 247.1
Total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 40.1 43.1 8.8 . .
Sex: Male Value 2014 37.3 32.1 7.0 10.9 156.0
Sex: Male Value 2015 37.9 30.9 7.7 12.4 161.0
Sex: Male Value 2016 37.0 32.6 7.5 16.3 215.8
Sex: Male Value 2017 38.5 33.5 7.6 12.9 169.9
Sex: Male Value 2018 37.7 33.8 8.1 14.6 179.4
Sex: Male Value 2019 38.6 33.8 7.9 13.3 168.6
Sex: Male Value 2020 37.2 33.1 6.8 11.2 164.2
Sex: Male Value 2021 36.7 34.8 7.8 . .
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 35.9 30.8 6.3 9.0 134.6
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 36.5 29.6 6.9 10.1 135.8
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 35.6 31.2 6.8 11.3 153.8
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 37.2 32.2 6.9 10.0 136.0
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 36.3 32.5 7.4 12.5 160.0
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 37.3 32.5 7.1 11.4 150.4
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 35.8 31.7 6.1 7.7 115.8
Sex: Male Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 35.2 33.2 7.0 . .
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 38.7 33.4 7.7 12.8 177.5
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 39.2 32.2 8.5 14.7 186.2
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 38.4 34.0 8.3 21.2 277.7
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 39.9 34.9 8.3 15.8 203.7
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 39.0 35.1 8.9 16.7 198.8
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 40.0 35.1 8.6 15.2 186.8
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 38.7 34.5 7.6 14.7 212.7
Sex: Male Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 38.2 36.3 8.7 . .
Sex: Female Value 2014 43.1 45.1 7.3 11.8 161.5
Sex: Female Value 2015 44.5 44.2 8.3 14.3 171.0
Sex: Female Value 2016 43.7 44.1 7.9 16.2 204.7
Sex: Female Value 2017 42.6 46.8 7.5 14.8 197.3
Sex: Female Value 2018 44.1 46.4 8.6 15.0 173.5
Sex: Female Value 2019 43.0 46.9 8.8 17.3 197.1
Sex: Female Value 2020 41.6 46.5 7.4 17.7 238.3
Sex: Female Value 2021 41.4 49.1 8.5 . .
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 41.7 43.7 6.6 9.9 140.8
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 43.1 42.8 7.5 11.8 146.8
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 42.3 42.6 7.2 11.9 153.9
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 41.2 45.4 6.7 10.2 139.3
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 42.7 45.0 7.9 12.8 153.0
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 41.6 45.5 8.0 12.9 150.6
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 40.1 45.0 6.6 12.1 166.8
Sex: Female Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 39.8 47.5 7.6 . .
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 44.5 46.5 8.0 13.7 182.1
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 45.9 45.6 9.1 16.7 195.2
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 45.1 45.5 8.7 20.6 255.5
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 44.0 48.2 8.2 19.3 255.3
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 45.5 47.8 9.4 17.2 194.0
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 44.4 48.3 9.6 21.6 243.7
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 43.0 48.0 8.2 23.3 309.7
Sex: Female Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 43.0 50.7 9.4 . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2014 14.0 46.6 5.5 6.4 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2015 11.9 42.7 7.3 7.7 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2016 13.8 46.3 6.6 10.4 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2017 16.6 43.9 9.3 10.1 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2018 10.4 40.5 7.6 10.7 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 16.3 42.2 8.0 10.3 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2020 13.9 38.0 6.2 8.1 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2021 8.8 37.2 7.7 . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2014 10.6 41.7 3.3 3.6 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2015 8.7 37.8 4.7 4.9 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2016 10.3 41.3 4.1 4.8 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2017 13.0 39.0 6.5 6.8 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2018 7.4 35.7 5.1 6.7 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2019 12.6 37.3 5.3 6.1 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2020 10.2 32.9 3.7 4.3 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 6.2 32.0 5.1 . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2014 17.3 51.4 7.7 9.2 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2015 15.1 47.6 9.9 10.5 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2016 17.2 51.4 9.1 16.1 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2017 20.3 48.7 12.1 13.4 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2018 13.4 45.2 10.2 14.8 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2019 19.9 47.1 10.6 14.5 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2020 17.5 43.1 8.7 11.9 .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 12.4 42.8 11.4 . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2014 12.6 28.6 4.9 7.0 .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 14.2 28.4 5.7 6.6 .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 14.2 29.0 5.9 6.9 .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 14.5 33.8 6.0 6.9 .
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

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.
Hospital admissions in last 12 months
Hospital admissions are divided into:
- day admissions (without overnight stay)
- admission with at least one overnight stay
Hospital admissions in connection with delivery or birth are excluded.
Day admission
Day admissions are hospital admissions without overnight stay e.g. for planned minor surgery, exploratory/keyhole surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Persons with day admission(s)
Percentage of persons in the population with at least one day admission in the 12 months preceding the interview.
Day admissions per 100 persons
Number of day admissions in hospital per 100 persons per year in the population.From 2021, the number of times a respondent had a day admission was no longer asked.
Day admissions per 100 patients
The average number of day admissions per 100 persons with at least 1 day admission in hospital during the 12 months preceding the interview.
From 2021, the number of times a respondent had a day admission was no longer asked.