Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics


This table contains data on life style and on the (preventive) health examination 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 by April 23, 2020
Data about physcial activity 2019 are added.

Changes by March 11, 2020
Data on report year 2019 have been added.
Because a change in the questions and answer categories about e-sigarette and passive smoking, some new variables about these subjects are added.
Besides this, the data about nutrition (Min. 2 days/week, of which 1 x oily fish) are adapted. Figures about the population of 2 years or older were presented instead of the population of 4 years or older.

When will new data be published?
Data on report year 2020 will appear in the second quarter of 2021.

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Smoking behaviour, 12 years or olderSmoking statusSmokers (%) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or olderSmokersDaily smokers in the population (%) Passive smoking among non-smokersPassive smoking among non-smokers(Almost) never (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or olderGuideline alcohol use (%) Length and weightUnder- and overweight, 4 years or olderOverweight (%) Physical activity, 4 years or olderPhysical activity guidelinesComply with physical activity guidelines (%) Physical activity, 4 years or olderWeekly sporter (%) Nutrition, 4 years or olderConsumption of fruitAt least 5 days a week sufficient fruit (%)
Total Value 2019 20.4 14.8 77.3 43.4 44.1 49.0 53.8 39.5
Sex: Male Value 2019 23.7 17.0 75.1 33.1 48.1 51.1 54.6 36.8
Sex: Female Value 2019 17.1 12.7 79.4 53.6 40.1 47.0 52.9 42.1
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2019 . . 94.2 . 12.0 55.9 63.2 46.3
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2019 1.7 0.8 73.5 79.9 14.7 42.9 73.8 26.5
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2019 15.9 8.2 53.1 35.4 16.2 47.0 66.6 28.0
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2019 30.6 17.7 54.2 28.6 31.7 58.2 67.7 32.5
Age: 30 to 39 years Value 2019 26.0 18.3 71.3 40.8 45.2 48.0 56.4 37.9
Age: 40 to 49 years Value 2019 23.4 17.8 77.7 41.1 53.7 51.1 55.8 35.9
Age: 50 to 54 years Value 2019 23.9 19.6 75.9 40.0 58.6 51.0 51.6 38.6
Age: 55 to 64 years Value 2019 21.0 17.2 78.0 39.0 58.1 48.7 45.5 42.2
Age: 65 to 74 years Value 2019 14.1 12.2 85.5 47.0 60.3 49.6 41.6 49.1
Age: 75 years or older Value 2019 7.7 6.9 88.7 65.9 54.3 27.0 26.4 49.4
Background: Netherlands Value 2019 19.4 14.0 77.9 38.8 43.1 50.7 55.3 39.5
Background: western Value 2019 24.6 17.2 78.1 46.0 47.8 49.6 51.7 40.1
Background: 1st generation western Value 2019 23.4 17.5 74.6 52.2 52.8 50.4 48.2 40.8
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2019 25.4 16.9 80.2 41.7 44.5 49.0 53.9 39.6
Background: non-western Value 2019 23.0 17.9 73.4 69.0 46.7 39.1 46.9 38.6
Background: 1st generation non-western Value 2019 25.1 20.4 73.9 70.7 54.9 38.1 40.0 41.4
Background: 2nd generation non-western Value 2019 19.3 13.4 72.9 66.1 35.5 40.5 56.1 34.7
Level of educ.: pre-prim.and prim. educ. Value 2019 26.5 25.5 77.3 63.8 65.1 28.4 20.7 39.9
Level of educ.: lower sec. education Value 2019 25.7 22.5 80.6 52.8 60.3 39.8 33.4 41.6
Level of educ.:upper secondary Value 2019 24.0 18.8 74.4 39.6 55.9 47.8 48.4 39.2
Level of educ: bachelor degrees Value 2019 15.6 9.2 79.5 35.4 46.1 53.0 61.6 42.3
Level of educ: master degrees and doc. Value 2019 10.7 4.2 79.8 34.1 35.5 62.3 72.2 43.6
Level of education: unknown Value 2019 20.4 18.4 74.2 68.4 70.8 43.6 29.7 43.3
Source: CBS.
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