Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Smokers Daily smokers in the population (%) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Smokers Heavy smokers in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drink status Drinkers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Up to 1 glass per day in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Guideline alcohol use (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of cannabis Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of drugs, other than cannabis Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of amphetamine Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of ecstasy Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of other drugs Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of other drugs Ever (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of drugs, total Last month (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of drugs, total Last year (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of drugs, total Ever (%)
Total Value 2019 14.8 2.8 75.4 44.4 43.4 7.1 4.4 1.6 3.2 1.5 6.3 5.8 9.1 23.4
Sex: Male Value 2019 17.0 3.4 80.4 34.0 33.1 9.3 5.6 2.1 4.2 2.2 8.9 8.1 11.5 28.2
Sex: Female Value 2019 12.7 2.2 70.6 54.6 53.6 4.8 3.2 1.1 2.1 0.9 3.7 3.7 6.7 18.7
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2019 0.8 0.4 20.1 90.5 79.9 2.6 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 2.1 2.9 3.6
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2019 8.2 0.2 70.0 42.6 35.4 15.8 4.9 1.3 3.3 2.6 3.3 9.6 16.9 22.8
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2019 17.7 2.5 85.7 28.6 28.6 18.8 15.9 6.0 12.5 5.4 15.1 16.2 25.5 49.0
Age: 30 to 39 years Value 2019 18.3 2.8 78.6 40.8 40.8 9.7 6.5 2.6 4.9 2.0 12.4 8.0 12.9 40.5
Age: 40 to 49 years Value 2019 17.8 3.8 79.5 41.1 41.1 6.3 3.6 1.1 2.1 1.1 7.5 6.0 8.3 27.6
Age: 50 to 54 years Value 2019 19.6 4.6 80.1 40.0 40.0 4.8 1.5 0.3 1.2 0.5 4.1 3.9 5.4 20.6
Age: 55 to 64 years Value 2019 17.2 4.1 79.9 39.0 39.0 3.1 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 2.5 2.1 3.6 14.2
Age: 65 to 74 years Value 2019 12.2 2.6 78.1 47.0 47.0 0.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.7 0.7 1.0 6.6
Age: 75 years or older Value 2019 6.9 0.7 66.8 65.9 65.9 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 1.4
Age: 0 to 11 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 12 to 17 years Value 2019 2.8 0.2 34.6 76.9 65.4 5.8 1.6 0.2 0.6 1.0 1.6 3.8 6.6 8.6
Age: 18 years or older Value 2019 15.9 3.0 79.1 41.5 41.5 7.2 4.6 1.7 3.4 1.6 6.7 6.0 9.3 24.7
Position: Single; < 40 year Value 2019 22.3 3.4 85.2 28.8 28.6 24.7 18.7 9.9 14.8 7.3 21.0 23.5 31.6 56.5
Position: Single; 40 to 64 years Value 2019 29.2 9.9 76.0 42.3 42.3 9.6 3.8 2.0 1.8 0.7 6.7 8.2 11.4 31.0
Position: Single; >= 65 years Value 2019 12.2 2.9 68.5 60.9 60.9 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.3 1.4 1.4 6.7
Position: child<18 yrs. One-parent Value 2019 3.0 0.0 32.0 77.8 68.0 13.1 1.2 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.0 8.2 13.1 15.3
Positon: child of age, one-parent family Value 2019 18.8 2.2 80.3 36.1 36.1 22.4 14.3 3.7 10.1 6.9 12.8 18.4 27.1 40.0
Position: child < 18 yrs., two-parents Value 2019 2.3 0.3 34.9 76.9 65.1 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.6 0.6 0.9 2.4 4.4 6.4
Position: child >= 18 yrs., two-parents Value 2019 16.0 2.5 80.2 31.2 31.2 16.3 9.3 2.8 8.2 2.6 8.8 12.1 19.8 34.1
Position: single parent Value 2019 27.3 4.3 72.2 48.4 48.4 8.1 3.5 0.0 1.5 2.2 8.5 7.2 10.8 30.6
Position: partner in couple with child Value 2019 13.4 1.9 79.0 41.0 41.0 3.7 2.4 0.6 1.6 0.7 6.4 2.9 5.1 25.2
Partner in couple, no child; <40 yrs. Value 2019 13.8 3.0 89.7 27.7 27.7 12.2 11.4 3.4 8.8 2.6 13.6 9.6 18.8 48.5
Partner in couple: no child, 40-64 yrs. Value 2019 17.2 3.3 84.4 36.3 36.3 2.8 1.0 0.2 0.9 0.3 2.6 2.6 3.4 14.1
Partner in couple: no child, >=65 yrs. Value 2019 8.7 1.2 77.1 50.7 50.7 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.2 0.4 3.0
Position: other member of household Value 2019 16.7 1.8 74.3 42.6 41.6 18.9 13.0 5.6 9.5 5.4 9.8 14.0 22.8 36.7
Background: Netherlands Value 2019 14.0 2.5 80.2 39.8 38.8 6.4 4.3 1.6 3.2 1.5 6.1 5.4 8.5 22.9
Background: western Value 2019 17.2 4.7 77.8 47.0 46.0 8.1 4.9 1.4 3.2 2.0 8.6 6.9 10.3 27.2
Background: 1st generation western Value 2019 17.5 5.1 75.7 52.7 52.2 6.1 2.3 0.4 0.7 1.3 5.7 5.2 7.4 24.8
Background: 2nd generation western Value 2019 16.9 4.5 79.2 43.0 41.7 9.6 6.7 2.0 4.9 2.5 10.7 8.1 12.3 28.8
Background: non-western Value 2019 17.9 2.8 45.0 69.9 69.0 10.1 4.4 1.3 2.9 1.3 5.4 7.6 11.5 23.1
Background: 1st generation non-western Value 2019 20.4 3.6 44.8 70.9 70.7 8.6 3.4 1.3 1.9 0.8 4.2 7.0 9.8 19.7
Background: 2nd generation non-western Value 2019 13.4 1.2 45.5 68.2 66.1 12.9 6.2 1.4 4.6 2.3 7.6 8.8 14.5 29.0
Level of education: low Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level of education: middle Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level of education: high Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Level of educ.: pre-prim.and prim. educ. Value 2019 25.5 5.1 55.5 63.8 63.8 4.0 1.7 0.7 0.6 0.5 2.3 4.0 4.6 9.3
Level of educ.: lower sec. education Value 2019 22.5 5.1 68.1 52.8 52.8 4.4 2.1 0.7 0.9 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.7 15.4
Level of educ.:upper secondary Value 2019 18.8 3.6 81.5 39.6 39.6 5.8 3.3 1.2 2.2 1.2 6.4 5.4 7.3 23.1
Level of educ: bachelor degrees Value 2019 9.2 1.6 87.7 35.4 35.4 6.0 4.4 1.9 3.2 1.6 8.6 5.2 8.3 27.8
Level of educ: master degrees and doc. Value 2019 4.2 0.9 88.8 34.1 34.1 6.0 5.7 1.3 4.9 1.2 7.8 4.1 9.7 34.9
Level of education: unknown Value 2019 18.4 2.0 50.5 68.4 68.4 3.0 2.1 2.1 0.9 0.9 3.9 3.0 4.2 11.6
Equivalised income: 1st 20%-group Value 2019 23.6 5.9 60.7 57.2 56.3 13.1 7.6 4.0 4.9 2.8 10.3 12.0 16.3 29.9
Equivalised income: 2nd 20%-group Value 2019 18.9 2.2 68.0 51.5 50.8 5.9 3.6 1.3 2.1 1.5 6.1 4.9 7.5 20.1
Equivalised income: 3rd 20%-group Value 2019 15.8 3.3 75.1 46.5 45.3 6.7 3.4 1.0 2.3 1.4 5.8 5.7 8.4 23.5
Equivalised income: 4th 20%-group Value 2019 10.6 2.0 81.0 39.9 38.8 5.4 3.9 0.9 2.7 1.0 5.6 4.1 7.2 21.6
Equivalised income: 5th 20%-group Value 2019 9.1 1.4 86.1 33.1 32.2 5.6 4.2 1.3 3.9 1.4 4.9 4.1 7.7 23.1
Wealth: 1st 20%-group Value 2019 24.4 4.9 71.8 43.9 42.5 13.6 9.2 3.9 7.0 3.1 12.2 12.1 17.9 37.0
Wealth: 2nd 20%-group Value 2019 23.2 4.6 64.9 52.7 52.2 9.1 4.6 1.9 2.8 1.7 8.2 7.4 10.7 25.6
Wealth: 3rd 20%-group Value 2019 13.0 2.2 77.2 41.9 41.4 5.2 3.8 1.1 2.9 1.4 6.2 4.3 7.5 24.7
Wealth: 4th 20%-group Value 2019 10.0 1.9 79.4 42.5 41.2 4.6 2.5 0.8 2.0 0.7 4.1 3.6 5.7 18.2
Wealth: 5th 20%-group Value 2019 7.3 1.1 81.3 42.4 41.4 4.1 2.7 0.6 1.8 1.0 2.5 3.0 5.4 14.9
Welfare: 1st 20%-group Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welfare: 2nd 20%-group Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welfare: 3rd 20%-group Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welfare: 4th 20%-group Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Welfare 5th 20%-group Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 May 16, 2021
Data about physical activity (4 years or older) 2021 are added.

When will new data be published?
Data on report year 2022 will appear in March 2023.

Description topics

Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older
Questions on smoking behaviour are asked to persons aged 12 years or older.
Smokers
Daily smokers in the population
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who answered Yes’ to the question ‘Do you smoke every day?
Heavy smokers in the population
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who smoke 20 or more cigarettes per day. Persons who only smoke cigars and/or pipe are not considered to be heavy smokers.
Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older
The questions on consuming alcohol are asked to all persons aged 12 years or older.
Drink status
Drinkers
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older that answered ‘Yes’ to the question: ‘Did you ever drink an alcoholic beverage during the last 12 months, such as beer, wine, spirits, mixed drinks or cocktails? Beer without alcohol or containing only little alcohol does not count.’ From 2020, the question has been changed to: "Have you ever drunk alcohol in the past 12 months, for example beer, wine, spirits, mixed drinks or cocktails? By this we also mean low-alcohol beer, but not non-alcoholic beer ".
Up to 1 glass per day in the population
Percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who do not drink or at most 1 glass per day.
Guideline alcohol use
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older that meet the guideline on alcohol use. Since 2014, the guideline for persons aged 12 to 18 years is: do not drink until you are 18 years old. Since 2015, the guideline for adults is: do not drink or at most 1 glass per day. This guideline originates from the Guidelines for Good Nutrition (in Dutch: Richtlijnen Goede Voeding) of the Dutch Health Council.
Drugs use, 12 years or older
The questions on the use of drugs are asked to persons aged twelve years or older. For the following types of drugs, it is asked whether people have ever used it and if so, when for the last time:
Cannabis (hashish, weed, marijuana)
Amphetamine (such as pep and speed)
XTC (ecstasy, MDMA)
LSD
Mushrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms, magic mushrooms)
Cocaine (including crack, basecoke, freebase)
Heroine (horse, smack, or brown)
GHB
Methadone
From 2018: 4-Fluoramphetamine, also known as 4-FA, 4-FMP or Flux
Other drugs
The answer categories for each type of drug are:
Yes, in the last 30 days
Yes, in the last 12 months, but not in the last 30 days
Yes, more than 12 months ago
No, never used

Use of cannabis
Based on the question about the use of cannabis (hashish, weed, marijuana)

Last year
Use of drugs, other than cannabis
Based on the question about the use of:
•  Amphetamine (such as pep and speed)
•  XTC (ecstasy, MDMA)
•  LSD
•  Mushrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms, magic mushrooms)
•  Cocaine (including crack, cooked coke, freebase)
•  Heroine (horse, smack or brown)
•  GHB
•  Methadone
•  From 2018: 4-Fluoramphetamine, also known as 4-FA, 4-FMP or Flux
•  Other drugs
This concerns the use of one or more of these types of drugs. When several of these drugs are used, the most recently used drug type determines which of the answer categories ‘last month’, ‘last year’ and ‘ever’ applies.
Last year
Use of amphetamine
Based on the question about the use of amphetamine (such as pep and speed)
Last year
Use of ecstasy
Based on the question about the use of XTC (ecstasy, MDMA)
Last year
Use of other drugs
Based on the questions about the use of:
LSD
Mushrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms, magic mushrooms)
Heroine (horse, smack or brown)
GHB
Methadone
From 2018: 4-Fluoramphetamine, also known as 4-FA, 4-FMP or Flux
Other drugs
This concerns the use of one or more of these types of drugs. When several of these drugs are used, the most recently used drug type determines which of the categories last month, last year and ever applies.
Last year
Ever
Use of drugs, total
Based on the question about the use of:
Cannabis (hashish, marijuana)
Amphetamine (such as pep and speed)
XTC (ecstasy, MDMA)
LSD
Mushrooms (hallucinogenic mushrooms, magic mushrooms)
Cocaine (including crack, cooked coke, freebase)
Heroine (horse, smack or brown)
GHB
Methadone
From 2018: 4-Fluoramphetamine, also known as 4-FA, 4-FMP or Flux
Other drugs
Total drug used concerns the use of one or more of these types of drugs. When several of these drugs are used, the most recently used drug type determines which of the answer categories last month, last year and ever applies.
Last month
Last year
Ever