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 Smoking status Smokers (%) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Smokers Daily smokers in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drink status Drinkers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Heavy drinkers in the population (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of cannabis Last month (%) Drugs use, 12 years or older Use of cannabis Last year (%)
Total Value 2019 20.4 14.8 75.4 8.1 4.8 7.1
Sex: Male Value 2019 23.7 17.0 80.4 8.8 6.8 9.3
Sex: Female Value 2019 17.1 12.7 70.6 7.4 2.8 4.8
Age: 12 to 15 years Value 2019 1.7 0.8 20.1 0.9 1.8 2.6
Age: 16 to 19 years Value 2019 15.9 8.2 70.0 11.1 9.0 15.8
Age: 20 to 29 years Value 2019 30.6 17.7 85.7 16.8 12.5 18.8
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 March 11, 2021
Data about 2020 are added.

When will new data be published?
Data on report year 2021 will appear in March 2022.

Description topics

Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older
Questions on smoking behaviour are asked to persons aged 12 years or older.
Smoking status
Smokers
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who answered ‘Yes’ to the question: ‘Do you ever smoke?’
From 2014 to 2017, the introductory text for this question was: ‘Now some questions about smoking.’ From 2018 to 2019 this text was changed in: ‘Now some questions about smoking. We mean smoking of all kinds of tobacco products here, but not the use of an electronic cigarette.’ From 2020 this introduction text was replaced by ‘Now some questions about smoking. We mean smoking of all kinds of tobacco products here, but not the use of an electronic cigarette or a device in which tobacco is heated (heat stick, heat-not-burn), such as the IQOS’.
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?
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 ".
Drinkers
Heavy drinkers in the population
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who at least once a week drink 6 or more alcoholic beverages in one day (men) or who at least once a week drink 4 or more of alcoholic beverages in one day (women).
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 month
Last year