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 (%) Passive smoking among non-smokers Passive smoking among non-smokers (Almost) never (%) Passive smoking among non-smokers Passive smoking among non-smokers Not daily (%) Passive smoking among non-smokers Passive smoking among non-smokers Daily, less than one hour (%) Passive smoking among non-smokers Passive smoking among non-smokers Daily, one hour or more (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Heavy drinkers in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Heavy drinkers among drinkers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Excessive drinkers in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Excessive drinkers among drinkers (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Number of alcoholic beverages per day (number) Length and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Overweight (%) Length and weight Under- and overweight, 4 years or older Degree of overweight Severe overweight (%)
Total Value 2019 20.4 14.8 77.3 18.2 2.9 1.6 8.1 10.8 7.9 10.5 1.2 44.1 12.7
Total Value 2020 18.9 13.9 80.6 15.2 2.7 1.5 7.4 10.0 6.6 8.9 1.1 44.4 12.1
Sex: Male Value 2019 23.7 17.0 75.1 20.0 3.4 1.5 8.8 10.9 9.8 12.2 1.5 48.1 11.3
Sex: Male Value 2020 21.2 15.1 79.0 16.8 2.9 1.3 8.3 10.5 7.7 9.7 1.4 47.2 10.7
Sex: Female Value 2019 17.1 12.7 79.4 16.5 2.5 1.6 7.4 10.5 6.1 8.7 0.8 40.1 14.0
Sex: Female Value 2020 16.6 12.6 82.2 13.6 2.5 1.7 6.5 9.5 5.4 8.0 0.8 41.6 13.4
Age: 18 years or older Value 2019 21.7 15.9 75.0 20.1 3.2 1.7 8.5 10.8 8.5 10.7 1.2 50.1 14.7
Age: 18 years or older Value 2020 20.2 14.9 79.1 16.5 2.8 1.7 7.7 9.9 6.9 8.9 1.1 50.0 13.9
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?
Passive smoking among non-smokers
Passive smoking is the inhalation of tobacco smoke from nearby smokers while being indoors. The table shows the distribution of answers to the question among people who do not smoke themselves: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’
Passive smoking among non-smokers
Passive smoking is the inhalation of tobacco smoke from nearby smokers while being indoors. The table shows the distribution of answers to the question among people who do not smoke themselves: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’ From 2019 onwards, the answer options were replaced by ‘Never or almost never’, ‘Less than once a week’, ‘Once a week but not every week’, ‘Daily, less than 1 hour a day’ and ‘Daily, one hour or more a day’. These data are not comparable to the data of 2015-2018.



(Almost) never
Percentage of people with answer category ‘never of almost never’ to the question: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’.
Not daily
Percentage of people with answer category ‘less than once a week’ or ‘Once a week but not every day’ to the question: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’.
Daily, less than one hour
Percentage of people with answer category ‘Daily, less than 1 hour a day’ to the question: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’.
Daily, one hour or more
Percentage of people with answer category ‘Daily, 1 hour or more a day’ to the question: ‘How often do you (or: does your child) get exposed indoor to tobacco smoke from other people?’.
Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older
The questions on consuming alcohol are asked to all persons aged 12 years or older.
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).
Heavy drinkers among drinkers
The percentage of drinkers 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).
Excessive drinkers in the population
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who drink at least 21 glasses a week (men) or 14 glasses a week (women).
Excessive drinkers among drinkers
The percentage of drinkers aged 12 years or older who drink at least 21 glasses a week (men) or 14 glasses a week (women).

Number of alcoholic beverages per day
Average number of glasses per day per drinker of 12 years or older.
Length and weight
The questions on length and weight were asked to every person. It is asked to report one's length in centimetres and one's body weight in kilograms without clothes. If a woman is pregnant, she is asked to report her body weight before the pregnancy.


Under- and overweight, 4 years or older
Under- and overweight is measured with the so-called Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI is the quotient of the body weight in kilograms and the square of the length in meters [kg/m2]. For persons aged 20 years or older, the BMI is used to calculate the following weight indicators:
1.Underweight: BMI < 18,5
2.Normal weight: BMI >= 18,5 and < 25,0
3.Overweight: BMI >= 25,0
a.Moderate overweight: BMI >= 25,0 and < 30,0
b.Severe overweight: BMI >= 30,0
For persons younger than 20 years of age, different limit values apply. These values depend on gender and age . Respondents whose length and/or weight is unknown or who reported an improbable weight in relation to their length are not used for calculating the indicators. This applies to persons aged 20 years or older with a BMI lower than 14 or higher than 50, and persons younger than 20 years of age with a BMI below 10 or above 50. From 2018 onwards, there is no longer un upper limit of BMI.
Overweight
The percentage of persons whose BMI is 25,0 kg/m2 or more.
For persons below age 18, different limits apply. These limits correspond with a BMI value of 25,0 kg/m2 in adults.


Degree of overweight
Severe overweight
The percentage of persons whose BMI is 30,0 kg/m2 or more.
For persons below age 18, different limits apply. These limits correspond with a BMI value of 30,0 kg/m2 for adults.