Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Up to 1 glass per day in the population (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Guideline alcohol use (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drink status Persons who never drank alcohol (%) Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older Drinkers Number of alcoholic beverages per day (number) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of fruit Sufficient fruit during 7 days a week (%) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of fruit At least 5 days a week sufficient fruit (%) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of vegetables Sufficient vegetables during 7 days/week (%) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of vegetables At least 5 days/wk sufficient vegetables (%) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of fish At least one day a week (%) Nutrition, 4 years or older Consumption of fish Min. 2 days/week, of which 1 x oily fish (%)
Total Value 2014 40.6 39.8 11.4 1.4 26.2 35.2 28.2 54.5 55.7 14.6
Total Value 2015 41.4 40.3 11.8 1.3 28.6 37.6 30.3 56.2 56.0 15.4
Total Value 2016 42.5 41.6 12.2 1.2 28.8 38.3 18.5 39.6 56.9 16.1
Total Value 2017 43.2 42.5 12.9 1.3 30.4 39.6 20.0 42.4 57.1 16.3
Total Value 2018 43.1 42.3 12.7 1.2 28.9 38.8 20.0 42.6 56.5 16.0
Total Value 2019 44.4 43.4 13.3 1.2 29.6 39.5 20.3 41.3 55.9 16.5
Total Value 2020 47.5 46.6 13.7 1.1 29.7 40.6 19.9 41.9 56.1 16.1
Total Value 2021 46.9 46.2 12.6 1.1 27.4 38.8 22.1 44.6 56.3 15.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 39.6 38.7 10.7 1.3 25.3 34.3 27.3 53.5 54.7 13.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 40.4 39.3 11.1 1.3 27.6 36.6 29.4 55.2 55.0 14.7
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 41.4 40.5 11.5 1.2 27.8 37.2 17.7 38.6 55.8 15.4
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 42.2 41.4 12.2 1.2 29.5 38.6 19.1 41.4 56.1 15.6
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 42.1 41.3 12.0 1.2 28.0 37.8 19.2 41.6 55.5 15.2
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 43.4 42.4 12.5 . 28.6 38.5 19.5 40.3 54.9 15.7
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 46.3 45.4 12.9 1.1 28.7 39.6 19.1 40.9 55.1 15.3
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 45.7 45.0 11.8 1.1 26.4 37.7 21.2 43.4 55.2 15.1
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 41.7 40.8 12.1 1.4 27.1 36.2 29.2 55.6 56.8 15.3
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 42.5 41.4 12.5 1.4 29.5 38.6 31.3 57.2 57.1 16.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 43.6 42.6 12.9 1.3 29.7 39.3 19.3 40.6 57.9 16.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 44.3 43.5 13.7 1.3 31.3 40.6 20.8 43.4 58.1 17.1
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 44.2 43.3 13.4 1.2 29.8 39.8 20.8 43.5 57.5 16.8
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 45.4 44.4 14.1 . 30.6 40.5 21.1 42.3 56.9 17.3
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 48.6 47.7 14.5 1.1 30.7 41.7 20.8 43.0 57.2 16.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 48.1 47.4 13.5 1.1 28.5 39.9 23.1 45.7 57.5 16.8
Sex: Male Value 2014 31.4 30.6 8.7 1.7 22.1 31.4 28.4 55.2 54.6 13.3
Sex: Male Value 2015 31.2 30.1 9.4 1.6 24.3 33.8 30.0 56.6 55.1 14.3
Sex: Male Value 2016 32.5 31.4 8.8 1.5 25.0 35.5 18.5 40.2 57.0 14.7
Sex: Male Value 2017 33.7 32.9 10.3 1.6 25.5 35.2 20.3 42.8 56.5 14.8
Sex: Male Value 2018 34.0 33.1 10.0 1.5 25.1 36.4 19.0 42.7 56.5 15.1
Sex: Male Value 2019 34.0 33.1 10.6 1.5 26.1 36.8 20.2 41.4 56.3 15.9
Sex: Male Value 2020 37.4 36.4 10.5 1.4 25.4 37.5 19.4 41.4 55.3 14.6
Sex: Male Value 2021 38.3 37.7 10.5 1.3 22.5 34.4 21.7 44.1 56.1 14.7
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 30.0 29.2 7.8 1.6 20.9 30.0 27.1 53.8 53.2 12.3
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 29.7 28.7 8.5 1.6 23.0 32.4 28.7 55.1 53.6 13.3
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 31.0 29.9 7.9 1.5 23.7 34.1 17.4 38.8 55.6 13.7
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 32.2 31.5 9.3 1.6 24.3 33.8 19.1 41.3 55.1 13.8
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 32.5 31.7 9.1 1.4 23.9 35.1 17.8 41.3 55.1 14.1
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 32.6 31.7 9.6 . 24.9 35.4 19.0 40.0 54.9 14.9
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 35.9 34.8 9.5 1.3 24.1 36.0 18.2 39.9 53.8 13.5
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 36.6 36.0 9.4 1.3 21.2 32.8 20.4 42.5 54.5 13.5
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 32.8 32.0 9.5 1.8 23.3 32.8 29.8 56.7 56.1 14.3
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 32.6 31.6 10.3 1.7 25.5 35.2 31.4 58.0 56.6 15.4
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 33.9 32.9 9.7 1.6 26.3 36.9 19.7 41.7 58.5 15.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 35.1 34.4 11.2 1.7 26.8 36.6 21.4 44.2 57.9 15.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 35.4 34.5 10.9 1.6 26.4 37.8 20.1 44.1 57.9 16.1
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 35.4 34.5 11.6 . 27.3 38.2 21.4 42.8 57.7 16.9
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 39.0 37.9 11.5 1.4 26.7 39.0 20.6 42.9 56.8 15.7
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 40.0 39.4 11.7 1.4 23.9 35.9 23.1 45.8 57.8 15.9
Sex: Female Value 2014 49.7 48.7 14.1 1.0 30.2 39.0 28.1 53.9 56.9 15.8
Sex: Female Value 2015 51.4 50.3 14.3 0.9 32.8 41.4 30.6 55.8 57.0 16.5
Sex: Female Value 2016 52.4 51.5 15.6 0.9 32.5 40.9 18.5 39.0 56.7 17.5
Sex: Female Value 2017 52.6 51.8 15.6 0.9 35.2 44.0 19.6 42.1 57.7 17.8
Sex: Female Value 2018 52.1 51.3 15.3 0.8 32.6 41.1 21.0 42.4 56.5 16.8
Sex: Female Value 2019 54.6 53.6 15.9 0.8 33.1 42.1 20.5 41.1 55.5 17.1
Sex: Female Value 2020 57.3 56.6 16.9 0.8 34.0 43.7 20.4 42.4 57.0 17.6
Sex: Female Value 2021 55.3 54.5 14.7 0.8 32.3 43.2 22.5 45.0 56.5 17.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 48.1 47.2 13.1 0.9 28.9 37.6 26.8 52.4 55.4 14.8
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 49.9 48.8 13.2 0.9 31.4 40.0 29.3 54.4 55.5 15.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 50.8 49.9 14.5 0.9 31.1 39.5 17.4 37.5 55.2 16.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 51.1 50.4 14.5 0.9 33.9 42.6 18.5 40.7 56.3 16.8
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 50.6 49.9 14.3 0.8 31.3 39.7 19.9 41.0 55.1 15.8
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 53.0 52.0 14.7 . 31.7 40.7 19.3 39.7 54.1 16.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 55.7 55.0 15.7 0.7 32.6 42.2 19.2 40.9 55.5 16.5
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 53.6 52.8 13.5 0.8 30.8 41.6 21.1 43.4 54.9 15.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 51.2 50.3 15.2 1.0 31.6 40.4 29.4 55.3 58.3 16.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 53.0 51.8 15.3 1.0 34.1 42.9 32.0 57.3 58.4 17.6
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 53.9 53.0 16.7 1.0 33.9 42.4 19.7 40.4 58.2 18.6
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 54.1 53.3 16.7 1.0 36.6 45.4 20.8 43.5 59.2 18.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 53.6 52.8 16.4 0.9 33.9 42.5 22.2 43.8 57.9 17.8
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 56.2 55.2 17.1 . 34.5 43.5 21.7 42.5 56.9 18.1
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 58.9 58.1 18.0 0.8 35.4 45.2 21.6 43.9 58.5 18.8
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 57.0 56.2 16.0 0.9 33.8 44.8 23.9 46.6 58.1 18.4
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2014 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2015 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2016 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2017 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2018 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2019 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2020 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Value 2021 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 0 to 3 years Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 . . . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2014 . . . . 30.5 36.5 33.3 56.5 50.5 9.6
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 . . . . 33.7 39.5 33.7 58.2 51.0 9.7
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 . . . . 37.5 44.9 38.8 58.9 53.1 10.4
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 . . . . 41.5 48.5 41.3 65.3 50.8 9.3
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

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

Alcohol consumption, 12 years or older
The questions on consuming alcohol are asked to all persons aged 12 years or older.
Drink status
Persons who never drank alcohol
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older who answered No to the question: Did you ever drink alcohol?
Drinkers
Number of alcoholic beverages per day
Average number of glasses per day per drinker of 12 years or older.
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.
Nutrition, 4 years or older
The questions on nutrition are posed to all persons of 4 years or older and enquire about the consumption of fruit, vegetables and fish.
Consumption of fruit
Persons are being asked to indicate their consumption of fruit in a regular week during the last months.
Sufficient fruit during 7 days a week
The percentage of persons who eat at least 2 pieces of fruit (from 9 years of age) or one and a half piece of fruit (children up to and including 8 years of age) every day. One piece of fruit corresponds to 100 grams. This recommendation corresponds with the ‘Wheel of Five’ of the Netherlands Nutrition Centre. This standard originates from the Dutch Dietary Guidelines (November 2015) of the Dutch Health Council.
At least 5 days a week sufficient fruit
The percentage of persons who, on at least 5 days of the week, eat at least 2 pieces of fruit (from 9 years of age) or one and a half piece of fruit (children up to and including 8 years of age). One piece of fruit corresponds to 100 grams.
Consumption of vegetables
Persons are being asked for the consumption of vegetables in a regular week during the last months.
Sufficient vegetables during 7 days/week
Percentage of persons who eat at least 5 serving spoons of vegetables each day. This guideline applies to persons aged 14 years and over. For children aged 4 to 8 years, at least 2 serving spoons of vegetables per day are required and for children aged 9 to 13 years, at least 3 serving spoons of vegetables per day are required. One serving spoon of vegetables corresponds to 50 grams. The number of spoons corresponds to the recommended number of vegetables a day from the ‘Wheel of Five’ of the Netherlands Nutrition Centre. This standard originates from the Dutch Dietary Guidelines (November 2015) of the Dutch Health Council. The figures for 2014 and 2015 are based on the former dietary guidelines (in Dutch: Richtlijnen Voedselkeuze 2011) . The former guideline was different from the new guideline for people aged 14 and over: at least 4 serving spoons for people aged 14 to 70 years and at least 3 serving spoons for people over 71 years of age. The figures for the years from 2016 onwards are based on the new guideline. Due to the change in the guideline, the figures of the consumption of vegetables from 2016 onwards cannot be compared with those of 2014 and 2015 for people aged 14 years or over.
At least 5 days/wk sufficient vegetables
Percentage of persons who eat at least 5 serving spoons of vegetables at least 5 days per week. This guideline applies to persons aged 14 years and over. For children aged 4 to 8 years, at least 2 serving spoons of vegetables per day are required for at least 5 days per week and for children aged 9 to 13 years, at least 3 serving spoons of vegetables per day are required for at least 5 days per week. One serving spoon of vegetables corresponds to 50 grams. The number of spoons corresponds to the recommended number of vegetables a day from the ‘Wheel of Five’ of the Netherlands Nutrition Centre. This standard originates from the Dutch Dietary Guidelines (November 2015) of the Dutch Health Council. The figures for 2014 and 2015 are based on the former dietary guidelines. The former guideline was different from the new guideline for people aged 14 and over: at least 4 serving spoons for people aged 14 to 70 years and at least 3 serving spoons for people over 71 years of age. The figures for the years from 2016 onwards are based on the new guideline. Due to the change in the guideline, the figures of the consumption of vegetables from 2016 onwards cannot be compared with those of 2014 and 2015 for people aged 14 years or over.
Consumption of fish
Persons were being asked about the consumption of fish in a regular week during the last months.
At least one day a week
The percentage of persons who eat fish at least one day a week. This recommendation corresponds with the ‘Wheel of Five’ of the Netherlands Nutrition Centre. This standard originates from the Dutch Dietary Guidelines (November 2015) of the Dutch Health Council.

Min. 2 days/week, of which 1 x oily fish
The percentage of persons who eat fish at least twice a week, one of which is oily fish, such as salmon, herring and mackerel.