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 Cigarette smokers Cigarette smokers (%) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Cigarette smokers Cigarettes per day per smoker (number) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Cigarette smokers Smoking years current cigarette smokers (number) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Cigarette smokers Quitting attempts in the past 12 months (%) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Former cigarette smokers Smoking years former cigarette smokers (number) Smoking behaviour, 12 years or older Former cigarette smokers Quitting years former cigarette smokers (number) E-cigarette E-cigarette (%) E-cigarette E-cigarette, regularly or every day (%)
Total Value 2014 22.3 10.7 25.3 33.7 19.4 19.2 . .
Total Value 2015 22.6 10.4 25.6 33.1 19.3 19.8 . .
Total Value 2016 21.0 10.5 26.8 33.2 18.7 20.0 3.4 .
Total Value 2017 19.8 10.2 26.3 37.0 19.2 20.1 3.0 .
Total Value 2018 19.2 9.7 26.8 38.2 19.4 19.9 3.1 .
Total Value 2019 18.6 9.9 26.1 34.2 19.9 20.0 . 1.5
Total Value 2020 17.0 10.1 26.4 36.9 19.5 20.1 . 1.1
Total Value 2021 16.7 9.8 26.7 32.6 19.5 20.7 . 1.4
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 21.4 10.3 24.5 31.5 18.8 18.6 . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 21.6 10.0 24.9 30.9 18.8 19.2 . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 20.1 10.1 26.0 30.9 18.2 19.4 3.0 .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 19.0 9.8 25.5 34.7 18.7 19.6 2.6 .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 18.4 9.3 26.0 35.9 18.9 19.3 2.7 .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 17.8 9.5 25.3 31.8 19.3 19.4 . 1.3
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 16.2 9.7 25.5 34.2 19.0 19.5 . 0.8
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 15.7 9.3 25.6 29.6 19.0 20.0 . 1.1
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 23.2 11.1 26.0 35.9 19.9 19.8 . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 23.5 10.7 26.4 35.2 19.9 20.4 . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 21.9 10.9 27.6 35.4 19.3 20.6 3.8 .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 20.7 10.6 27.1 39.3 19.8 20.7 3.3 .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 20.0 10.1 27.6 40.5 19.9 20.4 3.5 .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 19.4 10.3 26.9 36.6 20.5 20.6 . 1.7
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 17.9 10.5 27.3 39.5 20.1 20.7 . 1.3
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 17.7 10.3 27.9 35.7 20.1 21.4 . 1.7
Sex: Male Value 2014 24.5 11.3 24.2 30.0 21.2 19.1 . .
Sex: Male Value 2015 24.5 10.9 24.4 33.2 20.3 20.2 . .
Sex: Male Value 2016 24.0 10.6 25.6 32.9 19.7 20.3 3.7 .
Sex: Male Value 2017 22.3 10.5 25.4 38.1 20.3 20.0 3.1 .
Sex: Male Value 2018 20.7 10.4 26.4 37.0 20.4 19.7 3.4 .
Sex: Male Value 2019 20.7 10.3 25.1 32.0 21.1 19.8 . 1.6
Sex: Male Value 2020 18.3 10.4 26.0 37.0 20.3 20.2 . 1.1
Sex: Male Value 2021 18.9 10.4 26.2 33.7 20.4 20.3 . 1.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 23.1 10.7 23.2 27.2 20.4 18.3 . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 23.1 10.4 23.4 30.2 19.6 19.4 . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 22.7 10.1 24.7 29.9 18.9 19.4 3.1 .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 21.0 10.0 24.3 35.0 19.6 19.2 2.6 .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 19.5 9.9 25.3 33.9 19.7 18.9 2.8 .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 19.5 9.7 24.1 28.9 20.3 19.0 . 1.2
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 17.0 9.8 24.8 33.4 19.5 19.3 . 0.8
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 17.5 9.7 24.8 29.6 19.5 19.4 . 1.0
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 25.8 11.8 25.2 32.9 22.0 19.9 . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 25.8 11.4 25.4 36.1 21.1 21.0 . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 25.4 11.2 26.6 35.9 20.5 21.1 4.3 .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 23.5 11.0 26.5 41.2 21.1 20.8 3.7 .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 21.9 10.9 27.5 40.2 21.1 20.5 3.9 .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 21.9 10.9 26.1 35.1 21.9 20.6 . 2.0
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 19.5 11.0 27.2 40.6 21.1 21.1 . 1.5
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 20.4 11.2 27.7 38.0 21.2 21.2 . 1.9
Sex: Female Value 2014 20.1 10.0 26.5 38.0 17.5 19.4 . .
Sex: Female Value 2015 20.7 9.7 27.0 32.9 18.2 19.3 . .
Sex: Female Value 2016 18.1 10.4 28.3 33.5 17.7 19.7 3.0 .
Sex: Female Value 2017 17.5 9.8 27.5 35.7 18.1 20.3 2.8 .
Sex: Female Value 2018 17.8 9.0 27.2 39.6 18.5 20.1 2.8 .
Sex: Female Value 2019 16.6 9.5 27.2 36.9 18.6 20.2 . 1.5
Sex: Female Value 2020 15.8 9.8 26.7 36.7 18.7 20.0 . 1.0
Sex: Female Value 2021 14.5 9.0 27.4 31.1 18.6 21.1 . 1.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 18.9 9.3 25.4 34.7 16.7 18.5 . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 19.5 9.2 25.9 29.8 17.4 18.5 . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 16.9 9.9 27.1 30.1 17.0 18.8 2.5 .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 16.3 9.3 26.3 32.3 17.4 19.5 2.3 .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 16.6 8.4 26.0 36.2 17.7 19.3 2.3 .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 15.4 8.9 26.0 33.4 17.8 19.4 . 1.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 14.6 9.2 25.4 32.9 17.9 19.1 . 0.7
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 13.3 8.3 25.6 26.8 17.8 20.1 . 1.1
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 21.3 10.6 27.6 41.3 18.2 20.2 . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 21.9 10.3 28.1 36.1 19.0 20.2 . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 19.3 11.0 29.5 37.0 18.5 20.5 3.6 .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 18.6 10.4 28.7 39.1 18.8 21.1 3.3 .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 18.9 9.5 28.4 43.0 19.2 20.9 3.3 .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 17.8 10.1 28.4 40.4 19.4 21.0 . 1.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 16.9 10.4 28.1 40.6 19.5 20.9 . 1.3
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 15.9 9.7 29.1 35.8 19.5 22.1 . 1.9
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 . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2015 . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 . . . . . . . .
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 . . . . . . . .
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.
Cigarette smokers
Cigarette smokers
The percentage of persons in the population aged 12 years or older that answered Yes to the question Do you ever smoke cigarettes from a pack and/or do you roll them yourself?
Cigarettes per day per smoker
Number of cigarettes per day per cigarette smoker aged 12 years or older.
Smoking years current cigarette smokers
Number of years that a current cigarette smoker of 12 years or older already has smoked.
Quitting attempts in the past 12 months
The percentage of the cigarette smokers aged 12 years or older who tried to stop smoking in the last 12 months, and succeeded for at least 24 hours.
Former cigarette smokers
Smoking years former cigarette smokers
Number of years that a former cigarette smoker aged 12 years or older has smoked cigarettes.

Quitting years former cigarette smokers
Number of years since former cigarette smokers aged 12 years or older quitted smoking cigarettes.

E-cigarette
From 2016, a question about the e-cigarette was added: Do you ever use an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette? Other names for this are e-smoker, shisha pen or FlavorVape.’ From 2016 -2018, the answer options were 'yes' or 'no'. From 2019 onwards, the question and the answer options were slightly different.
E-cigarette
Percentage of people aged 12 or older with answer category ‘Yes’ to the question: ‘Do you ever use an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette? Other names for this are e-smoker, shisha pen or FlavorVape.’ This question was asked in the survey from 2016 to 2018.
E-cigarette, regularly or every day
The percentage of people aged 12 years or older in the population who answered 'Yes, every day' or 'Yes, but not every day' to the question 'Do you ever use an electronic cigarette? It is also called an e-cigarette. Other names for this are e-smoker or shisha pen. We do not mean a device in which tobacco is heated (e.g. heatstick, heat-not-burn and the IQOS)'.
In the years 2019 and 2020, the answer options were Yes, every day', 'Yes, regularly but not every day', 'I've used it a few times' and 'No'. The question in 2019 was: 'Do you ever use an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette? Other names for this are e-smoker, shisha pen or FlavorVape'. In 2020 the question was changed to: 'Do you ever use an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette? Other names for this are e-smoker or shisha pen. We do not mean a device in which tobacco is heated (heatstick, heat-not-burn), such as the IQOS'.