Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Sexual health, 16 years or older Use of contraception (pill incl.), 16-49 (%) Sexual health, 16 years or older Use of contraceptive pill, 16-49 years (%)
Total Value 2014 72.9 38.1
Total Value 2015 71.6 34.4
Total Value 2016 71.9 35.1
Total Value 2017 71.3 36.5
Total Value 2018 71.8 35.3
Total Value 2019 73.9 36.5
Total Value 2020 70.9 32.0
Total Value 2021 75.9 32.6
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 70.7 36.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 69.3 32.4
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 69.6 33.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 69.1 34.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 69.6 32.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 71.7 34.1
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 68.5 29.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 73.2 30.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 75.0 40.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 73.8 36.5
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 74.2 37.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 73.6 38.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 74.0 37.6
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 76.1 38.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 73.4 34.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 78.3 35.1
Sex: Male Value 2014
Sex: Male Value 2015
Sex: Male Value 2016
Sex: Male Value 2017
Sex: Male Value 2018
Sex: Male Value 2019
Sex: Male Value 2020
Sex: Male Value 2021
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021
Sex: Female Value 2014 72.9 38.1
Sex: Female Value 2015 71.6 34.4
Sex: Female Value 2016 71.9 35.1
Sex: Female Value 2017 71.3 36.5
Sex: Female Value 2018 71.8 35.3
Sex: Female Value 2019 73.9 36.5
Sex: Female Value 2020 70.9 32.0
Sex: Female Value 2021 75.9 32.6
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 70.7 36.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 69.3 32.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 69.6 33.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 69.1 34.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 69.6 32.9
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 71.7 34.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 68.5 29.9
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 73.2 30.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 75.0 40.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 73.8 36.5
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 74.2 37.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 73.6 38.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 74.0 37.6
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 76.1 38.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 73.4 34.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 78.3 35.1
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

Sexual health, 16 years or older
The questions on sexual health are asked to persons aged 16 years or older.
Use of contraception (pill incl.), 16-49
The percentage of the sexually active women aged 16 to 49 years who use contraceptives, such as the contraception pill, condom, IUD, or sterilization. A woman is considered to be sexually active, if she has had sex in the last 12 months. As of 2021, the question about contraceptive methods, other than the contraceptive pill, has changed. Where previously it was asked “Do you currently use another method of contraception, for example condoms, a IUD or sterilization?”, with the answer options 'yes', 'no' and 'no answer', from 2021 you will be asked “Do you currently use (any) other contraception?”, with the answer options 'no', 'yes condoms', 'yes, a copper IUD', 'yes, a hormone IUD', 'yes, you have been sterilized', 'yes your partner has been sterilized', 'yes another method' and 'no answer'. Explicitly naming the different methods as an answer option may have resulted in a higher number of yes answers. It is therefore not easy to compare figures on contraceptive use from 2020 and earlier with figures from 2021 and later.
Use of contraceptive pill, 16-49 years
For the years 2014-2016 and since 2020: the percentage of women aged 16 to 49 years who use the contraceptive pill. For the years 2017-2019: the percentage of sexually active women aged 16 to 49 years who use the contraceptive pill. Women are sexually active if they have had sex in the last 12 months.
The percentages since 2020 are therefore comparable to the percentages of 2014-2016, but not to those for 2017-2019.