Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Life style and (preventive) health examination; personal characteristics

Characteristics persons Margins Periods Physical activity, 4 years or older Subscription sports provider (%) Physical activity, 4 years or older Member sports club (%)
Total Value 2014 . .
Total Value 2015 20.0 26.0
Total Value 2016 20.0 24.3
Total Value 2017 21.9 24.2
Total Value 2018 23.2 24.1
Total Value 2019 23.7 23.1
Total Value 2020 24.2 23.0
Total Value 2021 20.0 24.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 19.2 25.1
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 19.2 23.4
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 21.1 23.3
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 22.3 23.3
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 22.9 22.3
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 23.3 22.1
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 19.1 23.0
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 20.9 26.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 20.8 25.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 22.8 25.1
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 24.0 25.0
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 24.5 23.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 25.1 23.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 20.9 25.0
Sex: Male Value 2014 . .
Sex: Male Value 2015 18.9 30.8
Sex: Male Value 2016 17.9 29.1
Sex: Male Value 2017 20.5 28.8
Sex: Male Value 2018 21.2 28.5
Sex: Male Value 2019 21.3 27.4
Sex: Male Value 2020 21.9 27.7
Sex: Male Value 2021 18.6 27.2
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 17.8 29.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 16.7 27.8
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 19.4 27.5
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 20.0 27.3
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 20.1 26.0
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 20.6 26.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 17.3 25.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 20.1 32.1
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 19.0 30.5
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 21.7 30.1
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 22.3 29.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 22.5 28.8
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 23.2 29.1
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 19.9 28.7
Sex: Female Value 2014 . .
Sex: Female Value 2015 21.2 21.4
Sex: Female Value 2016 22.1 19.5
Sex: Female Value 2017 23.3 19.7
Sex: Female Value 2018 25.1 19.8
Sex: Female Value 2019 26.1 18.8
Sex: Female Value 2020 26.5 18.3
Sex: Female Value 2021 21.4 20.8
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 20.0 20.2
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 20.9 18.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 22.1 18.5
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 23.9 18.7
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 24.9 17.6
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 25.1 17.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 20.1 19.5
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 . .
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 22.4 22.6
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 23.3 20.7
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 24.5 20.8
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 26.4 20.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 27.3 20.0
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 27.8 19.5
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 22.8 22.1
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 11.3 51.0
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2016 10.0 52.1
Age: 4 to 11 years Value 2017 11.2 48.4
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

Physical activity, 4 years or older
The questions on physical activities were asked to every person aged 4 years or older, and are based upon the so-called ‘Short Questionnaire to Assess Health Enhancing Physical Activity’ (SQUASH). This questionnaire aims to provide a complete view of a person’s physical activity. Frequencies and durations of the following physical activities were asked for:
1.  Commuting to work or school by cycle or on foot,
2.  Activities at work or in school,
3.  Housekeeping activities ,
4.  Walking, cycling, gardening and doing odd jobs in spare time,
5.  Practicing sports.
From 2017 onwards, Statistics Netherlands publishes the new physical activity guidelines (drawn up by the Dutch Health Council) for people aged 4 years or older.

In order to get a better understanding of the physical activity of young people of 12 years and older, questions relating to physical education were added to the questionnaire starting in 2019. This means that for all children, aged 12 or older attending secondary school, questions about sport and physical education and sport activities organized by school were added. For children from 4 till 12 years, these questions about physical education were already included in the questionnaire.
Because of this, data from 2019 onwards about complying physical activity guidelines are not comparable with data of 2016-2018, especially for young people from 12 years or older.
Subscription sports provider
The percentage of persons of 4 years or older that has a subscription to a fitness centre, swimming pool or another provider of sport.
Member sports club
The percentage of persons of 4 years or older that is member of a sports club.