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 High risk sexual activity (%) Sexual health, 16 years or older Risk unplanned pregnancy, 16-49 years (%) Sexual health, 16 years or older HIV-test (%) Sexual health, 16 years or older STD-test (excluding HIV-test) (%) 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 2.2 15.6 5.2 5.8 72.9 38.1
Total Value 2015 2.5 16.6 4.4 5.4 71.6 34.4
Total Value 2016 2.6 16.4 4.3 5.2 71.9 35.1
Total Value 2017 2.9 . 4.5 5.5 71.3 36.5
Total Value 2018 2.6 . 3.4 4.6 71.8 35.3
Total Value 2019 3.1 6.6 4.4 5.6 73.9 36.5
Total Value 2020 2.6 7.1 2.9 4.6 70.9 32.0
Total Value 2021 2.8 7.1 2.5 3.7 75.9 32.6
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 1.8 14.0 4.7 5.3 70.7 36.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 2.1 15.0 4.0 4.9 69.3 32.4
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 2.2 14.7 3.8 4.7 69.6 33.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 2.5 . 4.0 5.0 69.1 34.0
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 2.2 . 3.0 4.1 69.6 32.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 2.7 5.4 4.0 5.0 71.7 34.1
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 2.2 5.8 2.5 4.1 68.5 29.9
Total Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 2.4 5.9 2.1 3.2 73.2 30.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 2.5 17.2 5.7 6.4 75.0 40.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 2.9 18.3 4.9 5.9 73.8 36.5
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 3.0 18.1 4.8 5.7 74.2 37.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 3.3 . 5.0 6.1 73.6 38.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 2.9 . 3.9 5.1 74.0 37.6
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 3.5 7.8 4.8 6.2 76.1 38.9
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 3.0 8.3 3.3 5.1 73.4 34.2
Total Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 3.4 8.6 3.0 4.2 78.3 35.1
Sex: Male Value 2014 2.7 4.7 4.9
Sex: Male Value 2015 2.6 3.8 4.4
Sex: Male Value 2016 3.1 4.1 4.2
Sex: Male Value 2017 3.7 4.6 5.2
Sex: Male Value 2018 2.8 . 3.2 4.0
Sex: Male Value 2019 3.8 4.4 4.9
Sex: Male Value 2020 3.2 2.6 3.5
Sex: Male Value 2021 3.0 2.4 2.9
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 2.2 4.0 4.2
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 2.1 3.1 3.7
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 2.5 3.5 3.6
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 3.1 3.9 4.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 2.3 . 2.7 3.4
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 3.2 3.8 4.1
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 2.6 2.1 2.9
Sex: Male Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 2.3 1.8 2.2
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 3.2 5.4 5.6
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 3.2 4.4 5.1
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 3.7 4.8 4.9
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 4.3 5.2 5.9
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 3.3 . 3.8 4.7
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 4.4 5.0 5.7
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 3.8 3.1 4.2
Sex: Male Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 3.7 3.1 3.6
Sex: Female Value 2014 1.6 15.6 5.7 6.7 72.9 38.1
Sex: Female Value 2015 2.3 16.6 5.1 6.4 71.6 34.4
Sex: Female Value 2016 2.1 16.4 4.4 6.1 71.9 35.1
Sex: Female Value 2017 2.0 . 4.5 5.9 71.3 36.5
Sex: Female Value 2018 2.3 . 3.7 5.1 71.8 35.3
Sex: Female Value 2019 2.4 6.6 4.5 6.2 73.9 36.5
Sex: Female Value 2020 2.0 7.1 3.1 5.7 70.9 32.0
Sex: Female Value 2021 2.7 7.1 2.7 4.4 75.9 32.6
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 1.2 14.0 4.9 5.9 70.7 36.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 1.8 15.0 4.4 5.6 69.3 32.4
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 1.6 14.7 3.8 5.3 69.6 33.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 1.6 . 3.8 5.2 69.1 34.0
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 1.8 . 3.1 4.4 69.6 32.9
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 1.8 5.4 3.9 5.4 71.7 34.1
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 1.5 5.8 2.5 4.9 68.5 29.9
Sex: Female Lower boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 2.1 5.9 2.2 3.7 73.2 30.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2014 2.1 17.2 6.4 7.5 75.0 40.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2015 2.8 18.3 5.8 7.2 73.8 36.5
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2016 2.6 18.1 5.1 6.9 74.2 37.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2017 2.5 . 5.1 6.7 73.6 38.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2018 2.8 . 4.2 5.8 74.0 37.6
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2019 3.0 7.8 5.1 7.0 76.1 38.9
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2020 2.5 8.3 3.7 6.5 73.4 34.2
Sex: Female Upper boundary 95% confidence interval 2021 3.5 8.6 3.4 5.3 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.
High risk sexual activity
The percentage of persons of 16 years or older who's last sexual encounter (that must have taken place in the last 12 months) had a high risk. High risk sex is defined as sexual intercourse or anal sex that takes place without protection (condom) with a partner with whom the person is not in a steady relationship.
Risk unplanned pregnancy, 16-49 years
The percentage of women aged 16 to 49 years that is at risk for an unplanned pregnancy. A risk of having an unplanned pregnancy exists if a woman has sex without using contraceptives, while she is not already pregnant or tries to get pregnant and while she and/or her partner is not being infertile or sterilized.
The percentage of women at risk for an unplanned pregnancy is too high for the years from 2014 till 2016. The figures for 2017 and 2018 are not published for that reason. From 2019 onwards this figure will be published again, but cannot be compared with the previous years.
HIV-test
The percentage of persons of 16 years or older who have been tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
STD-test (excluding HIV-test)
The percentage of persons of 16 years or older who have been tested for a sexually transmittable disease (STD) other than HIV in the last 12 months.
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.