These are the benefits obtained from the regulation of ecosystem processes, including air quality regulation, climate regulation, water regulation, erosion regulation, water purification and waste treatment,...
The Netherlands in numbers, 2021 editionPublications
The Netherlands in numbers (2021 edition) answers 36 questions about our country by means of images and text.
Obesity increases risk of chronic disordersArticles
One in ten people in the Netherlands suffered from obesity in 2012. They are much more likely to develop diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, degenerative joint disease and cardiovascular disease than...
Healthy life expectancy higherArticles
Life expectancy in the Netherlands is increasing, but people also enjoy more years without physical limitations.
Moroccans least often hospitalised for cancerArticles
In 2008, Moroccans were less often admitted to hospital for cancer and cardiovascular diseases than other ethnic groups. Turks were most often admitted for cardiovascular diseases, followed by Surinamese.
Sickness absence rate for older employees without chronic disorders about the same as for younger employeesArticles
Due to chronic disorders, older employees are more often absent from work than their younger counterparts. Older employees more often suffer from disorders related to high sickness absence rates, e.g....
Number of benefits WAO, Wajong and WAZ by month, 1998-2010Figures
Disablement benefits by month (WAO, WAZ, Wajong), specified as follows: sex, age, degree of disablement.
Fewer stroke and prostate cancer patients die within one year after their first hospitalisationArticles
Between 2000 and 2005, mortality among stroke and prostate cancer patients within one year after their first hospital admission dropped by more than 25 and 21 percent respectively. The mortality rate...
Deaths by medical end-of-life decision; age, cause of deathFigures
Deaths by medical end-of-life decision, age and cause of death
Dutch people generally feel healthyArticles
The majority of the Dutch population perceive their own health as good or very good. Women and older people less often feel healthy. Health perception also depends on the number of chronic diseases.
Flu widespread in winterArticles
In the period 2006-2008, 4 in every 10 persons suffered from cold, influenza, throat infection or sinusitis. There is an obvious relation between the prevalence of these infectious diseases and the seasons.
Daily activities problematic for one quarter of over-75sArticles
More than one quarter of over-75s have serious problems with one or more daily activities, e.g. go up and down the stairs or getting (un)dressed. These problems are more frequent among women than among...
More and more people with diabetesArticles
According to figures released this week by Statistics Netherlands, the percentage of people in the Netherlands reporting that they have diabetes has risen substantially since the beginning of this century....
Gap closed between male and female COPD-related hospital admissionsArticles
In 1995, more men than women were admitted to hospital for chronic pulmonary diseases. Subsequently, the gender gap gradually narrowed and has currently disappeared altogether. COPD typically manifests...
Cancer number one cause of death in 2008Articles
Last year, cancer mortality exceeded cardiovascular mortality for the first time. Cardiovascular mortality rate is declining much more rapidly than cancer mortality.
Poor chances on the job market for chronic patientsArticles
Only 7 percent of unemployed chronic patients in 2008 had managed to find jobs one year later.
Day-patient admissions further upArticles
Over the past 15 years, the total amount of day-patient hospital admissions has soared. The number of in-patient hospital admissions, defined as admissions including at least one overnight hospital...