State of health of the Dutch populationFigures
Health perception, height, obesity, health complaints, physical limitations, psychosocial complaints by sex, type of insurance,
The Netherlands in numbers, 2021 editionPublications
The Netherlands in numbers (2021 edition) answers 36 questions about our country by means of images and text.
54 percent of deaths in 2019 caused by cancer or CVDArticles
In 2019, mortality in the Netherlands stood at 151,885. This is nearly 1,500 fewer deaths than in the previous year.
Childhood cancer mortality further downArticles
In 2016, 61 children under the age of 15 died of cancer. Fifty years ago, this number was over four times as high.
Brain tumours and leukaemia account for two thirds of childhood cancer mortalityArticles
In the period 2002-2011, a total of 862 children in the age category 0-14 died from cancer. Two thirds of them died from brain tumours or leukaemia. The childhood cancer mortality rate in the Netherlands...
Growing number of skin cancer-related hospital admissionsArticles
The number of skin cancer-related hospital admissions is growing fast, in particular the number of treatments completed within one day. In the period 2003–2007, the number of skin cancer-related...
most people die of cancer and cardiovascular diseaseArticles
In 2013, 141,245 people in the Netherlands died, most of them from cancer and cardiovascular disease: 30 percent and 27 percent respectively. Causes of death were partly coded automatically in 2013.
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...
Increase skin cancer mortalityArticles
The number of people who die from melanoma, a frequent type of skin cancer has increased significantly in the Netherlands, in particular among over-60s. In the European Union, the Netherlands is among...
Dutch cancer mortality rate relatively highArticles
In 2006, the Dutch cancer mortality rate was 187 in every 100 thousand, marginally above the average in the EU 27 of 175 per 100 thousand residents.
One in five children suffer from chronic diseasesArticles
In the Netherlands, 1 in every 5 children aged between 4 and 12 are chronically ill. Asthma and chronic bronchitis are the most common chronic diseases.
Teenage mortality dramatically down since 1970sArticles
On average, 373 teenagers in the age category 10–20 annually died in the Netherlands in the past decade. Nearly half of them died from non-natural causes. Traffic accidents are the most common non-natural...
Heavy smokers cut their lifespan by 13 years on averageArticles
One in four heavy smokers die before they turn 65