Health, chronic disorders, use of health care
sex, age, eduational level, ethnicity, income level
death, disease, morbidity
Publication Trends in the Netherlands 2019
In 2018, the number of deaths in the Netherlands stood at 153 thousand. With nearly 47 thousand cases (30 percent), cancer was the leading cause of death, just as in previous years.
Perceived health, chronic disorders
Sex, age, educational level
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In 2017, the number of deaths in the Netherlands stood at 150 thousand. The most common death cause with 47 thousand cases (31 percent) was cancer.
In 2017, 1,917 people took their own lives, i.e. 23 more than in 2016.
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In 2016, 61 children under the age of 15 died of cancer. Fifty years ago, this number was over four times as high.
Cancer has been the main cause of death among men for years, since 2016 also among women
One in four heavy smokers die before they turn 65
Dementia was again the main cause of death in 2016 with over 15 thousand related cases.
Number of suicides has risen in recent years, but related to population and composition has been the same since 2013
active citizen involvement in reducing air pollution and CO2 emissions
Medical consumption, health and disorders, physical impediments
and lifestyle by characteristics of the consumer.
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Last year, 1,871 people in the Netherlands committed suicide, the highest number ever.
The Netherlands spends relatively more money on short-term admissions for mental and behaviourial disorders than other OECD countries. At hospitals (including GGZ institutions) expenditure on these disorders takes up nearly a quarter of the total <<link 1>>, more than twice the amount spent in other OECD countries.
Today, Statistics Netherlands reports that 12.5 thousand Dutch people died from the effects of dementia last year.
In 2014, over 139 thousand people deceased in the Netherlands. The number of deaths from an acute heart infarct in the Netherlands has been declining steadily since the 1970s, a trend which continued through 2014. Nearly one third of total mortality was linked to cancer and over a quarter to cardiovascular diseases. The largest specific cause of death was dementia.
Perceived state of health, chronic disorders, functional limitations,
mental complaints, infectious diseases; by personal characteristic
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.