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One in ten deaths attributed to dementia
Dementia was again the main cause of death in 2016 with over 15 thousand related cases.
Number of dementia-related deaths increased to 12.5 thousand
Today, Statistics Netherlands reports that 12.5 thousand Dutch people died from the effects of dementia last year.
Far fewer COVID-19 deaths in 2022 than in 2020 and 2021
In 2022, over 8.2 thousand people died of COVID-19. This represents a sharp decline on the preceding two years.
Government; Taxes and social contributions
Revenue collected from taxes and social contributions Types of taxes and social contributions
Deaths; cause of death (extensive list), age and sex
Number of deaths in the population of the Netherlands by main underlying cause of death (extensive list of 'three digit codes'), by age and sex
Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; key figures
Birth, death, life expectancy, health and disease, use of health care services, education and labour market, costs of care, care providers
3,480 COVID-19 deaths in Q1
In the first quarter of 2022, a total of 3,480 people died due to COVID-19. This represents 8.1 percent of all deaths in that quarter.
Over 19 thousand COVID-19 deaths in 2021
In 2021, a total of 19.4 thousand people died due to COVID-19.
953 COVID-19 deaths in third quarter of 2021
In Q3 2021, altogether 953 people died due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), i.e. 2.5 percent of all deaths in that period.
Fewer COVID-19 deaths in Q2 than in Q1 2021
In April, May and June 2021, there fewer COVID-19 deaths in the Netherlands than in the previous months.
1 out of 8 deaths in 2020 due to COVID-19
In 2020, mortality in the Netherlands stood at 168,678. Over 20 thousand people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Continuing decline in mortality from acute heart infarcts
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...
Vast majority do not fundamentally reject euthanasia
Euthanasia should under certain circumstances be allowed, according to 87 percent of the adult population in the Netherlands.
Relatively high budget for mental health care services
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...
3 in 10 deaths caused by cancer
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.
International comparability of mortality statistics
CBS became member of the IRIS Core Group, an international software system for automated encoding of causes of death.
Nearly 4.4 thousand COVID-19 deaths in January
In January 2021, altogether 4,387 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Old people receiving more and more care
The volume of care provided to the elderly is growing faster than the number of patients. As a result, the volume of care per old person is increasing.
most people die of cancer and cardiovascular disease
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.
Cancer responsible for 31 percent of deaths
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.
Causes of death statistics
Publication of data regarding the causes of death of all domestically deceased residents.
6.3 thousand deaths due to confirmed COVID-19 in March and April 2020
In March and April of this year, altogether 6,331 deaths in the Netherlands were confirmed to have been due to COVID-19