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Majority think people with unhealthy lifestyle should pay more for health insurance
Over half the Dutch population think that smokers and heavy drinkers should have to pay more for their medical insurance.
Heavy smokers cut their lifespan by 13 years on average
One in four heavy smokers die before they turn 65
Coding is the translation – if possible - of a description of an occupation, economic activity, education level, disease, commodity etc. into a code from a corresponding classification. Only after...
Reconstruction possibilities of long-term time series of causes of death
Statistics Netherlands publishes cause-of-death statistics since 1901. By reclassifications (International Classification of Diseases, now version ICD-10) and by changes in coding rules several...
Providing voluntary care takes its toll
More than one and a half million people in the Netherlands provide intensive or long-term voluntary care; 1 in 7 carers - about 220 thousand people - feel burdened to some extent. Most voluntary...
1,917 suicide deaths in 2017
In 2017, 1,917 people took their own lives, i.e. 23 more than in 2016.
One in three disabled hold paid jobs
In 2013, 14 percent of all 15 to 64-year-olds in the Netherlands – nearly 1.6 million people – had a disability. They suffer from chronic diseases, disorders or disabilities restricting their...
Well-educated women have highest life expectancy
Lower educated people not only live shorter lives, their healthy life expectancy is shorter too. On average, men with only primary education enjoy no more than 50 years in good health, whereas...
Dutch cancer mortality rate relatively high
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.
More elderly care provided in a more efficient manner
Between 2001 and 2007, labour productivity in the sector elderly care increased by an average of 1.4 percent annually. The labour productivity growth was entirely realised after 2004 when the...
Well-off people live longer in good health
Men and women from high-income households on average live about 8 and 7 years longer respectively than their counterparts in low-income households. The difference with respect to the number of years...