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Obesity rate in the Netherlands lower than in other OECD countries

The proportion of obese people in the Dutch population has doubled within the last two decades, but is still below the average level across the OECD countries. At the same time, health care...

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Sharp increase in life expectancy among older people

Between 2000 and 2010 the life expectancy of newborn babies has increased substantially. For males it rose from 75.5 to 78.8 years and for females from 80.6 to 82.7. The remaining life expectancy at...

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Baby boom generation accounts for rapid growth AOW benefits

By the end of April this year, 2.9 million benefits were granted in the Netherlands under the General Old Age Pensions Act (AOW), an increase by nearly 14 thousand relative to March 2011.

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Rate demographic ageing process doubles

The rate of the demographic ageing process in the Netherlands will double in the years to come. In the period 2011-2015, the over-65 population will grow by half a million versus a quarter of a...

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18 thousand Dutch Caribbeans

Since 10 October 2010, the Caribbean islands of Bonaire, Saba and Saint Eustatius have officially acquired the status of Dutch municipalities. As a result, 18 thousand new citizens were added to the...

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Life expectancy gender gap narrowing

Life expectancy for girls born in the Netherlands in 2008 was 82.3 years, 4 years higher than for boys (78.3 years). Since 1980, the life expectancy gender gap has narrowed.

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Lower income brackets have shorter healthy life expectancy

The average life expectancy of people living in households with incomes below the poverty line is approximately 5 years shorter than the life expectancy of higher incomes. The healthy life expectancy...

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On average, 65-year-old men have 11 healthy years ahead of them

Life expectancy is increasing. This applies to both genders, but the extra lifetime is not always spent in good health.

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Three people born in the nineteenth century still alive

Three people born in the nineteenth century are currently still alive. They belong to the exclusive yet rapidly growing group of centenarians in the Netherlands.

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Healthy life expectancy higher

Life expectancy in the Netherlands is increasing, but people also enjoy more years without physical limitations.

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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...

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Rapid increase life expectancy

Last year, female life expectancy at birth was 82.3 years, as against 78.0 years for men. Life expectancy has risen dramatically since 2002.

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In 30 years a quarter of the population will be over 65

The greying of the population will reach its peak in just over 30 years.

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Dossier Population ageing

Dossier Population ageing

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