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Strong link between education level and well-being
The broad well-being of higher educated is higher than of lower educated.
Mental complaints mainly found in women, older people and lower educated
In the period 2001–2009, an average 14 percent of Dutch adults had mental problems. Mental problems are most frequently found in women, over-75s and lower educated.
Dutch labour market dynamics
The share of workers with a flexible employment contract has risen from 12 percent (2001) to 16 percent (2012) of the Dutch employed labour force.
Three-quarters of Caribbean Dutch feel healthy
A health survey among residents of Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba aged 15 and over shows that three-quarters felt healthy or very healthy in 2017/2018.
Food for thought. Dietary and health trends in the Netherlands
Many older people in the Netherlands still remember times of food shortage. Today’s supermarkets, specialist food shops and market stalls sell an unprecedented range of products. At the same time,...
Mental health and labour force in 2001-2003 and 2007-2009 (averages).
Tables on mental health and labour force in 2001-2003 and 2007-2009 (averages). Commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employement. Results are available on request.
Dutch population taller and heavier
The average weight of Dutch men and women has increased more rapidly over the past two decades than their average length. As a result, the number of overweight people has grown significantly.
Dutch people generally feel healthy
The majority of the Dutch population perceive their own health as good or very good. Women and older people less often feel healthy. Health perception also depends on the number of chronic diseases.
100 thousand adults with morbid obesity
One percent of the Dutch population aged 20 years or older are morbidly obese.
1 in 5 obese adults satisfied with body weight
Almost half of the total Dutch adult population are moderately or severely overweight. In the period 2015-2017, two in five severely overweight (obese) people indicated that they were dissatisfied...
Distribution of well-being in 2020 similar to 2019
Well-being is not equally distributed in the Netherlands.
Nine in ten consider themselves happy
Nearly nine in ten adults say they are happy. This share has been stable for years.
One in five Dutch people have sleeping problems
20 percent of Dutch people aged 12 years and over say they have sleeping problems.
International comparability of mortality statistics
CBS became member of the IRIS Core Group, an international software system for automated encoding of causes of death.
Costs special schools 1.6 billion euro in 2010
The operating costs of special schools amounted to 1.6 billion euro in 2010, i.e. 9 percent of total expenses of institutions in primary and secondary education. Revenues minus expenses amounted to 7...
Flu widespread in winter
In the period 2006-2008, 4 in every 10 persons suffered from cold, influenza, throat infection or sinusitis. There is an obvious relation between the prevalence of these infectious diseases and the...
Dutch people do not eat enough fruit, vegetables and fish
The Dutch do not eat enough fruit, vegetables and fish. About a quarter of the population meets the doses recommended by the Dutch Health council. People with foreign backgrounds meet the standards...
More than 4 percent socially excluded
More than 4 percent in the Dutch population aged 16 years or older were socially ostracised in 2010. This group rarely participates in social activities, hardly has access to institutions, has poorly...
More online searches for health and lifestyle information
In the first six months of 2020, nearly 80 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over used the internet to search for health information, book appointments with their general practitioner...
Almost 90 percent say they are happy
Most Dutch are happy. Increased happiness perceptions are related to good health and a good relationship.
42 percent included in Donor Register
On 2 January 2019, 42 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 and over (6.4 million people) were included in the Donor Register.