One in five Dutch adults very happy
Over one-fifth of the Dutch population aged 18 years or older consider themselves very happy. They rate their degree of happiness with a score of 9 or 10.
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...
Most young people rate their health as good
In the period 2019 to 2020, the vast majority of young people between the ages of 4 and 25 perceived their own health as good or very good.
People in lower-level occupations feel less healthy
People working in jobs at elementary or lower level feel less healthy than those employed in higher-level jobs.
Towards a longer and healthier life
If the trend observed in the past three decades with respect to mortality and health is to continue, the age until which people in the Netherlands are free from physical limitations in mobility,...
More people feeling healthy in Q2 2020
In the second quarter of this year, 82 percent of the population were positive about their own health. This share was 78 percent in the same quarter of the three previous years.
Living ever longer without physical limitations
Life expectancy without physical limitations and in good self-perceived health is projected to rise until 2040.
Perceived mental health: trend stable in 2020
Last year, 12 percent of the Dutch population aged 12 years and over had mental health complaints.
People in poor health find it more difficult to live within their income
People who consider their own health as poor more often find it hard to make ends meet. They cannot afford a hot meal every other day or heat their houses properly.
People out of work feel less healthy than those in work
People in paid employment are generally healthier than people without a job. Of all employed persons, 90 percent rate their health as good or excellent.
65-year-olds live longer without physical limitations, but suffer more from chronic diseases
The life expectancy for 65-year-olds has risen over the past three decades. They live longer and the period, during which they define their health as good after reaching the age of 65 is also longer....