Physical limitations prevent over-75s from leaving the house
On an average day in 2010, nearly half of over-75s were housebound. Physical limitations in particular prevented them from leaving the house.
One in five older people experience functional limitations
One in five people aged 55-80 years in the Netherlands experienced one or more functional limitations in 2007. Mobility problems were the most common, although the number of older people with these...
Living ever longer without physical limitations
Life expectancy without physical limitations and in good self-perceived health is projected to rise until 2040.
Longer life, but more years with a physical disability
Although Dutch people are living to older ages, they are no longer doing so in perfect health. The number of years they have to cope with a physical disability is increasing. These are mostly minor...
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,...
Healthy life expectancy higher
Life expectancy in the Netherlands is increasing, but people also enjoy more years without physical limitations.
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....
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...