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Half of low-skilled men aged 25-44 are smokers
How many people are smokers, ex-smokers or never-smokers, according to age, sex and education level. The highest incidence of smoking is among low-skilled men between the ages of 25 and 44.
Growth in spending on health care in the Netherlands and the OECD levelling off
The growth of spending on health care has been levelling off in recent years in the Netherlands and other OECD countries. The number of medical doctors per one thousand inhabitants is slightly below...
Across the world more men than women smoke
In nearly all countries of the world, more men than women smoke. Also, the percentage of people who smoke daily decreased nearly everywhere between 1999 and 2009.
Around 400 thousand blood donors in the Netherlands
Some 400 thousand people in the Netherlands give blood. This 4 percent of 18-69 year-olds, the age group that is permitted to give blood.
Health main reason to quit smoking
Advice and encouragement from a health care provider is one of the main motivating factors to stop smoking.
Food is relatively cheap in the Netherlands
Food is slightly cheaper in the Netherlands than the EU average. Cigarettes cost slightly more and alcohol slightly less than the EU average.
Number of adult smokers down in 2020
In 2020, 20 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they smoked occasionally.
Most satisfied and a tad overweight
People with a healthy lifestyle are happier and more satisfied about their lives than others.
10 percent of 18-24 year-olds who smoke are heavy smokers, one fifth of this age group are overweight
Nearly one in three 18-24 year-olds smoke, and one in five of this age group are overweight. At the same time, nearly 91 percent report their own health as good or very good.
Nearly 178 billion euro in share market value up in smoke
Around 178 billion euro of the value Dutch companies on the Amsterdam stock exchange disappeared into thin air in the first nine months of 2008.
Obesity, smoking and drinking hardly down since 2018
In 2021, half of the adult population in the Netherlands were overweight. This is the same as in 2018 at the start of the National Prevention Agreement.
Smoking has become much more expensive within the last 5 years
The price of cigarettes and hand-rolled cigarette tobacco rose by 38 percent over the last 5 years. This is substantially more than the 10 percent inflation rate in this period.
Zero or minimal alcohol consumption by 41 percent of adults
The Health Council of the Netherlands recommends zero alcohol or only up to one drink per day. 41 percent of the adult population complied with this guideline last yeat: 30 percent of men against 53...
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.
Boys more susceptible to alcohol and drugs
Over two thirds of youths do not take enough exercise, smoke, drink excessively or consume cannabis.
Obesity leads to more sickness absence
A publication just released by Statistics Netherlands on health and care in 2007 comprises seven articles on a range of recent developments in the area of health and care.
Healthier lifestyle beyond many people's reach
The Dutch have not been very successful in recent years in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Vast regional differences in overweight and smoking and drinking behaviour
There are regional differences in the Netherlands with respect to overweight and smoking and drinking behaviour as figures from the first Health Monitor, collectively published by regional health...
Less overweight and obesity among children of higher educated parents
In the period 2018-2021, 12 percent of children aged 2 to 11 were overweight and 3 percent severely overweight (obese).