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Gap closed between male and female COPD-related hospital admissions
In 1995, more men than women were admitted to hospital for chronic pulmonary diseases. Subsequently, the gender gap gradually narrowed and has currently disappeared altogether. COPD typically...
Older people often suffer from multiple diseases
Chronic diseases are often accompanied by other long-lasting disorders, especially in older people. People with chronic arthritis nearly always suffer from at least one and often more than one other...
Victims workplace aggression feel less healthy
Victims of workplace aggression more often report a poor state of health than their colleagues who do not face aggression at work. They are also more dissatisfied with their job and are more often...
Short hospital stays, few smokers: the Netherlands versus the EU
Compared with other countries in Europe, in the Netherlands hospital admissions are relatively short: less than two days to have a baby and less than six days for an acute heart attack. The number of...
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.
Mortality lower than normal in week 20
In the first nine weeks of the corona crisis (week 11 to 19 inclusive), there were almost 9 thousand more deaths (estimated) than would normally be expected during this period.
One in five children suffer from chronic diseases
In the Netherlands, 1 in every 5 children aged between 4 and 12 are chronically ill. Asthma and chronic bronchitis are the most common chronic diseases.
Number of hospital admissions for pneumonia and acute bronchitis doubled since 1981
The number of hospital admissions for pneumonia or acute bronchitis has doubled in the period 1981–2005. New cases of pneumonia are predominantly found among over-65s, while new cases...
More elderly care provided in a more efficient manner
Between 2001 and 2007, labour productivity in the sector elderly care increased by an average of 1.4 percent annually. The labour productivity growth was entirely realised after 2004 when the...