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More women than men with psychological complaints
In 2021, 18 percent of the female population aged 12 and over were suffering from psychological complaints. This was 12 percent among the male population.
Girls perceive more performance pressure than boys
Almost half of teenage girls in the Netherlands regularly or frequently feel pressure to perform because of internal expectations. The proportion is lower among boys: 3 in 10.
Many Antillean and Surinamese teenage mothers
In 2009, 2,636 babies were born in the Netherlands to mothers younger than 20 years. This makes the Dutch teenage birth rate one of the lowest in the world.
Record low percentage of teenage mothers
2365 girls under 20 years of age gave birth in 2011. Fewer than 5 in a thousand teenage girls became mothers in 2011. This is the lowest figure ever observed by Statistics Netherlands.
Teenage mortality dramatically down since 1970s
On average, 373 teenagers in the age category 10–20 annually died in the Netherlands in the past decade. Nearly half of them died from non-natural causes. Traffic accidents are the most common...
Number of teenage mothers unprecedentedly low
Last year, 2.2 thousand girls under the age of 20 gave birth, i.e. less than 1.5 percent of all births registered in the Netherlands. The number of teenage births has never been this low. Teenage...
Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; key figures
Birth, death, life expectancy, health and disease, use of health care services, education and labour market, costs of care, care providers
Teenage population will fall in next 10 years, but rise in Randstad
According to Statistics Netherlands’ population forecast, the number of teenagers in the Netherlands will decrease by 160 thousand in the next ten years. This would mean that just under 1.9 million...
Nearly half of young people see only negative effects of COVID-19 crisis
In the first few months of 2021, 47 percent of young people in the Netherlands between the ages of 12 and 25 indicated that their lives were negatively affected by the coronavirus crisis in general.
Slightly more children experiencing parental separation
In 2019, the share of minor children (under 18) witnessing their parents’ divorce or separation stood at 1.5 percent. This is equivalent to nearly 49 thousand children, 6.5 thousand more than in 1999.