Number of adult smokers down in 2020Articles
In 2020, 20 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they smoked occasionally.
Health, lifestyle, health care use and supply, causes of death; from 1900Figures
Health status, lifestyle, use of health care services, care supply, (healthy) life expectancy and causes of death
More people feeling healthy in Q2 2020Articles
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.
Zero or minimal alcohol consumption by 41 percent of adultsArticles
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 percent of women.
Slightly fewer adult smokersArticles
In 2018, 22.4 percent of the Dutch adult population indicated they were occasional smokers. 8.2 percent were excessive drinkers based on their self-reported alcohol consumption and 50.2 percent were overweight.
6 in 10 Caribbean Dutch are overweightArticles
Smoking behaviour, alcohol consumption, physical activity and obesity by sex and age, per municipality in the Caribbean Netherlands, 2017
Health, lifestyle, use of medical facilities; 2000-2009Figures
Medical consumption, health and disorders, physical impediments and lifestyle by characteristics of the consumer.
One third of Caribbean Netherlands population do not drink alcoholArticles
A recent survey has shown that one in three people aged 15 and older in the Caribbean Netherlands did not drink alcohol during the 12 months prior to the survey. Half of women and one quarter of men in the Caribbean Netherlands had not drunk alcohol in the past year. One in eight men drink excessively, compared to one in 30 women.
Vast regional differences in overweight and smoking and drinking behaviourArticles
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 authorities (GGDs), Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) show. Last year, more than 387,000 adults aged 19 years and older participated in a large-scale health and lifestyle survey.
People in deprived neighbourhoods slightly healthierArticles
The health and lifestyle of people who live in deprived urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands are not as good as those of people living outside these neighbourhoods. However, the mental health and perceived health of these residents have improved in recent years, and the number of smokers has dropped.
Boys more susceptible to alcohol and drugsArticles
Over two thirds of youths do not take enough exercise, smoke, drink excessively or consume cannabis.
Dutch drink one unit of alcohol a day on averageArticles
Dutch people aged 12 years or older – including those who never drink - drink 1 unit of alcohol a day on average.
Healthier lifestyle beyond many people's reachArticles
The Dutch have not been very successful in recent years in their pursuit of a healthier lifestyle.
Most satisfied and a tad overweightArticles
People with a healthy lifestyle are happier and more satisfied about their lives than others.
Improvement in healthy lifestyle stagnatingArticles
The lifestyle of the Dutch population hardly improved in terms of health last year. They did not make much progress with trying to smoke less, drink less, eat less and exercise more. The positive trend in smoking and exercise observed in recent years has been slowed down.
More people adopt healthier lifestyleArticles
In recent years, the Dutch have adopted a more healthy lifestyle. The percentage of smokers and heavy drinkers has marginally declined.
Dutch have not improved their lifestyleArticles
Dutch people did not lead a more healthy lifestyle in 2006. The percentage of Dutch adults who were overweight continued to rise.