Netherlands – Health Overview

Coordinated by the European Institute of Women’s Health

Map of Netherlands
Map of Netherlands

NETHERLANDS- A HEALTH OVERVIEW

Demographic and Socio-Economic Trends

POPULATION DISTRIBUTION

Total population (2007): 16,404,282

Female percentage of population (2007): 50.54%

Age distribution (2007):

Ages 0-14 18.1%
Ages 15-24 12.0%
Ages 25-49 36.1%
Ages 50-64 19.4%
Ages 65-79 10.8%
Age 80 and older 3.7%

Percentage of population over ages 0-14 (2004) :

  • Female: 17.88%
  • Male: 19.13%

Percentage of population over age 65 (2004):

  • Female: 16.00%
  • Male: 11.83%

BASIC HEALTH

Life expectancy from birth (2006):

  • 82.0 years female
  • 77.7 years male

Caesarean sections per 1000 live births (2004): 137.15

Maternal mortality ratio per 100,000 live births (2005): 6

Percentage using contraception (1993): 78.5%

 

EMPLOYMENT

Employment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 69.6%
  • Male: 82.2%

Female employment rate:

  • 2007: 58%
  • 1997: 69.6%

Unemployment rate ages 15-64 (2007):

  • Female: 3.6%
  • Male: 2.8%

Average gross annual earnings of full-time employees in an enterprise with ten or more employees (2005):

  • Female: 30,900
  • Male: 40,300

LIFESTYLE

Percentage of population completed at least upper secondary education (2007): 73.2%

Marriage rate (2007): 4.49 per 1000 people

Divorce rate (2007): 2 per 1000 people

Health Issues

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Deaths from stroke ages 0-64 (2005):

  • – Female: 425
  • – Male: 523

CANCER

Cancer death rate per 100,000 (2005):

  • – Female: 156.7
  • – Male: 240.1

Cervical cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 7.13
  • – Death: 1.98

Breast cancer rate per 100,000 (2003):

  • – Incidence: 142.62
  • – Death: 31.67

Women under 65 deaths from cancer (2005):

  • – Stomach: 120
  • – Colorectal: 484
  • – Lung: 1280

Age-standardized incidence rates of colorectal cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 43.9
  • Male: 61.2

Age-standardized incidence rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 32.5
  • Male: 63.4

Age-standardized mortality rates of lung cancer per 100,000 (2006):

  • Female: 21.96
  • Male: 93.94

LIFESTYLE DISORDERS

Percentage binge drinking at least once a week: no data

Total alcohol consumption litres per capita (2003): 5.3

Number of cigarettes per person per year (2000): 2401.99

Percentage non-smokers (2003):

  • Female: 70.5%
  • Male: 61.4%

Percentage daily smokers (2003):

  • Female: 24.9%
  • Male: 31.6%

Percentage overweight (2002):

  • Female: 28.5%
  • Male: 43.5%

Percentage obese (2002):

  • Female: 10.1%
  • Male: 10.4%

Low Energy Expenditure (2002):

  • Female: 61.4%
  • Male: 62.6%

MOBILITY DISORDERS

In progress

MENTAL HEALTH

In progress

SEXUAL HEALTH

In progress

CHRONIC DISABLING DISORDERS

In progress

HEALTHCARE

In progress

This resource has been compiled from a range of information to assist researchers by having a facility with all the necessary basic information in regard to health information in Europe and individual member countries.

This reseource has been assembled from information and data gathered from: Eurostat, WHO Europe Office and other sources.

– Research completed by Kristin Semancik

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