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). Six percent were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home. Overweight, obesity and exposure to tobacco smoke were less prevalent among children with higher educated parents than among those with lower educated parents. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) in the Annual Report Youth Monitor 2022, based on new analyses with figures from the latest National Health Survey/Lifestyle Monitor.

Health and welfare | 10-11-2022 | 14:11

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Young adults have lower personal well-being than over-25s for the first time

In 2021, a lower share of young adults in the Netherlands experienced high personal well-being. For the first time since surveys commenced, they reported high well-being less often than adults aged 25 and over. Young people’s personal well-being declined the most in the areas of institutional trust, social life and health. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of the 2022 Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor.

Health and welfare | 10-11-2022 | 13:11

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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. Another 43 percent experienced both negative and positive consequences. A majority really missed doing fun things outside and meeting up with friends or family at home. Young people also say that the coronavirus crisis has caused them to experience more stress about their education or work. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) has reported this based on a survey entitled ‘Perceptions 2021’.

Health and welfare | 29-04-2022 | 14:04

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4 in 10 young people interested in politics

Young people aged 15 to 17 years in the Netherlands say they have little interest in politics. Once they are entitled to vote when they turn 18, they do start to find politics more interesting. At the same time, young people place a great deal of faith in politicians, more so than the older generations.

Health and welfare | 15-04-2019 | 13:04

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More girls than boys exceeding expected school level

In 2017/’18, more girls than boys in the third year of secondary education were studying at a higher level than recommended by their primary school.

Education | 17-12-2018 | 13:12

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Half of Dutch youth engage in volunteering

Slightly over half of Dutch young people between the ages of 15 and 24 occasionally do volunteer work. More than half are also active in associations.

Health and welfare | 05-10-2018 | 15:10

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Over half of 4 to 11-year-olds get sufficient exercise

In 2017, more than half of all children aged 4 to 11 complied with the standards for physical activity as set by the Health Council of the Netherlands. Almost two-thirds were taking part in sports at least once per week.

Health and welfare | 26-06-2018 | 15:06

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More and more young adults addicted to social media

In 2017, 29 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds were addicted to social media in their own view, up from 19 percent in 2015. The share of 25-year-olds who consider themselves addicted is relatively lower.

Health and welfare | 18-05-2018 | 15:05

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Most young adults positive about life

A very large majority of Dutch 18 to 24-year-olds are satisfied with their lives in general and with their social lives in particular: around 85 percent in 2016. Young adults who are currently enrolled in or who have completed higher education are often more positive than their lower educated peers.

Health and welfare | 18-04-2018 | 14:04

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Many young smokers in the north

Between 2010 and 2014, over 14 percent of young Dutch between the ages of 12 and 20 were smoking. This percentage is particularly high in the north of the Netherlands. The share of young people smoking is highest in the province of Drenthe (19 percent), followed by the province of Groningen and the northern Netherlands region, each with 18 percent. The lowest share of smokers aged 12 to 20 is found in the middle region of the country. The municipal health care regions of  Amsterdam, Utrecht and the Gooi- en Vecht area report a percentage share of 11 percent young smokers.

Health and welfare | 11-12-2015 | 09:12

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