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Table 1 Health and lifestyle characteristics of inhabitants (between 19 and 65 years of age) of the Westelijke Mijnstreek and the whole of the Netherlands

From: LucKi Birth Cohort Study: rationale and design

  Westelijke Mijnstreek the Netherlands
Perceived health: good/very good 77.7 % 80.7 %
High blood pressure 14.5 % 12.6 %
Chronic respiratory complaints 9.5 % 7.8 %
Diabetes Mellitus 4.6 % 3.6 %
Never drinks alcohol 15.8 % 16.5 %
Heavy alcohol use 12.7 % 11.6 %
Smoker 25.5 % 25.5 %
Heavy smoker 5.5 % 4.7 %
Overweight (incl. obese) 48.5 % 45.5 %
Obese 13.3 % 11.8 %
  1. Data over the year 2012, standardised for age and sex. Data obtained from regional Public Health Services (GGD), Statistics Netherlands (CBS), and the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)