Belgians who got tested for STDs once in their life 2018, by age

In 2018, roughly 50 percent of sexually active Belgians aged 25 to 34had been screened for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) at least once in their lifetime. Other age groups showed lower figures, such as the 55 to 64 age group and the 15 to 24 age group. In 2018, within the group aged 15 to 24 years old, one out of four Belgians had been tested for STDs at least once.

Share of Belgians who underwent screening for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) once in their lifetime in 2018, by age group*

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

5,185 respondents

Age group

15-64 years

Special properties

sexually active respondents

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Avec combien de partenaires différents avez-vous eu des relations sexuelles au cours des 12 derniers mois ?" which translates as "How many different partners have you had sexual relations with in the last 12 months?"

421 respondents were aged 15 to 24
960 respondents were aged 25 to 34
1,188 respondents were aged 35 to 44
1,333 respondents were aged 45 to 54
1,283 respondents were aged 55 to 64

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