Share of youth following a diet in the Netherlands 2001-2017

The statistic displays the results of a survey regarding the share of youth following a diet in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2017, by level of education. The survey results suggest that the share of youths following a diet in both primary and secondary level education peaked in 2013. In 2013, over nine percent of students surveyed in both primary and secondary education were on a diet. By 2017, the share of primary students dieting had decreased to roughly six percent, while the share of youths in secondary education who were following had fallen to 6.7 percent.

Share of youth following a diet in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2017, by level of education

Primary school studentsSecondary school students
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Sources

Release date

September 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2001 to 2017

Number of respondents

1,588 (primary school) + 6,175 (secondary school)*

Age group

11-16 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* The number of primary school students varied over the years and were specified by the source as follows: 2001 n=1,823, 2005 n=1,673, 2009 n=1,792, 2013 n=1,597, 2017 n=1,588.

The number of secondary school students varied over the years and were specified by the source as follows: 2001 n=5,517, 2005 n=5,422, 2009 n=5,642, 2013 n=5,571, 2017 n=6,175.

The results have been weighted and are representative for 11 to 16 year olds.

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