Injuries and Physical Activities in the Netherlands (OBiN)

Injuries and Physical Activities in the Netherlands (OBiN) is a continuous survey of injuries caused by accidents, sport participation, and other activities. Questions are asked about injuries sustained in road accidents, during work, during sports, and during domestic activities. Questions are also asked about sport participation (the quality and quantity of participating in organized and unorganized sports) and about the amount of physical exercise and the activity pattern of the Dutch population.


The data collection for OBiN began in January 2000, as a continuation of previous surveys in 1986/87, 1992/1993, and 1997/1998. OBiN produces data about the number of casualties sustaining injury (incidence) and the number of casualties that still experiences hindrance from injuries sustained some time ago (prevalence). Prevalence was not included in the previous surveys, but, among other things, it provides insight in how accidents happened, their nature, and the necessary medical treatment.


More information

More information (mostly in Dutch) can be found on the website of the Consumer Safety Institute Consument en Veiligheid.

The report (in Dutch) entitled 'Accidents and Activities in the Netherlands; 2000-2001 data for research and policy' Ongevallen en Bewegen in Nederland, Kerncijfers 2000-2001 voor beleid en onderzoek.



The work for OBiN is carried out by the Consumer Safety Institute, the Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, the Utrecht University Centre for Sports Medicine, and the two Dutch Research institutes TNO Prevention & Health and TNO Labour. The survey is financed by the Ministry of Health.