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Table 1 Population characteristics

From: Explaining variation in Down’s syndrome screening uptake: comparing the Netherlands with England and Denmark using documentary analysis and expert stakeholder interviews

  The Netherlands United Kingdom* Denmark
Birth rate per 1000, 2010 11.1 13.0 11.4
Maternal age, 1st child, 2010 29.4 29.5 29.1
Reported religious affiliation (2009) 56% 85% 80%
Foreign-born population (2008) 10,9% 11% 8.8%
  2.5% EU 3.5% EU 2.6% EU
  8.4% Non EU 7.5% Non EU 6.2% Non EU
% of population aged 30–34 yrs with tertiary education qualifications (2009) 35.8 37.9 41.2
GDP per capita in PPS** 133 112 127
  1. *Data for England only available at United Kingdom level i.e. the four countries including England.
  2. **Gross Domestic Product in Purchasing Power Standards.