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Infant Mortality

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Gleiss, Jörn (Kinderklinik der Medizinischen Akademie, Düsseldorf)
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Children
  • Abstract

    Sociological aspects of infant mortality. Topics: Number of pregnancies, miscarriages and premature births; psychological and medical care as well as complaints during pregnancy; type and length of employment during pregnancy as well as relief with housework; mothers consultation; type of medical support in delivery; place of delivery; complications in delivery; sex and weight of child; illnesses of the child; nursing; cause of death and manner of death of the child; attitude to contraception and abortion; family planning; family size and housing situation; type of tenancy; geographic origins. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); age and number of siblings; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; size of household; composition of household; social origins; regional origins; refugee status. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; over-all impression of the residence of respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1958-10 / 1958-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Recklinghausen (DE-NW-REC)
  • Gelsenkirchen (DE-NW-GEK)
  • Gladbeck (DE-NW-GLA)
  • Wanne-Eickel (DE-NW-ANE)
  • Bottrop (DE-NW-BOT)
Sampled Universe
Mothers, who gave birth in the year of 1957
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census of mothers whose children died in 1957 during the first year of life (483) as well as simple random selection of mothers whose children survived the first year in 1957 (487).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 970
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0155 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Gleiss, Jörn: Soziologische Untersuchungen über die Säuglingssterblichkeit im Ruhrgebiet. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1960

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Gleiss, Jörn (1958): Säuglingssterblichkeit. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.