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Thalidomide Study

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Gleiss, Jörn (Düsseldorf)
Publication Date
1962
Contributor
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
Description
  • Abstract

    Influence of use of thalidomide preparations on the type and frequency of birth defects among new born in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: Attitude to pregnancy and contraception; health and medical care before and during pregnancy; use of insecticides, pesticides, motor vehicles and sun lamp during pregnancy; television habits, pet possession and employment during pregnancy; nutrition habits and consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol during pregnancy; medications taken; results of medical check-up; information on health and X-ray load of father of the child. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; household income. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1962-06 / 1962-09
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Mothers of children which were born between 1.1.1960 and 31.3.1962 and had birth defects; Mothers of children which were born in the same space of time without complications
Sampling
1624 mothers of children born between 1.Jan.1960 and 31.Dec.1962 with birth defects. As comparison group a random selection of mothers was interviewed who in the same time interval gave birth to a living child.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2408
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0185 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Gleiss, Jörn: Zur Analyse teratogener Faktoren mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Thalidomid-Embryopathie. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1964

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 81 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Gleiss, Jörn (1962): Contergan-Studie. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.0185