Health Conduct and Attitude to Health Questions (Efficiency Check 1976)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • General health
  • Abstract

    Degree of familiarity as well as judgement on health education actions. Health-conscious conduct of the population and attitude to selected health risk factors. Topics: Interest in health-related information; quality of topics relevant to health; meals on working days; judgement on the group meal service; estimated daily intake of calories; subjectively correct intake of nutrition components and intake of individual nutrition elements; frequency of weighing; weight as well as height; health complaints and possibilities of precautions against selected health complaints; subjective assessment of personal condition of health; health-conscious conduct; conscious behavior dangerous to oneself; participation in medical check-ups and illnesses thus discovered; participation in medical check-ups for children; use of medications; purchase of medication with and without prescription; reasons for not using up prescribed medication; knowledge of medications not compatible with alcohol; use of household remedies; age levels for medication and semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol; knowledge of users of drugs and time of last use of drugs; knowledge and use of advice centers; frequency and extent of consumption of beer, wine, champagne and spirits; occasions for use of alcohol; knowledge of health damages from use of alcohol; earlier and current use of tobacco and preferred brand of cigarettes; age at starting to smoke; length of not smoking and reasons for quitting smoking; knowledge of nicotine and tar values of one´s own brand of cigarettes; number of smokers in household and frequency of passive smoking; subjective disturbance by passive smoking; health-relevant attitudes (scale) such as e.g. attitudes to abortion, sterilization, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, medication to enhance performance, psychological illnesses, venereal diseases, good food and drink, consumption of alcohol, means of contraception, birth planning, protective vaccinations, use of medication and athletic activities; knowing or relationship with disabled; type of disability; fear of disturbances harmful to health in the future; familiarity, use and evaluation of activities of the Bundeszentrale fuer gesundheitliche Aufklaerung {Federal Center for Health Education}; subjectively adequate free time and satisfactory organization of leisure time; sources of leisure time ideas; stress from problems; subjectively adequate exercise with work and leisure time; possession of telephone and car; housing conditions and satisfaction with size of residence; noise disturbance of the residence and access to a private yard. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; further education; occupation; employment; company size; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; memberships. Interviewer rating: floor of residence and presence of elevator; type of building; residential area.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-04 / 1977-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2007
    Number of Variables: 772
The "efficiency check" deals with a representative survey of the German population on health habits conducted in a two-year cycle. In this frequently identical question formulations are repeated. The ZA Study Nos. of the other data sets are: Efficiency Check 1974, ZA Study No. 1082 Efficiency Check 1978, ZA Study No. 1069 Efficiency Check 1978, ZA Study No. 1069 Efficiency Check 1984, ZA Study No. 1433
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0904 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • INFRATEST (Hrsg.): Effizienzkontrolle 1976 der Maßnahmen der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung. 3 Bände. München: Forschungsbericht 1977.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22