Schoolchildren and Health (Second School Year, Form A2)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Markt- und Werbeforschung (IMW), Köln
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Markt- und Werbeforschung (IMW), Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • General health
    • Children
  • Abstract

    Nutrition habits as well as knowledge and conduct in the area of health among schoolchildren in the second school year. Topics: Basic knowledge about structure and functions of the human body; knowledge about illnesses; hygiene habits; assignment of clothing forms to corresponding types of sport and seasons; personal use of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol and that of parents; nutrition habits; the course of the day. Demography: age; sex. Also encoded were: class index and city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Elementary schoolchildren in the second school year.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Survey in school with a picture questionnaire to be filled out by the schoolchildren. The question formulations were presented by the respective home-room teacher.
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1134
    Number of Variables: 208
The study is part of a representative investigation conducted nation-wide in the framework of which altogether 25671 schoolchildren at different kinds of schools were interviewed. Parts of these surveys are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1006 to 1012. Beyond this parents (ZA Study Nos. 1014 and 1025) as well as teachers (ZA Study No. 1013) were also interviewed on the topic of health education. In order to prevent "copying" by schoolchildren the respective "survey neighbor" in the classroom was given a different questionnaire. This questionnaire even had in part different question contents. The questionnaire used with the age group described here (form B2) is described under ZA Study No. 1009.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1008 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Markt- und Werbeforschung (Hrsg.): Schüler und Gesundheit: Verhalten, Einstellungen, Wissen. Köln: Forschungsbericht o. Jahr.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22