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Health Practices and Attitude to Health Questions (Efficiency Check 1978)

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

    Health conscious practices of the population and attitudes to selected health risk factors. Degree of familiarity of health education actions of the Federal Center. Topics: Subjectively adequate free time and satisfactory organization of leisure time; participation in lectures, courses and further education events; burdens from problems (scale); personal living habits and behaviors good for health and harmful to health; interest in information relating to health; participation in group meals at work or at place of training; attitudes to cafeteria meals; subjectively correct nutrition; weight; shoe size; familiar diets and therapies against overweight; personally conducting diets; outcome of these diets; interest in diet courses; illnesses and health complaints; possibilities for precaution with selected health complaints; subjective assessment of personal condition of health; health-conscious practices; advertisement test; degree of familiarity of selected advertisements of the Federal Center; evaluation of the advertisements; participation in medical check-ups by respondent as well as by his children; successfully discovering illnesses through medical check-ups; medical check-ups in which older persons should take part; regularity of use of medication; self-treatment; type of medications acquired oneself and prescribed; development of personal use of medications; attitude to medical check-ups, use of medication, smoking, health-conscious nutrition, the disabled, birth planning, family and children (scales); frequency and extent of consumption of beer, wine, champagne and spirits; occasions of use of alcohol; assessment of the amounts of beer, wine and spirits harmful to health; plans for reduction in use of alcohol; sticking to intentions in use of alcohol and conduct of friends in this respect; interest in courses on reduction in use of alcohol; self-classification of extent of use of alcohol; use of tobacco products; preferred brand of cigarettes; length and reasons for termination of use of tobacco products; method of quitting; number of cigarettes smoked daily; age at starting use of cigarettes; knowledge of nicotine and tar content of one´s own brand of cigarettes; number of attempts to quit smoking; length of attempt to quit; interest in quitting smoking; preferred method of breaking the smoking habit; interest in courses on breaking the smoking habit; number of smokers in household; perceived disturbance from passive smoking; preferred places for a general smoking ban; desire for more friends; boredom; attitude to abortion and sterilization; attitude to use of medication; contraceptives used; venereal diseases; use of drugs; particularly feared diseases; judgement on brochures relevant to health; knowledge test of these brochures; place of receiving these brochures; magazines read. Demography: memberships; active or passive member in clubs; car possession; head of household; sex; school education; age; marital status; religious denomination; employment; honorary activity; occupational position; area of business; company size; commuting times to job; number of income recipients in household; household income; size of household and composition of household; residential status; residential furnishings; satisfaction with size of residence; fitness equipment in household; access to a yard; noise disturbance of residence; floor on which respondent lives; presence of an elevator; type of building; degree of urbanization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-02 / 1979-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons in private households 14 years old and older
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: 2018
    Number of Variables: 838
Further Efficiency Checks are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0904 and 1082. The "Efficiency Check" is a representative survey of the German population on health practices conducted on a two-year cycle. In it identical question formulations are frequently repeated.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1069 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • INFRATEST (Hrsg.): Effizienzkontrolle 1978 der Maßnahmen der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung. München: Forschungsbericht 1979.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (1979): Gesundheitsverhalten und Einstellung zu Gesundheitsfragen (Effizienzkontrolle 1978). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.