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Health Habits and Attitude to Health Questions (Efficiency Check 1979/1980)

Resource Type
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • INFAS, Bonn-Bad Godesberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • Abstract

    Health-conscious conduct of the population and attitude to selected health risk factors. Topics: satisfaction with leisure time; rough time budget for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays specifying contacts; statements about family climate (scale); degree of perceived stress; use of medication and semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol in selected problem and stress situations (scale); conduct in stress situations; attitudes to smoking habits, weight problems, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, use of medication, medication to promote achievement, health occupations, medical check-ups as well as opportunities to organize leisure time (scale); information on health complaints and subjective assessment of personal condition of health; perceived stress by problems and feelings (scale); personal participation in medical check-ups and illnesses thus discovered; type and regularity of use of medication; purchase of medication with or without prescription; participation in group meals and judgement on this canteen fare; eating habits; weight as well as height; attitudes to various over-weight reducing methods; extent and reason for use of alcohol; interest in reducing one´s own use of alcohol; self-assessment of use of alcohol; situations of consciously doing without alcohol; preferred possibilities to influence children to reduce their use of alcohol; earlier or current smoking and preferred brand of cigarettes; age at starting to smoke; length of not smoking and reasons for doing without use of smoking products; number of cigarettes per day; attitude to different methods of breaking the nicotine habit; attempts to quit smoking; number of smokers in household; situations in which smoking is restricted or done without entirely; regular or flexible working hours; frequency of use of alcohol at work; environmental pollution at work; description of the job situation (scale); frequency of change of job; individual reaction to stress at work; possession of a telephone; participation in further education events. The following questions were posed to non-smokers: method of quitting; health and other reasons doing without use of nicotine; perceived disturbance from smokers; frequency of passive smoking. The following questions were posed to parents with children: methods of influencing children to come to abstinence from smoking; fear of health impairments in the future; age threshold for use of alcohol and cigarettes as well as treatment with preparations to increase concentration and achievement, tranquilizers or sleeping pills; attitude to the model function of parents in the use of such medications and semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol. The following question was additionally posed to young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years: information on model function of parents with alcohol and use of medication. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; housing situation; residential status; party membership; memberships; union membership; participation in lectures or events in recent time; number of persons in household with regular income; money at one´s free disposal each month; number of rooms (excluding bath, toilet, hall, kitchen and storeroom); satisfaction with size of apartment or house; having a yard; impairment of residence through noise, automobile emissions, air pollution as well as perceived impairment through climate or weather. Interviewer rating: floor on which respondent lives; elevator in building; type of building in which respondent lives; type of area in which the building is located. Also encoded were: district code; Boustedt reference number; underweight or overweight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-03 / 1981-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older
Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1996
    Number of Variables: 746
The "efficiency check" deals with a representative survey of the German population on health habits conducted in a two-year cycle.iIn 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 1976, ZA Study No. 0904 Efficiency Check 1978, ZA Study No. 1069 Efficiency Check 1984, ZA Study No. 1433
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1432 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (1985): Gesundheitsverhalten und Einstellung zu Gesundheitsfragen (Effizienzkontrolle 1979/1980). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.