Seniors 86

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • EMNID, Bielefeld
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Elderly
  • Abstract

    Situation in life of older citizens in the Federal Republic. Topics: contacts with selected groups of persons outside of the residence; satisfaction with frequency of contact; conversation partner; number of rooms; interest in moving into a residence for older people, an old people´s home or nursing home; reasons for remaining in personal residence; possession of a telephone or possibilities of access to a telephone; frequency of telephone contacts; judgement on local measures for older fellow-citizens and improvement suggestions; presence of someone to help; self-assessment of desire for contacts; feeling of loneliness; frequency of selected leisure activities; satisfaction with personal financial situation; extent of employment; getting by with current income; conducting an unpaid activity similar to employment; types of personal income and level of monthly income; spending habits; hobby desired and not yet realized; cooking habits; knowledge about the institution ´meals on wheels´; interest in utilization of a daily meal service; shopping habits regarding product selection and shopping place; judgement on one´s own manner of nutrition; diet; time of last stay at a health resort and last vacation trip; reasons for not taking vacation; destinations; trip duration; sources of information; frequency of use of drug store; judgement on personal condition of health; personal illnesses; perceived possibilities to maintain health and prevent illnesses; judgement on one´s own activities to maintain health; use of medication and pills; self-treatment or doctor´s prescription; trips to the doctor; diabetic; distance to one´s own children; living together with children or reasons for living separately. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code; interviewer identity; residential area. Demography: sex; marital status; school education; size of household; respondent is person managing household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-09 / 1986-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 60 years old and older in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 993
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1627 (Type: ZA-No.)

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