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Bases for Action of the Federal Center for Health Education 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Questions on AIDS, health and consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol. Characterization of job situation. Topics: information on occupation and employment; arrangement of working hours with or without shift change; time worked each week; frequency of overtime and actual total work time per week; paid side jobs; characterization of actual and perceived burdens at work; frequency of personal work accidents; health reasons for a change of job; frequency and length of personal unemployment in the last ten years; judgement on the job situation and job satisfaction (scale); smoking and use of alcohol at work; psychological effects of work on personal life (scale); information on earlier employment; reasons for termination of this activity. Daily effort for housework; housework on weekends; persons in need of care and handicapped in the household; the position of women in family and professional life (scale); judgement on personal family life (scale); contacts with advice centers; most important burdens and problems (scale), number of rooms in residence. Satisfaction with leisure time and one´s own organization of leisure time; preferred leisure activities; frequency of contact with friends and relatives; presence of a person to confide in; memberships; participation in courses and lectures. Eating habits; diet attempts; weight and height; current preference for tobacco products; use of cigarettes; age at first use of tobacco products; not smoking due to specific situations; number of attempts to quit smoking or to smoke less; interest in courses to quit smoking; attitude to health risk from smoking; influence of third parties on reduction in smoking. For non-smokers: earlier smoking habits; reasons for quitting smoking; attempts to convince others to quit smoking; number of smokers in household; stays in smokey rooms; perceived irritations from heavy smoking. Frequency and extent of use of alcohol; reasons for use of alcohol; effects of alcohol (scale). Self-assessment of condition of health; frequency of visits to the doctor and hospital stays; trust in doctors and modern medicine; attitude to health (scale); participation in cancer check-ups in the last 12 months; health-conscious behavior (scale); frequency and regularity of use of medication; use of medication at work. Year of marriage; employment of spouse and his hours worked each week; times of unemployment of partner; possession of a telephone. The following additional questions were posed to persons between 15 and 65 years old: sources of information on the topic of AIDS; interest in information on AIDS; knowledge and perception of the AIDS education campaign; assessment of the trustworthiness of selected advice centers and media regarding their information on AIDS; personal recommendations on combating AIDS and care for AIDS patients. Questionnaire to be filled out: judgement on partnership (scale); frequency and reasons for differences of opinion; consultation of neutral parties with partnership problems; information on health complaints; psychological self-characterization of feelings of personal responsibility and self-determination as well as latent fear and depression (scales). Need for information regarding AIDS; concern that respondent as well as friends and acquaintances could infect themselves with HIV; personal behavioral changes from fear of HIV infection; knowledge about possibilities of infection and protective measures; participation in an AIDS check-up; intimate contacts during the last few years; probability of personal infection. Interviewer rating: presence of third parties during the interview and their intervention in the course of the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; degree of exhaustion of respondent after the interview; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10 / 1987-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older living in private households.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1942
    Number of Variables: 545
The "efficiency check" deals with a representative survey of health behavior of the West German population conducted in multi-year rotation. In it frequently identical question formulations are used. 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 1980, ZA Study No. 1432 Efficiency Check 1984, ZA Study No. 1433
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1728 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (1989): Aktionsgrundlagen der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung 1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.