AIDS in the Public Consciousness of the Federal Republic 1987-1990 (Cumulated Data Set)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • FORSA, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Knowledge about AIDS, readiness for protection against AIDS, attitude to HIV-infected people. Topics: Satisfaction with personal condition of health; greatest health dangers for the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic; knowledge about the illness AIDS; knowledge about AIDS; use of sources of information about AIDS; assessment of the danger originating with AIDS; assessment of the danger of infection with AIDS in selected situations (scale); assumed number of HIV-infected people in the Federal Republic; knowledge about the abbreviation for the cause of AIDS; conducting an HIV test; desired or received counseling before conducting an HIV test; risk groups; personal contact with AIDS patients or HIV-infected people; behavioral changes or changes in daily dealing with people due to the danger of AIDS; concern for personal AIDS illness or AIDS illness in one´s circle of friends; assessment of the personal risk of infection due to sexual intercourse; participation in an AIDS consultation as well as place of consultation; conversations with one´s partner about protective measures in sexual intercourse; expectation of a new intimate relation in the next few months and intent to talk with the new partner about the topic of AIDS; sexual activity; changing sex partners in the last 12 months; attitude to use of condoms and other protective measures; consequences of the AIDS danger for personal sexual behavior; attitude to open reporting about possible protective measures; attitude to compulsory registration by name and assumed consequences with introduction of such a compulsory registration; attitude to legal obligation for HIV tests; readiness for financial support of AIDS advice and AIDS help institutions; personal willingness to care for HIV-infected people; attitude to isolation of AIDS patients; expected influence of the AIDS problem on prejudices regarding homosexuals; influence of AIDS on sexual morals; subjective extent to which informed about protective measures; desire for additional information about the topic of AIDS; living together with a partner; self-classification of religiousness; party preference.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-04 / 1990-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Interviewed were West Germans 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sample of persons to be interviewed took place according to a random procedure in which computer-generated random numbers were used as telephone numbers with subsequent random selection of the persons to be interviewed in the household.
Collection Mode
  • Computer-aided telephone interview (CATI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 8033
    Number of Variables: 301
The individual studies summarized under ZA Study No. 2042 are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1758, 1757, 1939 and 2005.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2042 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • FORSA: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewußtsein der Bundesrepublik: Ergebnisse einer bundesweiten Repräsentativbefragung im Auftrag der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, Köln. Dortmund: Selbstverlag 1987.
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung: AIDS im öffentlichen Bewußtsein der Bundesrepublik: Ergebnisse einer Repräsentativbefragung. Köln: Selbstverlag 1987.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22