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Use and Abuse of Illegal Drugs, Alcoholic Drinks, Medications and Tobacco Products 1990 (Epidemiological Survey on Substance Abuse)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • IFT, Institut für Therapieforschung, München
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn
Publication Date
1993
Contributor
  • INFRATEST Gesundheitsforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Education
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Family life and marriage
Description
  • Abstract

    Use and abuse of illegal drugs, alcoholic drinks, medications and tobacco products. Topics: Parental home, education, leisure time: most important child-raising authorities during childhood; current whereabouts and marital status of parents; classification of the relationship to father and mother; characterization of child-raising style of father as well as mother; information on year of birth, sex as well as if appropriate year of death of natural parents, siblings, step-siblings and one´s own children; social origins; financial situation of the family during personal childhood; course of education and level of eductional aspirations; detailed information on course of school and occupational training as well as about employment; times of unemployment and receipt of welfare; most important stress at work; exhaustion after getting off; housing situation; living with parents or alone; age at leaving parental home; running away from parental home; clique membership; leisure time alone or with others; reference persons and conversation partners with problems; most important leisure activities; extent of use of gambling machines; gambling addiction as problem. Use of tobacco: type of cigarette, brand of cigarettes; nicotine content and tar; source of supply of tobacco products; time of quitting use of tobacco; extent of number of cigarettes smoked daily; age at starting to use tobacco; attempts to quit smoking; length of stoping; probability of smoking in three years; use of tobacco products by father and mother as well as friends, spouse, superiors and siblings; attitude to smoking bans and tobacco advertising; attitude to smoking (scales). Use of alcohol: frequency of drinking selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; self-assessment of use of alcohol; occasion for drinking; sources of supply; age at first consumption and first intoxication; attitude to alcohol (scale); use of alcohol by closest friends, acquaintances of father, of mother as well as of partner. Health: self-assessment of current condition of health and paying attention to one´s health; most important illnesses and complaints; measures to protect against AIDS; attitude to an AIDS test; last visit to the doctor; frequency of use of selected medications, tranquilizers as well as vitamin preparations; information on medications taken last week. Use of intoxicants: detailed information on intoxicants used; age at first use and frequency of use of intoxicants; use of sniffing materials; frequency of injected intoxicants; use of several drugs at the same time; type and frequency of drugs consumed in the last few weeks; increasing use of drugs for the same effect; use of drugs to eliminate fear and conditions of restlessness or physical pain; use of drugs more important than friends or hobbies; missing work or school due to procuring drugs; perceived stress from use of drugs; self-classification of dependence on drugs; reasons for quitting use of drugs or for use of drugs; reference persons at first and later use of intoxicants; partner in use of drugs; reference person with problems due to the use of drugs; use of soft as well as also hard drugs in circle of friends and acquaintances; extent of drug addicts in social surroundings; classification of availability of hashish, stimulants, heroin, methadon, opiates and cocaine for the respondent; sources of information for the drug problem; classification of potential for addiction of selected drugs; attitude to persons using different drugs; self-assessment of dependence on intoxicants, alcohol and nicotine; personal stress and problems in the last 12 months and extent of this stress; thoughts of suicide; judgement on the social system; unemployment of partner; type of health insurance protection; insured oneself or insured through another; weight and height; current pregnancy or pregnancy planned; intended reduction of use of intoxicants in case of pregnancy; number of sex partners in the last year; use of condoms and contraception; desire for children; type of precautionary check-ups conducted in the last 12 months and frequency of selected health complaints; recommendations from the doctor regarding limitation of use of alcohol and smoking as well as conducted screening of blood lipid values and blood pressure as well as weight; attitude to use of alcohol and dependence on alcohol (scale, Feuerlein); local residency; ethnic Germans from Eastern Europe or emigrant from East Germany; satisfaction in selected areas of life. The following questions were also posed to persons who had not yet tried any intoxicants: probability in the future of trying hashish, cocaine or opiates.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-07 / 1991-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Respondents between the ages of 12 to 39 years
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection (ADM-Design)
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey as well as telephone interviews with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 21632
    Number of Variables: 837
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2343 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Hrsg.): Repräsentativerhebung 1990 zum Konsum und Mißbrauch von illegalen Drogen, alkoholischen Getränken, Medikamenten und Tabakwaren. Bonn: Manuskript (1990).

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

IFT, Institut für Therapieforschung, München; Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn (1993): Konsum und Mißbrauch von illegalen Drogen, alkoholischen Getränken, Medikamenten und Tabakwaren 1990 (Epidemiologischer Suchtsurvey). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2343