Health Habits and Attitude to Health Questions (Efficiency Check 1975)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • General health
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Health consciousness and health habits. Use of Semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol. Degree of familiarity and use of brochures from the Bundeszentrale fuer gesundheitliche Aufklaerung {Federal Center for Health Education}. Topics: satisfaction with leisure time; rough leisure time budget for weekdays; vacation in the last year; length of vacation; a portion or the entire year´s vacation; leisure activities on working days as well as on Sundays and holidays; wishes for information on health questions; degree of familiarity and judgement on importance of health education actions; type of health complaints in the last four months; general judgement on personal condition of health (scale); personal measures to maintain good health; observing one´s own health; frequency of visits to a pediatrician, a general practitioner as well as specialists in the last three months; frequency of purchases of medications with and without prescription; over the counter medication purchased; participation in medical check-ups; subject area of the doctor conducting the medical check-up; positive or negative diagnosis in the medical check-up; participation in medical check-ups for children and their outcomes; characteristics of persons with ´enviable good health´; frequency of weighing; weight; height; knowledge about the basic material of human nutrition and knowledge of foods containing much protein, many carbohydrates and hidden fats; familiarity of the term Mischkost {balanced diet}; participation in group meals and judgement on these meals; attitude to calorie information on food packages and menus in restaurants; knowledge about the consequences of overweight; attitudes to the topic nutrition and food (scale); daily use of alcohol; frequency of ´being inebriated´ in the last fourteen days; occasions at which one drinks a lot; use of tobacco products; earlier use of tobacco products; time period of doing without tobacco; procedure at quitting smoking; number of cigarettes smoked each day; inhaling; desire to quit smoking; number of attempts to quit smoking; duration of the most successful attempt to quit smoking; procedure at attempting to quit smoking; perceived annoyance from smoking by other persons; frequent stay in areas where others are smoking a lot; attitude to the topic exercise and sport (scale); definition of the terms handicapped, physically handicapped, mentally handicapped and psychologically sick person; use of contraceptives and type of method used; utilization of and willingness to utilize advice centers for family questions as well as questions of genetic health; assumed interests as well as problems of old people; health and psychological problems particularly feared for one´s health future; utilization of an advice center or a treatment center for mental illness by respondent or a family member; attitude to medications, birth planning, sex education, mental and psychological illnesss (scale); degree of familiarity of the individual education brochures and advisers and information pamphlets of the Bundeszentrale fuer gesundheitliche Aufklaerung; information whether these brochures were read or glanced at and whether advice from them was used; degree of familiarity of the various symbols, symbol figures, newspaper advertisements and posters of the Federal Center; familiarity of the telephone information service on current health problems; utilization of and judgement on this information service of the Federal Center; presence at home in the last seven weekdays; weekday of interview; possession of a telephone.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-05
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
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1979
    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. The studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0904, 1069, 1082, 1089, 1432, 1433, 1798 and 2145.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2501 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • INFRATEST: Effizienzkontrolle 1975 der Maßnahmen der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung. München: INFRATEST 1976.

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