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International Social Survey Programme: Health and Health Care - ISSP 2011

Version
3.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • ISSP Research Group
Publication Date
2015-06-10
Contributor
  • Evans, Ann (The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia) (Researcher)
  • Dimova, Lilia (Agency for Social Analyses (ASA), Bulgaria) (Researcher)
  • Sapin, Marlène (FORS swiss foundation for research in soical sciences, c/o University of Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Joye, Dominique (FORS swiss foundation for research in social sciences, c/o University of Lausanne, Switzerland) (Researcher)
  • Segovia, Carolina (Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Santiago, Chile) (Researcher)
  • Hamplová, Dana (Institute of Sociology, Prague, Czech Republic) (Researcher)
  • Blom, Raimo (University of Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Melin, Harri (University of Tampere, Finland) (Researcher)
  • Forsé, Michel (FRANCE-ISSP (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff, France) (Researcher)
  • Park, Alison (National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Clery, Liz (National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London, Great Britain) (Researcher)
  • Marinović Jerolimov, Dinka (Institute for Social Research, Zagreb, Croatia) (Researcher)
  • Lewin-Epstein, Noah (B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv, Israel) (Researcher)
  • Murata, Hiroko (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Masaki, Miki (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Aramaki, Hiroshi (NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan) (Researcher)
  • Kim, Sang-Wook (Department of Sociology, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea) (Researcher)
  • Kolsrud, Kirstine (Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Skjåk, Knut K. (Norwegian Social Science Data Services, Bergen, Norway) (Researcher)
  • Khakhulina, Ludmilla (Levada-Center, Moscow, Russia) (Researcher)
  • Hafner-Fink, Mitja (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Malnar, Brina (Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) (Researcher)
  • Chang, Ying-hwa (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan) (Researcher)
  • Carton, Ann (Vlaamse Overheid, Studiedienst van de Vlaamse Regering (Research Centre of the Flemish Government) (SVR), Flanders (Belgium)) (Researcher)
  • Loosveldt, Geert (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • Swyngedouw, Marc (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • Elchardus, Mark (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • Glorieux, Ignace (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • Molenberghs, Geert (University of Hasselt, Belgium) (Researcher)
  • Wolf, Christof (GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Germany) (Researcher)
  • Clement, Sanne L. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Andersen, Johannes (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Møberg, Rasmus (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Lolle, Henrik (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Shamshiri-Petersen, Ditte (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Andersen, Jørgen G. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Larsen, Christian A. (Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, Aalborg University, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Sønderskov, Kim M. (Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Sommer Harrits, Gitte (Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Jæger, Mads (Department of Education, University of Aarhus, Aahrhus, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Gundelach, Peter (Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Levinsen, Klaus (Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Fridberg, Torben (The Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen, Denmark) (Researcher)
  • Krupavičius, Algis (Policy and Public Administration Institute, Kaunas University of technology, Lithuania) (Researcher)
  • Zielinski, Marcin W. (Institute for Social Studies, Warsaw University, Poland) (Researcher)
  • Vala, Jorge (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Ramos, Alice (Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) (Researcher)
  • Edlund, Jonas (Department of Sociology, Umea University, Sweden) (Researcher)
  • Bahna, Miloslav (Institute for Sociology of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia) (Researcher)
  • Çarkoğlu, Ali (Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Istanbul, Turkey) (Researcher)
  • Kalaycıoğlu, Ersin (Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), Istanbul, Turkey) (Researcher)
  • Smith, Tom W. (National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago, USA) (Researcher)
  • Marsden, Peter V. (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) (Researcher)
  • Hout, Michael (University of California, Berkeley, USA) (Researcher)
  • Struwig, Jare (Human Science Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria, South Africa) (Researcher)
  • Ganzeboom, Harry (VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands) (Researcher)
  • Li, Lulu (The National Survey Research Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China) (Researcher)
  • Meraviglia, Cinzia (Institute of Social Research, University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy) (Researcher)
  • Méndez, Mónica (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • García-Pardo, Natalia (Center of Sociological Research (CIS), Madrid, Spain) (Researcher)
  • Bréchon Pierre (Researcher)
  • Social Weather Stations, Quezon City, Philippines (Researcher)
  • Institut Wallon de l’évaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique (IWEPS), Belgium (Researcher)
  • Australia: Academic Surveys Australia, Black Rock, Melbourne (Data Collector)
  • Belgium - Flanders: Significant GfK, Heverlee (Data Collector)
  • Belgium - Wallonia: Institut Wallon de l’évaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique (IWEPS) (Data Collector)
  • Bulgaria: ESI Center (Data Collector)
  • Switzerland: M.I.S. Trend SA, Institut de recherches sociales et économiques, Lausanne (Data Collector)
  • Chile: ICCOM, Santiago (Data Collector)
  • China: The National Survey Research Center, Renmin University of China, Beijing (Data Collector)
  • Czech Republic: MEDIAN research age (Data Collector)
  • Denmark: Rambøll Denmark A/S, Copenhagen (Data Collector)
  • Spain: Center of Sociological Research (CIS) (Data Collector)
  • Finland: Statistics Finland, Social Survey Unit, Helsinki (Data Collector)
  • France: Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique, Laboratoire de Sociologie Quantitative), Malakoff (Data Collector)
  • Germany: TNS Infratest (Data Collector)
  • Great Britain: National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), London (Data Collector)
  • Croatia: Hendal market research (Data Collector)
  • Israel: B.I. and Lucille Cohen, Institute for public opinion research, Tel Aviv (Data Collector)
  • Italy: Marker S.r.l., Mestre (Venice) (Data Collector)
  • Japan: Central Research Services, Inc., Tokyo (Data Collector)
  • Lithuania: Baltic surveys Ltd., Vilnius (Data Collector)
  • Poland: Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS), Warsaw (Data Collector)
  • Portugal: CESOP, Centro de Estudos e Sondagens de Opinião (Data Collector)
  • South Korea: Survey Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul (Data Collector)
  • Norway: TNS Gallup, Oslo (contact and paper questionnaire administration) and NSD, Bergen (web questionnaire administration) (Data Collector)
  • Philippines: Social Weather Stations, Quezon City (Data Collector)
  • Russia: Analytic Levada-Center, Moscow (Data Collector)
  • Slovakia: TNS Slovakia, Bratislava (Data Collector)
  • Sweden: TNS SIFO, Stockholm (Data Collector)
  • Slovenia: Public Opinion and Mass Communication Research Centre (CJMMK), University of Ljubljana (Data Collector)
  • Taiwan: Center for Survey Research, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Nankang, Taipei (Data Collector)
  • USA: National Opinion Research Center (NORC), Chicago (Data Collector)
  • South Africa: Human Science Research Council (HSRC), Pretoria (Data Collector)
  • Netherlands: VU University Amsterdam (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Social Policy
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Health policy
Description
  • Abstract

    Evaluation of health care system in the country. Personal health. Health insurance. Themes: satisfaction with life (happiness); confidence in the educational system and the health system of the country; changes of health care system is needed; justification of better medical supply and better education for people with higher incomes; assessment of the health care system of the country (scale: estimation of improvement of the health care system, usage of health care services more than necessary, government should provide only basic health care services, inefficient health care system); willingness to pay higher taxes to improve the level of health care for all people in the country; attitude towards public funding of: preventive medical checkups, treatment of HIV/AIDS, programs to prevent obesity and conduct organ transplants; attitude towards the access to publicly funded health care for people without citizenship of the country and even if they behave in ways that damage their health; estimated part of people without access to the health care system; causes of severe health problems (behavior that damages health, environment, genes, poverty); evaluation of patients for smoking habits, age and the presence of young children for a needed heart operation; attitude towards alternative (traditional or folk) medicine (provides better solutions for health problems than conventional medicine, promises more than it is able to deliver); assessment of doctors in general in the country (scale: doctors can be trusted, discuss all treatment options with their patients, poor medical skills, more care about their earnings than about their patients, openness in dealing with mistakes during treatment); frequency of difficulties with work or household activities because of health problems, bodily aches or pains, unhappiness and depression, loss of self-confidence and insuperable problems in the past four weeks; frequency of doctor visits and of visiting an alternative (traditional/folk) health care practitioner during the past twelve months; stay in hospital or a clinic as an in-patient overnight during the last year; reasons why the respondent did not receive needed medical treatment (could not pay for it, could not take the time off work or because of other commitments, needed treatment was not available at the place of residence, too long waiting list); likelihood of getting the best treatment available in the country in the case of seriously illness and of treatment from the doctor of own choice; satisfaction with the health care system in the country; satisfaction with treatment at the last visit to a doctor, when attending alternative health care practitioner and with the last hospital stay; number of smoked cigarettes per day; frequency of drinking four or more alcoholic drinks on the same day, strenuous physical activity and of eating fresh fruit or vegetables; assessment of personal health; respondent has a long-standing illness, a chronic condition or a disability; height and weight of respondent; kind of personal health insurance; only respondents with health insurance: assessment of personal health insurance coverage. Optional items: personal health insurance covers the prescribed drugs, dental health care and in-patient health care in hospital; need of a referral from the family doctor before visiting a medical specialist; limitation of social activities with family or friends because of health problems. Demography: Sex; age; year of birth; years in school; education (country specific); highest completed degree; work status; hours worked weekly; employment relationship; number of employees; supervision of employees; number of supervised employees; type of organization: for-profit vs. non profit and public vs. private; occupation (ISCO-88); main employment status; living in steady partnership; union membership; religious affiliation or denomination (country specific); groups of religious denominations; attendance of religious services; top-bottom self-placement; vote in last general election; country specific party voted in last general election; party voted (left-right); ethnicity (country specific); number of children; number of toddlers; size of household; earnings of respondent (country specific); family income (country specific); marital status; place of living: urban – rural; region (country specific). Information about spouse and about partner on: work status; hours worked weekly; employment relationship: supervises other employees, occupation (ISCO-88); main employment status. Additionally encoded: date of interview; case substitution flag; mode of data collection; weight.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-05-01 / 2012-08-08
    Australia
  • 2011-08-16 / 2011-09-20
    Bulgaria
  • 2011-03-07 / 2011-11-17
    Switzerland
  • 2011-11-11 / 2011-12-11
    Chile
  • 2012-02-24 / 2012-03-30
    Czech Republic
  • 2011-08-28 / 2011-12-09
    Finland
  • 2011-03 / 2011-09
    France
  • 2011-07-01 / 2011-11-07
    Great Britain
  • 2011-05-20 / 2011-06-20
    Croatia
  • 2011-11-19 / 2012-04-26
    Israel
  • 2011-11-26 / 2011-12-04
    Japan
  • 2011-06-26 / 2011-08-31
    Korea (South)
  • 2012-03-07 / 2012-05-04
    Norway
  • 2011-09-04 / 2011-09-07
    Philippines
  • 2011-12-05 / 2011-12-23
    Russia
  • 2011-03-09 / 2011-06-15
    Slovenia
  • 2011-07-17 / 2011-11-10
    Taiwan (1st wave)
  • 2012-02-28 / 2012-04-07
    Taiwan (2nd wave)
  • 2011-04-02 / 2011-08-16
    Belgium - Flanders
  • 2012-09-24 / 2012-12-24
    Belgium - Wallonia
  • 2012-04-23 / 2012-09-30
    Germany
  • 2013-01-08 / 2013-03-01
    Denmark
  • 2011-11-22 / 2011-12-19
    Lithuania
  • 2013-04-13 / 2013-04-25
    Poland
  • 2012-11-03 / 2013-04-03
    Portugal
  • 2011-02-28 / 2011-05-16
    Sweden
  • 2012-10-25 / 2012-12-10
    Slovakia
  • 2011-11-26 / 2012-01-22
    Turkey
  • 2012-03-19 / 2012-09-05
    United States
  • 2011-09-20 / 2011-10-30
    South Africa
  • 2011-03-08 / 2011-12-01
    Netherlands
  • 2011-11-15 / 2011-12-19
    China
  • 2012-10-18 / 2013-02-04
    Italy
  • 2012-05-23 / 2012-07-23
    Spain
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia (AU)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Chile (CL)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Japan (JP)
  • Korea, Republic of (KR)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Philippines (PH)
  • Russian Federation (RU)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Taiwan (TW)
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • United States (US)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • South Africa (ZA)
  • China (CN)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Spain (ES)
Sampled Universe
Age: 18 years old and older Exceptions: Denmark (18-79), Finland (15-74), Italy (16 years old and older), Japan (16 years old and older), Norway (19-78), Sweden (18-80), South Africa (16 years old and older)
Sampling
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling procedures differ for the individual countries: partly simple, partly multi-stage stratified random samples
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
  • Mode of interview differs for the individual countries: partly face-to-face interviews (partly CAPI) with standardized questionnaire, partly paper and pencil and postal survey and partly web survey Australia: Self-completion, paper and pencil, mailed to, mailed back by respondent Belgium - Flanders: ISSP-module: drop-off questionnaire. Background variables were asked face-to-face (CAPI) Belgium - Wallonia: postal survey Bulgaria: Face-to-face (PAPI) Switzerland: CAPI Chile: Face-to-face China: Face-to-face (PAPI) Czech Republic: Face-to-face Denmark: Web based (self-completion). A postal introduction letter containing a link was mailed to all respondents Spain: Face-to-face (PAPI) Finland: Postal (both directions), self-completion, paper & pencil OR internet France: Mail Germany: Self-completion questionnaire (CASI), interviewer in attendance. Background variables were asked face-to-face (CAPI). Great Britain: Self-completion questionnaire, completed by the respondent after the main face-to-face interview and collected by the interviewer or posted by the respondent. Croatia: Face-to-face Israel: Face-to-face Italy: Self completion, paper and pencil; questionnaire delivered by interviewer, returned by mail and self completion, web questionnaire Japan: Self-completion Lithuania: Face to face interview/paper and pencil interview (PAPI), with visuals Korea (South): Face-to-face Norway: Combined mail survey and web survey Philippines: Face-to-face interviews with visuals Poland: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Portugal: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) Russia: Face-to-face interview Sweden: Postal survey Slovakia: CAPI with visuals (visuals displayed on screen) Slovenia: Personal interviews (pencil and paper with visuals) South Africa: Face-to-face Taiwan: Face-to-face interview (pencil and paper & CAPI) Turkey: Face-to-Face interviews with visuals USA: Face-to-face (CAPI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 55081
    Number of Variables: 336
Note
In the first partial data release (v1.0.0) the following 17 countries are included with their number of cases: Australia: 1946 Bulgaria: 1003 Switzerland: 1212 Chile: 1559 Czech Republic: 1804 Finland: 1340 France: 3319 Great Britain: 936 Croatia: 1210 Israel: 1220 Japan: 1306 South Korea: 1535 Norway: 1834 Philippines: 1200 Russia: 1511 Slovenia: 1082 Taiwan: 2199 In the second data release additionally the following 12 countries are included with their number of cases: Belgium - Flanders: 1210, Wallonia: 1873 Germany: 1681 (East 564, West 1117) Denmark: 1388 Lithuania: 1187 Netherlands: 1472 Poland: 1115 Portugal: 1022 Slovakia: 1128 South Africa: 3004 Sweden: 1158 Turkey: 1559 USA: 1550 In the third data release additionally the following 3 countries are included with their number of cases: China: 5620 Spain: 2712 Italy: 1186
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5800 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11759
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.11605

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 15 | Registration Date: 2015-06-12

ISSP Research Group (2015): International Social Survey Programme: Health and Health Care - ISSP 2011. Version: 3.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12252