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Eurobarometer 49: Food Product Safety, Child Sex Tourism, Health Care, and Cancer, April-May 1998

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Melich, Anna
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Eurobarometer Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; cancer; child prostitution; disease prevention; economic integration; European unification; European Union; food safety; health care; health status; life satisfaction; political influence; public opinion; quality of life; sex tourism; social change
  • Abstract

    This round of Eurobarometer surveys queried respondents on standard Eurobarometer measures such as public awareness of and attitudes toward the European Union (EU), and also focused on the safety of food products, sex tourism with children (people away on a holiday or business trip having sex with children), health care issues, and cancer awareness. Respondents were queried about food product safety issues, including which foods were considered safe, under which types of controls a food product was considered safe, the necessity for more frequent and stricter controls, factors that determined the safety of a food product, where the safest food products could be purchased, who told the truth about the safety of food products, reasons for using or not using label information, the type of information read and used, whether the respondent followed food use and storage instructions, and the types of information that should be on food product labels. Other topics covered in this survey included health care and cancer. Respondents reported on their general state of health, and whether they had recently visited a doctor or had been treated in a hospital. They provided information on their level of satisfaction with the health care system in their country, their opinions on health care options and treatments, how spending for health care should be financed, and their reactions to several examples about the use of health care resources. Questions on cancer focused on respondents' understanding of possible symptoms, their opinions on the prevention of cancer, and the importance of national screening programs for breast cancer. Women and men were asked separate sets of questions about breast cancer and prostate cancer. This survey also asked respondents about "child sex tourism," including awareness of and willingness to discuss sex tourism involving children, and opinions regarding how common this problem is, where it takes place, the kind of people who take part in it, the reasons why people would take part, and the moral and legal acceptability of child sex tourism. Demographic and other background information provided includes respondent's age, sex, marital status, occupation, left-right political self-placement and vote intention, as well as household income, the number of people residing in the home, and region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1998-04-07 / 1998-05-27
    Time period: 1998-04-07--1998-05-27
  • 1998-04-07 / 1998-05-27
    Collection date: 1998-04-07--1998-05-27
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Europe
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 15 and over residing in the 15 member nations of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
Multistage national probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Data processing for this collection was performed at the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung (ZA) in Cologne, Germany. (2) The codebook is provided by ZA and the data collection instrument is provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2004-07-26 The data have been further processed by ZA and the SPSS data definition statements have been updated. Also, a standard machine-readable codebook (PDF) and SAS data definition statements have been added.2000-08-28 Data for all previously-embargoed variables are now available.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Melich, Anna (1999): Eurobarometer 49: Food Product Safety, Child Sex Tourism, Health Care, and Cancer, April-May 1998. Version 1. Eurobarometer Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.