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Use and Abuse of Illegal Drugs, Alcoholic Drinks, Medicines and Tobacco Products 1992 - Eastern Germany (Epidemiological Survey on Substance Abuse)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • IFT, München
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn
Publication Date
1995
Contributor
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
Description
  • Abstract

    Use of drugs, alcohol, medications, tobacco among young people in the new states. Topics: Family and childhood: socialization authorities during childhood; information on whereabouts of parents and their marital status; characterization of relationship and assignment of selected characteristics to father as well as mother; number of children in parental home; year of birth and if appropriate year of death of natural parents; birth dates of natural parents, siblings and if appropriate step-brother or step-sister; social origins; school degree and occupational data of father and mother; general assessment of financial situation of family; employment of father and mother. School and occupation: current education status; school degree; repeating a class in school; completed vocational training; dates of employment; frequency of unemployment between 1987 and 1990; unemployment in the last year; total duration of unemployment as well as receipt of welfare in the last few years; time worked each week; characterization of psychological and physical stress from work or school; feeling of exhaustion at quitting time. Housing situation: living together with parents or others in a group sharing a residence; prematurely leaving home; age at leaving parental home. Leisure time: belonging to a clique of young people; leisure activity with others or alone; frequency of selected leisure activities; most important reference person; frequency of playing slot machines with possibility of winning; weekly duration of play and perceived stress from playing machines. Use of tobacco products: use of cigarettes; brand of cigarettes as well as statement of amount of nicotine and tar of the brand of cigarettes; preferred place of purchase of tobacco products; year of starting to smoke; length of interruption in use of tobacco; assessment of probability of conducting oneself in the same manner in the future regarding smoking or not smoking; statement of use of tobacco products by father and mother; classification of most frequent contact groups in occupation and leisure time as smoker or non-smoker; attitude to smoking bans in selected situations and attitude to tobacco advertising; attitude to smoking (scale). Drinking habits: frequency of drinking selected non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; daily consumption of beer, wine, liqueurs and strong alcoholic beverages; weekly consumption of beer, wine and spirits; self-classification of personal use of alcohol; most important occasion or place to drink alcohol; most important sources of supply for alcohol; age at starting regular consumption of alcohol; age at first alcohol excess; domestic use of alcohol of father and mother; use of alcohol by closest friend or partner; attitude to use of alcohol (scale); conduct in use of alcohol of closest friends and acquaintances. Health: health consciousness; self-classification of personal condition of health; statement of most important health complaints; protection against AIDS practiced; interest in an AIDS test; time of last visit to the doctor; preparation, type and frequency of medications used. Use of intoxicants: type of drugs ever used; age and frequency in use of sniffing materials; statement of age at first use and frequency of use, differences according to drug types; injecting intoxicants; frequency of simultaneous use of various intoxicants; time period since last use of individual intoxicants; use of increasingly higher doses to obtain euphoria; use of medications or intoxicants to calm and eliminate conditions of fear; neglecting friends or hobbies from procuring drugs; skipping school and work for the purpose of procuring drugs; perceived stress from use of intoxicants; perceived dependence on use of intoxicants; reasons for possibly having ended use of intoxicants in the meantime; most important reasons for use of drugs earlier in comparison to today; sources of supply for first drug and for later use; other users at first use of intoxicants and later; person to confide in with problems as a result of use of drugs; readiness to try drugs with those experienced with drugs; use of hard and soft drugs in one´s circle of friends; number of addicts in one´s circle of friends; availability of drugs within 24 hours; extent to which informed about the drug problem; assessment of addiction potential of individual drugs and medications; perceived closeness to or rejection of smokers and users of hard as well as soft drugs; self-assessment of dependence on drugs, alcohol or nicotine; particular events or problems in the last year and personally perceived stress from this; thoughts of suicide; self-assessment of personal situation; weight; height; current or planned pregnancy of respondent or partner; planned changes of the use of alcohol and tobacco in case of pregnancy; number of sex partners in the last year; use of condoms and contraception; desired number of children; employment in Western Germany; length of residence in city; assessment of satisfaction (scale) in the areas school and work, residence, finances, leisure time, health, family, relation with friends and self-satisfaction; general contentment with life; readiness for a follow-up interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-06 / 1992-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
  • Brandenburg (DE-BB)
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DE-MV)
  • Saxony (DE-SN)
  • Saxony-Anhalt (DE-ST)
  • Thuringia (DE-TH)
Sampled Universe
The German residential population between the ages of 12 to 39 years
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample from the data of the resident registry offices stored centrally in Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4455
    Number of Variables: 635
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2688 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Herbst, Klaus; Schumann, Jutta; Wiblishauser, Peter M.: Repräsentativerhebung zum Konsum und Mißbrauch von illegalen Drogen, alkoholischen Getränken, Medikamenten und Tabakwaren: Untersuchung in den neuen Ländern 1992. München: IFT Institut für Therapieforschung 1993.

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

IFT, München; Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn (1995): Konsum und Mißbrauch von illegalen Drogen, alkoholischen Getränken, Medikamenten und Tabakwaren 1992 - Ostdeutschland (Epidemiologischer Suchtsurvey). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2688