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

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • IFT, München
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn
Publication Date
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
  • 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 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
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2688 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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.