Bases for Action by the Federal Center for Health Education 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • General health
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Gainful employment and health. Smoking habits, use of alcohol and medication. Topics: current employment status and status if not employed; earlier employment; status if part-time employment; professional position; employment in the civil service; limited terms of employment; company size; length of employment; time worked each week with and without overtime; arrangement of working hours, e.g. in changing shifts; characterization of job as physically hard work (scale); noise pollution and risk of accidents at work; computer use at work and number of number of working hours on PC; frequency of work accidents; change of employer or change of occupation due to health reasons; length of unemployment in the last 10 years; opportunities to determine personal pace at work; description of the demands on the current workplace and the job (scale); work satisfaction; smoking permitted at work; frequency of use of alcohol at work by respondent as well as by colleagues; company courses on health questions and personal participation or willingness to participate; emotional and physical stress symptoms after work (scale); fear of the future, concerns and problems in private, occupational and economic area (scale); daily time budget for sleep; well-being after sleeping; adequate leisure time; regularly eating in quiet or under pressure of time; participation in diet; weight; height; type and extent of use of cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco; age at starting use of tobacco; assessment of strength of cigarettes smoked and preferred brand of cigarettes; frequency of attempts to quit smoking; time until relapse to smoking; intents to reduce smoking or stop entirely; assessment of the jeopardy to health from smoking; wish on the part of other persons for an end to smoking; designation of the persons expressing this wish to the respondent; abrupt or gradual reduction of use of tobacco; most important reasons to reduce use of tobacco; personal requests of smokers not to smoke; premises and occasions in which one smokes passively; perceived disturbance by smokers in the immediate vicinity; classification of the jeopardy to health from smoking with daily smoking of 20, 10 or 5 cigarettes; detailed information on frequency and extent of use of alcohol in form of beer, champagne as well as spirits; self-assessment of increase in use of alcohol compared with the period two years ago; most important reasons for reduction of use of alcohol; looking for reduction of tension and relief in alcohol (scale); assessment of the health dangers from consumption of a certain amount of beer, wine as well as a certain amount of sprits; assessment of the physical and psychological dangers from use of hashish, heroin and cocaine in selected amounts; self-assessment of condition of health: frequency of visits to the doctor in the last three months; hospital stays and consultation of lay medical practitioners, nature healers or homoeopaths; orientation on experts in evaluation of personal condition of health; attitude to ´today´s medicine´ in view of solving the health problems of the population; attitude to medical check-ups; perceived overweight; sleeping only with sedatives; dependence on medication to enhance performance; rejection of self-treatment; irritation about the danger of smoking from contraditory statements; participation in a medical check-up in the last 12 months; health-conscious behavior; athletic activity and avoiding stress; type and extent of medications used in the last three months; use of pain-killers, stimulants, sedatives and antidepressants during work; characterization of health-conscious persons by means of a scale; frequency of personal participation in blood donations; regularity of participation in blood donations; knowledge and willingness to participate in courses on weight reduction, breaking the smoking habit, coping with stress, on back exercises, physical fitness and addiction counseling; provider of these courses; frequency of thinking about one´s own health (health consciousness); information practices on health topics (scale); personal opinion leadership in health questions; employment in the public health system or education system; personal activity in youth work; persons in the social surroundings employed in the public health system; member in a self-help organization or a club that concerns itself with health questions; member in a sport club; club membership; number of persons to confide in; respondent as contact for other persons with personal problems; those in need of help in household; insured with compulsory or private health insurance; designation of the health insurance company. As questionnaire to be filled out by the respondent: specification of illnesses and complaints in the last three months; frequency of psychological and somatic complaints. Demography: sex; possession of durable economic goods; year of birth and month of birth; school degree; vocational training; marital status; living together with a partner; age and employment of partner; time worked each week and professional position of partner; children and their age group; number of economically dependent children in household; size of household; number of employed persons in household; monthly net income of household; citizenship; origins from the GDR or a foreign country; possession of telephone answering device. Interviewer rating: type of building; characterization of residential area; weekday of interview; presence of other persons and their degree of relationship to respondent; intervention of other persons in the interview; willingness to cooperate and reliability of respondent. Also encoded was: length of interview; date of interview; number of interview at the sample point; number of personal and telephone contact attempts; sex of interviewer; age of interviewer; interviewer school education.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-11 / 1996-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German residential population (as well as foreign residential population, if possibile to conduct the interview in German) 14 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample). Altogether three ADM sample nets were used: two nets in the Federal Republic West and one net in the the Federal Republic East.
Collection Mode
  • Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3548
    Number of Variables: 546
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3075 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22