AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • Christiansen, Gerhard (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln) (Researcher)
  • Töppich, Jürgen (Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln) (Researcher)
  • FORSA, Dortmund (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Knowledge on AIDS, readiness for protection against AIDS. Attitude towards education on AIDS and attitude towards HIV-positive people. Topics: Satisfaction with personal health condition; greatest risks to health for the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic; knowledge on AIDS; assessment of the risk of infection with AIDS in selected situations; knowledge of the possibilities of contracting AIDS in various situations; knowledge of the HIV test; frequency, place and time of HIV test on respondent; knowledge of the significance of the test result HIV-positive; probability of personal contact with persons infected with HIV; personal contact with AIDS patients or people infected with HIV; concern about personally contracting AIDS or HIV in one´s circle of friends; assessment of personal risk of infection due to sexual intercourse; sources of information about AIDS used; frequency of the topic ´AIDS´ in one´s circle of friends; counselling others on AIDS; use of AIDS brochures of health officials; type and time of last receiving AIDS education in the media as well as in special information events; participation in AIDS counselling as well as place of counselling and adviser; AIDS counselling in school; knowledge of the poster campaign ´Gib Aids keine Chance´ {don´t give AIDS a chance}; knowledge of the central telephone AIDS counselling; self-assessment of extent to which informed about AIDS; interest in information and in the life situation of AIDS sufferers; condom use with stable as well as new partners; acceptance of partner’s wish to use condoms; expectation of a new intimate relationship in the next few months and intention to talk about the topic of ´AIDS´ with the new partner; sexual activity and number of different sexual partners in the last 12 months; personal experience with condoms and its influence on one’s sexual experiences; frequency of condom use; contraception or infection as primary reason for the use of condoms; random acquaintance and sexual intercourse as well as condom use hereby; consequences of the risk of AIDS on personal sexual practices; personal willingness to care for people infected with HIV; attitude to isolation of AIDS patients and to a legal duty to submit one to an AIDS test; making a central theme of the topic ´AIDS´ and condoms and their use with a new partner; attitude to selected reasons for condom use; knowledge on condom-use; assessment of the material safety of condoms; aversion to condom use; current possession of condoms; current methods of contraception; knowledge about new methods of AIDS treatment; last vacation trip; sexual contacts on vacation and condom use. Demography: Age; sex; marital status; living together with a partner; steady partner; sexual relation with partner; duration of the relation; statement about future duration of the relation; employment; occupational position; school leaving certificate; household size; existence of religious belief.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-10 / 1997-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Interviewed were persons 16 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sample of persons interviewed took place according to a random procedure in which computer-generated random numbers were used as telephone numbers with subsequent random selection of the person in the household to be interviewed. Over-sample of those 16 to 44 years old.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3600
    Number of Variables: 200
Comparable investigations are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1757, 1758, 2042 and 2687.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3137 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Aids im öffentlichen Bewußtsein der Bundesrepublik 1997: Eine Wiederholungsbefragung der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung, Köln. Endbericht. (Referat 2-25) Juli 1998.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22