The Drug Affinity of Young People in the Federal Republic of Germany 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The drug affinity of young people in the Federal Republic of Germany. Topics: leisure activities: personal life satisfaction; spending leisure time at home or outside the home; type and frequency of leisure activities exercised; frequency of attendance of Techno events and average length of stay in Techno clubs; size of social network; health-conscious conduct; models in media and peer groups; person to confide in and conversation partner for important matters; judgement on personal condition of health; self-assessment of extent to which informed about harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and drug use; self-classification as youth or grown-up; self-confidence, satisfaction with self and attitude to family, supervisors and school (scale). Alcohol use: average daily drinking habits regarding alkohol-free and alcoholic beverages; information on alcohol use the day before, last Thursday as wellas last weekend; nformation on respective partners in consumption and place of alcohol use; alcohol use due to particular reason; judgement of various effects of alcohol use (scale); assessment of the health risk from consumption of 1 liter of beer, 1/2 Liter of wine as well as 5-6 schnapps per day; frequency of alcohol excesses; age at first occasion for alcohol intoxication; time of last alcohol intoxication; conversation partner when talking about harm to health that can come about from alcohol use and time since last last conversation on this topic. Tobacco products: age at first smoking or start of regular smoking; occasional smoker or regular smoker; average cigarette use; time of quitting smoking; preferred tobacco products and types of cigarettes (light, strong); preferred main brand; difficulties with quitting; reasons for not smoking and reasons for smoking; assumed smoking habits in five years; attitude of friends to quitting or starting smoking; frequency of attempts to quit smoking; perception of general notices on the jeopardy to health from smoking; knowledge of such notices on cigarettes packages and time since reading such a notice; perceived cigarette advertising at the movies, in a newspaper or magazine or on bill-boards; attitude to prohibition of cigarette advertising; time since conversation about health dangers from smoking; attitude to jeopardy to health from smoking (scale). Drugs: degree of familiarity of selected drugs; attitude to use of selected drugs; contacts with drug users and their habits of using selected drugs; type of personal drug use and age at starting with the individual drugs; drug use alone or in company and place of drug use; frequency of drug use and time since last use; motives for use or reasons for rejecting drugs; Non-users: personal intent to use drugs, age, place and group in which there was an offer of drugs, personal reaction to this offer, reasons for rejecting drug use; advice from friends against use of drugs; self-assessment of extent to which informed about effects of drug use; interest in the topic of drugs and addiction; assessment of the possibility of young people to influence their friends not to use drugs; possibility to obtain illegal drugs within 24 hours; conversation partner in talks about drugs and addiction; time since last conversation about the dangers of drug use; content and cause of the conversation; personal readiness to motivate a friend not to use hashish or a user to abstain; personal success in motivating a user to abstain; knowledge of laws against drug possession; probability of being caught by the police when using hashish or ecstasy in public; assessment of physical and psychological dangers from use of hashish, heroin, cocaine as well as ecstasy. Health: frequency of selected physical complaints; use of medication to treat the complaints; frequency of using selected medications (sleeping pills, pain-killers, vitamins, tranquilizers, stimulants, appetite suppressant, laxatives and tonic); menstruation complaints and use of medication against menstruation complaints; comparison of the drug problem with the alcohol problem in Germany; use of information brochures about alcohol, drugs and smoking; knowledge about the "Federal Center for Health Education" (BZgA); spontaneous associations with the BZgA; familiarity of information ads on the topic AIDS and drugs; evaluation of information ads; interest in information publications about drugs, alcohol and smoking; willingness to pay for such publications and highest amount; membership in a sports club, leisure club, a citizen initiative, party, trade union and youth group; body weight; height. Demography: highest school completion; class level; type of school attended; school degree sought; further education intent after conclusion of school education; extent of jobs during vacations or concurrent with school or training; age at leaving the general education school; occupational training; training conclusion sought; current and earlier employment; reasons for non-employment; duration of unemployment; occupational position; employment in the civil service; length of employment; frequency and length of unemployment during the last five years; most important socialization authority in one's own youth; school conclusion, employment and occupational position of parents (social origins); living in parental home; year of leaving parental home; living together with parents, step-parents, parents-in-law, siblings, partner, one's own children, in a group sharing a residence or alone; household size; composition of household; marital status; school conclusion, college, current and earlier employment, unemployment, training and occupation of partner; number and ages of children; income sources; monthly income; drivers license class; vehicle possession; entertainment electronics in household; computer possession and equipment of the computer; Internet access; living in the FRG, the GDR or abroad in 1989; telephone possession; sex; birth date; length of residency in city; age; state; governmental district; city size (political and Boustedt); citizenship. Indices: education status; smoker status; alcohol use; drug experience; beer, wine, schnapps, mixed drink consumption. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons during the interview; intervention of persons present in the interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; assessment of reliability of survey sperson. Also encoded was: date of interview; interview length; number of interview on the sample point; number of contact attempts; interviewer sex; interviewer age; interviewer education; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1997-10 / 1997-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 12 to 25 years living in private households
Sampling Procedure Comment: Three-stage random selection procedure in the ADM-Design with use of two ADM sample nets. The choice of the survey household resulted from random-route. The determination of the person in the household actually interviewed was done by a random number selection key.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3358
    Number of Variables: 1218
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3138 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Die Drogenaffinität Jugendlicher in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1997: Eine Wiederholungsbefragung der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung Köln 1998.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22