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AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic of Germany 2000

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, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Information and communication practices as well as knowledge, attitudes and behaviors in connection with AIDS. Attitude to education about AIDS and attitude to HIV-infected people. Topics: satisfaction with personal condition of health; greatest health danger for the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic; knowledge about AIDS; assessment of the danger of AIDS infection in selected situations; knowledge about the possibilities of infection with AIDS in various situations; knowledge about the HIV test; frequency, place and point in time of HIV tests conducted by respondent; knowledge about the significance of the test result HIV positive; probability of personal contacts with HIV infected persons; personal contacts with AIDS patients or HIV infected; discrimination or observed behavior with HIV infected in the media and in personal surroundings; concern about personal AIDS disease or HIV infection 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; personal counseling on AIDS; use of AIDS brochures of the health authorities; manner and time of last receipt of AIDS education in the media as well as in special information events; participation in an AIDS information event as well as place of event and adviser; AIDS counseling in school; knowledge about the poster action "Gib AIDS keine Chance" {don't give AIDS a chance}; knowledge about the "Mach's mit" ads on radio {do it with (condom)} (advertising success control); knowledge about the central telephone AIDS counseling; self-assessment of extent to which informed about AIDS; interest in further information on how one can protect oneself from infection with the AIDS Virus; interest in the situation in life of AIDS patients; interest in medical research reports about AIDS; media usage, private and occupational Internet use and going to the movies; condom use with steady as well as new partners; assessment of the difficulty of convincing partner to use a condom; assessment of the attitude of the population on condom use at the start of a new relationship; acceptance of wish of partner for condoms; expectation of a new intimate relationship in the next few months and intent to talk about the topic "AIDS" with the new partner; age at first sexual intercourse; sexual activity and number of changing sex partners in the last 12 months; personal experience with condoms and influence of the sexual experience by condom use; frequency of condom use; contraception or protection against infection with HIV or other venereal diseases as major reason for condom use; condom use with chance acquaintances (one-night stand); consequences of subjectively perceived AIDS danger for personal sexual practices; personal willingness to care for HIV-infected people; attitude to isolating AIDS patients; extent to which informed about possibilities to protect against AIDS; stress on the topic of AIDS and condoms as well as their use with new partner; attitude to selected reasons for condom use; knowledge about handling of condoms; assessment of the material security of condoms; aversion against condom use; current possession of condoms; knowledge about new AIDS treatment methods and assessment of the effect of these new treatment methods on one's own attitude and the public consciousness about AIDS; 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; length of relation up to now; estimated duration of relation in future; time of last sexual relation; current and earlier employment, occupational activity and position; occupation characteristics of job; differentiated information on occupation and work; highest school degree; vocational training; size of household; number of adult persons in household; self-assessment of religiousness; religious denomination; monthly net household income (classified). Research area: FRG The sample of the person interviewed took place according to a random procedure in which computer-generated random numbers from telephone numbers were used with subsequent random selection of the person in the household to be questioned. Interviewed were persons 16 years old and older.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-10 / 2001-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Collection Mode
  • Computer-aided telephone interviews with standardized questionnaire (CATI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3601
    Number of Variables: 254
Comparable investigations are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1757, 1758, 2042, 2463, 2464, 2687 and 3137.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3428 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000: Wissen, Einstellungen und Verhalten zum Schutz vor Aids. Eine Wiederholungsstudie der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung. Endbericht. Köln, Mai 2001.

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

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (2001): AIDS im öffentlichen Bewußtsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2000. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.