AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 1999

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, Gesellschaft für Sozialforschung und statistische Analysen, Dortmund/Berlin (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 to education about AIDS and attitude to HIV-infected. Topics: Satisfaction with personal condition of health; greatest health dangers for the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic; knowledge about AIDS; assessment of the danger of infection with AIDS in selected situations; knowledge about the possibility of transmitting AIDS in various situations; knowledge about the HIV test; frequency of respondent´s having an AIDS test; interest in an HIV test; counselling desired or received before conducting an HIV test; knowledge about the significance of an HIV-positive test result; probability of personal contacts with HIV-infected persons; personal contacts with AIDS patients or HIV-infected people; attitude towards people infected with HIV; concern for personal AIDS disease or HIV infection in one’s circle of friends; point in time of one’s concern about Aids; 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 counselling service in the matter of Aids; use of AIDS brochures from the health authorities; time of last receipt of AIDS education in the media as well as in special information events; where the information events took place; AIDS counselling at school; internet usage on the topic AIDS; knowledge of the publicity campaign “Gib Aids keine Chance”; point in time of the last information by means of poster publicity; knowledge of further selected location of the condom symbol; publicity of radio-spots with the slogans “Kondome schützen” (condoms protect) and “Mach’s mit” (join in); time of the last information by means of radio-publicity spots; knowledge of the existence on the central contact point in Cologne: self-assessment of one’s state of information on AIDS; interest in information on the topic of protection against transmission of the Aids-virus, in the situation of Aids sufferers and those infected with HIV as well as medical research reports on the topic AIDS; frequency of the usage of daily newspapers, political weekly newspapers and magazines, television, radio, cinema and the internet (scale); professional or personal use in the internet; attitude towards using a condom with a new partner; acceptance of the partner’s wish to use a condom; personal suggestion to use a condom with a new partner; assessment of the difficulty to convince a new partner of condom use; expectation of a new intimate partnership in the next few months and the intention to discuss AIDS with him/her; sexual activity and number of different sexual partners in the last twelve months; first sexual intercourse before 18th birthday; personal experience in condom use and its effect on one’s sexual experiences; frequency of condom use; contraception of transmission as main reason for condom use; chance acquaintanceship and sexual intercourse in the last year as well as condom use; consequences of the danger of AIDS on one’s sexual behaviour; feeling of security in dealing with the danger of AIDS; one’s own willingness to care for those infected with HIV, to visit sufferers on a weekly basis, voluntary help for an Aids-support organisation; donations in the last twelve months; willingness to donate to Aids support organisations; attitude towards the isolation of Aids sufferers; point in time of the last sexual relationship; addressing Aids and condom use with a new partner; attitude to selected reasons for condom use; knowledge about handling of condoms; assessment of the material safety of condoms; aversion to condom use; current possession of condoms; last vacation trip; sex contacts on vacation and condom use; condom use during last sexual intercourse; knowledge of new methods of treating Aids and assumption of a slighter risk of transmission as well as less need for protection against Aids. Demography: Age; sex; marital status; living with a partner; serious relationship; sexual relationship to partner; duration of the relationship; statement for future duration of the relationship; current and previous profession; current and previous position; school leaving certificate; school leaving certificate acquired; household size; number of over eighteen-year-olds in the household; assessment of one’s religiousness; confession; monthly household income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-10 / 2000-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Respondents were 16-years and over
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sampling of respondents was executed using a random process in which computer generated random numbers taken from telephone numbers with an additional random selection of the household member to be interviewed. Disproportional oversampling of those between 16 and 44 years.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interviews with standardised questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3600
    Number of Variables: 238
Comparable studies are archived in study numbers 1757, 1758, 2042, 2687 and 3137.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3505 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung: Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1999: Eine Wiederholungsbefragung der Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung Endbericht (Referat 2-25). Köln: BzgA Mai 2000

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 244 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22