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AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2001

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, Berlin/Dortmund (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 communicative behaviour as well as knowledge. Attitudes and behaviour in connection with Aids. Attitude towards Aids education and towards HIV-positive persons. Topics: Satisfaction with one’s own state of health; greatest health hazards for the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic; Knowledge on AIDS; chances of recovery from AIDS; assessment of the danger of infection with AIDS in select situations; possibility of transmission before breakout of the illness; knowledge on the possibilities of AIDS infection in different situations; knowledge of the HIV-test; frequency, place and time of interviewee’s HIV-tests; knowledge of the meaning of the test result HIV-positive; physical signs of an HIV-infection; probabilities of meeting someone carrying HIV; personal contact to sufferers of AIDS and HIV-positive persons; attitude to those infected with HIV in one’s direct environment; concern about an acquaintance contracting AIDS or HIV infection; assessment of personal danger of infection through sexual intercourse; sources of information used on AIDS; frequency of AIDS discussion in one’s circle of friends; opinion leader regarding AIDS; use of AIDS brochures from the health authorities; type and time of last observation of AIDS education in the media or special informative meetings; participation in AIDS informative meetings as well as location and counsellor; AIDS-counselling at school as well as subjects in which the topic is dealt with; participation in an AIDS education seminar at school and number of hours; knowledge on AIDS acquired at school about different methods of protection; the internet as a source of information; knowledge of the poster campaign "Gib AIDS keine Chance" and "Mach´s mit"; opinion of the effect of the poster campaign; sufficiency or insufficiency of sexual references on the posters; unpleasantness of the posters; opinion on the ongoing publicity campaign with similar poster motives; knowledge of the “Mach’s mit” radio-spots (publicity success control); knowledge of central AIDS hotline; knowledge test in form of naming the telephone number for these services; assessment of one’s own state of knowledge on AIDS; continual interest in how to protect oneself from transmission of the AIDS virus; interest in the situation of living of AIDS sufferers; interest in medical research reports on AIDS; media usage, private and professional use of the internet; trips to the cinema; condom use with long-term as well as new partners; assessment of the difficulty in convincing a new partner to use a condom; assessment of the population’s attitude towards condom use at the beginning of a new romantic relationship; assessment of the acceptance of a partner’s wish to use condoms; expectation of a new intimate relationship in the next few months and the intention of discussing AIDS with one’s new partner; age of one’s first sexual intercourse; sexual activity and number of different sexual partners in the last twelve months; personal experience with condoms and their influence on one’s sexual experiences; frequency of condom use; contraception or protection against AIDS transmission as main reasons for condom use; sexual intercourse with chance acquaintances in the last twelve months; condom use with chance acquaintances (one-night-stands); consequences of one’s subjective awareness of the danger of AIDS on one’s sexual behaviour; personal willingness to care for HIV-positive persons; attitude toward the isolation of AIDS sufferers; state of information on the protective possibilities against AIDS; addressing AIDS and condoms as well as their use with a new partner; knowledge of how to handle condoms; judgement of condoms’ material safety; aversion to condom use; last holiday trip; sexual contact on holiday and condom use; use of condoms during one’s last sexual intercourse; knowledge of new methods of AIDS treatment and evaluation of the effects of these new methods on one’s own attitude and public awareness on AIDS (scale). Demography: Age; sex; marital status; living with a partner; serious relationship; sexual relationship with partner; duration of the relationship until date of interview; estimated duration of the relationship; point in time of last health and sexual education; current and previous profession, job and position; job characteristics; different specification of profession and job; highest qualification; apprenticeship; size of household; number of adults in household; self-assessment of religiousness; religious confession; monthly household income after tax (classified).
Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-09 / 2002-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sampling of respondents was executed using a random process in which computer generated random numbers were 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
  • Computer assisted telephone interviews with standardised questionnaire (CATI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3600
    Number of Variables: 310
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3699 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2001: Wissen, Einstellungen und Verhalten zum Schutz vor Aids. Köln: Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung April 2002

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (2002): AIDS im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2001. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.