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Lifestyles and their Influence on Health and Life Expectancy - Life Expectancy Survey of BiB (LES)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BIB), Wiesbaden
Publication Date
2017-12-06
Contributor
  • Infratest Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB) (Other)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Morbidity and mortality
    • Nutrition
    • General health
    • Physical fitness and exercise
Description
  • Abstract

    Many illnesses that lead to death can be influenced by personal lifestyles. ´Unhealthy´ behavior makes successful, active aging difficult. Several waves of surveys are used to close information gaps with regard to a further increase in life expectancy and the growing proportion of older people. Over the past decades, chronic diseases, cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasms have become increasingly important causes of death. Recent analyses show that many of these diseases are influenced by personal behaviour, forms of life and environmental conditions and are therefore often ´avoidable´. Unhealthy behaviour also makes successful, active ageing difficult. In order to investigate the current life situation and a change in living conditions with their effects on the previous, current and expected state of health, a survey was carried out in 1998 by I+G Gesundheitsforschung, which was designed as a repeat survey of the National Health Surveys conducted in West Germany in 1984/86 and in East Germany in 1991/92. The main elements of the new questionnaire with regard to the subject matter of the study were the retrospective recording of events that occurred between very different survey dates and a more detailed recording of the family situation. Purely medical questions have been dispensed with.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-04 / 1986-03
    1st Survey West
  • 1991-09 / 1992-10
    1st Survey East
  • 1998-03-25 / 1998-10-15
    2nd Survey
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 45 years and older (born 1952 and older)
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 826
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6765 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Roloff, Juliane: Der Übergang vom Erwerbsleben in den Ruhestand und Veränderungen des Gesundheitszustandes: Ergebnisse des Lebenserwartungssurveys des BiB. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft 2004, Heft 102e
  • Schulze, Eva; Drewes, Jochen: Die gesundheitliche Situation von Pflegenden in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Eine Auswertung des Lebenserwartungssurveys des BiB. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft 2004, Heft 102d
  • Breckenkamp, Jürgen; Laaser, Ulrich; Danell, Thomas: Freizeitinteressen und subjektive Gesundheit. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft 2001, Heft 102b
  • Grünheid, Evelyn: Einflüsse der Einkommenslage auf Gesundheit und Gesundheitsverhalten: Ergebnisse des Lebenserwartungssurveys des BiB. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft 2004, Heft 102f
  • Müller, Ulrich; Heinzel-Gutenbrunner, Monika: Krankheiten und Beschwerden (subjektive Gesundheit) unter Bewertung der eigenen Gesundheit. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft 2001, Heft 102c

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2017-12-06

Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BIB), Wiesbaden (2017): Lebensstile und ihr Einfluss auf Gesundheit und Lebenserwartung - der Lebenserwartungssurvey des BiB (LES). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.12924