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Health 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Abteilung Medizinsoziologie des Instituts für Sozialhygiene und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Abteilung Medizinsoziologie des Instituts fuer Sozialhygiene und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Physical fitness and exercise
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Health habits regarding health nutrition, consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol, athletic activity, chronic illnesses and utilization of the doctor. Topics: Regular meals; time for main meals; number of daily meals; consumption of vegetables and fruit; amount of fluids per day; influence of various persons on eating habits; smoking; age at start of smoking; number of cigarettes; number of years of smoking; time of quitting smoking; influence of various persons on smoking habits; reasons against smoking; preferred alcoholic beverages; amount of alcohol on last weekend and last wednesday; influence of various persons on drinking habits; gymnastics; duration of sport; frequency of practice of a type of sport; weekly time expended for sport; visits to the doctor; frequency of dentist visits; use of medication; condition of health; weight; height; extent of daily sleep; pain and sleeping pills; laxatives; chronic illnesses; health attitude regarding smoking, drinking, eating, exercise and weight; importance of health; illness as disability of others; importance of work; isolation as patient; reaction with stress; patience; reliability; ambition; assessment of personal character by friends; assessment of personal activity by partner; temperament in youth; leadership role in a group; exactness; serious attitude to life; activities in a sport group in youth.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Persons 14 years old and older.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1021
    Number of Variables: 111
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6379 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Hüttner, H.: Gesundheit'90 - Prävalenzen chronischer Krankheiten und Gesundheitsverhalten. Bericht. Berlin 1990. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-295.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Abteilung Medizinsoziologie des Instituts für Sozialhygiene und Organisation des Gesundheitswesens, Berlin (1990): Gesundheit 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.