Investigation on Implementation of Paragraph 20 SGB V by the Health Insurance Companies

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, Bonn
  • Epidemiologische Forschung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Infratest Burke, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • General health
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Health policy
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Questions on health and health precautions. Topics: Health-conscious life; self-classification of personal condition of health; frequency and subject area of general practitioners visited in the last 12 months; type of complaints; height; weight; smoker or non-smoker; attempts to quit smoking; daily physical exercise; feelings of stress; frequency of use of alcohol; evaluation of nutrition habits and measures to promote health; knowledge of preventive measures to promote health and health counseling on the part of the health insurance companies, adult education centers and health offices; interest in such offerings; personal participation in such programs and designation of the programs or measures; most important reasons for participation and stating the organizer of these programs; interest in participation if one has to pay part of the cost; obstacles to participation; knowledge and frequency of participation in medical check-ups for early recognition of cancer and for general health; participation in a health examination on advice of doctor or as individual decision; result of check-up; medical measures during this check-up; most important source of information about opportunity of health examinations; assumed reasons for non-participation in cancer check-ups; type of one´s own health insurance.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-01 / 1994-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German citizens living in private households 14 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5057
The study was realized in two waves and is part of a continuously conducted omnibus investigation. In the Eastern as in the Western part of the country the same questionnaire was used.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2580 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22