AIDS in the Public Consciousness in the Federal Republic 2003

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • 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 communication patterns as well as knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in connection with AIDS. attitude towards AIDS education and attitude towards HIV-infected. Topics: Satisfaction with the state of one´s own health; personal healthcare; greatest health hazards to the German population; most dangerous illnesses in the Federal Republic of Germany; knowledge about AIDS; chances of recovery from AIDS; assessment of the AIDS risk of infection in select situations; risk of transmission before outbreak of the illness; knowledge about the transmission possibilities of AIDS in different situations; knowledge of the HIV test; knowledge of the meaning of the test result HIV-positive; externally visible signs of HIV infection; probability of meeting people infected with HIV; one´s own contact to those with AIDS or infected by HIV; dealing with sufferers of HIV in one´s personal environment; personal fear of contracting HIV or HIV contraction in one´s circle of friends; personal fear of contracting AIDS; probability of infection through sexual intercourse; AIDS information sources consulted; frequency of the AIDS topic among peer groups; opinion leadership of one´s own in the area of AIDS; use of AIDS booklets of the health authorities; type and time of the last reception of AIDS education in the media (television, cinema, newspapers and magazines) as well as in special information presentations; participation in an AIDS information session or lesson as well as time, venue and counsellor; participation in an event to the AIDS education during one´s school days and assessment of the acquired knowledge about different protective measures; internet use; knowledge of the poster campaign "Don´t give AIDS a chance" and "Join in"; knowledge of long-term advertising campaigns with similar poster themes; knowledge of the ´ Mach`s mit" (join in)-commercials on the radio (advertising control); knowledge of the Aids-Counselling-Hotline and proof of knowledge by asking for the location of the BZgA; self-assessment of AIDS knowledge; continual interest in how to prevent oneself from transmission of AIDS virus; interest in the living circumstance of those infected with AIDS; interest in medical research reports on AIDS; attitude towards using a condom with a new partner; assessment of the difficulty of convincing one´s partner to use a condom; suspected attitude of the population towards condom use at the beginning of a new relationship; acceptance of partner’s wishes concerning condom use; expected new intimate relationship within the next few months and the intention to discuss AIDS with new partner; age when first sexual intercourse occurred; sexual activity and number of different sexual partners within the last 12 months; personal experience with condoms and influence of condom use on sexual experience; condom use and frequency of condom use; contraception or protection from HIV infection and other venereal diseases as main reason for condom use; sexual intercourse with a chance acquaintanceship within the last 12 months; condom use with chance acquaintanceships (One-Night stands); consequences of one´s subjective awareness of the danger of AIDS on one´s own sexual behaviour; one´s own readiness to support HIV-infected; attitude towards isolation from people infected with AIDS; self-assessment of state of knowledge on protection from AIDS; meeting recent partner on the Internet; addressing AIDS and condoms, as well as condom-use with a new partner; reasons for condom use; knowledge on correct condoms use; assessment of the material safety of condoms; reluctance to use a condom; present possession of condoms; year of last holiday trip; sexual contact on holiday and frequency of condom use; condom use during last sexual intercourse; participation in a HIV test and frequency of doing so; time and place of the last HIV test; reason for performance of HIV test: personal decision, medical advice, partner’s wish or new findings of HIV tests; reason being performance of HIV test; expectations of an HIV test (scale); knowledge of further Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs); concerns regarding possible infection with a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD); knowledge of tests to indicate Sexually Transmitted Diseases; performance, frequency, point in time and reason for the last performance of a test to indicate sexually transmitted diseases; expectations of such tests (scale); knowledge of new methods to treat AIDS and assessment of the impact of these new treatment methods on one´s attitude and the public awareness of AIDS (scale). Demography: Age; sex; marital status; cohabitation; long-term partner; sexual intimacy with partner; duration of current relation; estimated duration of current relationship; point in time of last sexual relationship; present employment, professional rank; job characteristics; highest level of education; vocational training; size of household; number of persons over 16 living in household; self-assessment of religiousness; religious denomination. Additionally coded: Year of interview; area of inquiry; federal state; weighting factor; different indices.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2003-09 / 2003-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons questioned were 16 years and over.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sampling procedure by using computer generated random numbers extracted from phone numbers (ADM-telephone sampling), followed by random selection of the person in the household. Disproportionally stratified with an oversampling for the 16 to 44-year-olds
Collection Mode
  • Computer assisted telephone interviews (CATI) with standardised questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3602
    Number of Variables: 468
The study is part of annual recurring survey carried out by the Federal Centre for Health Education.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4556 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Hrsg.): Aids im öffentlichen Bewusstsein der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2003: Wissen, Einstellungen und Verhalten zum Schutz vor Aids. Köln: Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung März 2004

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22