Mikrocensus 1983, 4. quarter: Questions on Health


In the field of health statistics there are numerous data records available but for coping with the increasing tasks of health policies additional information is required. Mikrozensus provides representative data records which make targeted measures in the field of health policies possible. It is surprising that simple basic data such as body height and weight of the population are not available except for the body height and weight of schoolchildren, apprentices and members of the Austrian Armed Forces. Moreover, it is not known how many people are sick at a certain date and how often and how long these people stay away from school or work or their accustomed occupation due to sickness or injury. Statistics conducted by health insurances or hospitals provide this information only to some extent. Another important aspect of this survey - like in all other Mikrozensus special surveys - is structuring the results according to social groups and various characteristics of the interviewees, something that is not possible with an administrative statistic. A similar survey had been conducted in 1973 (Mikrozensus MZ7303); by comparing the new data with the one from ten years ago an interpretation of the changes in this field is made possible. Important questions of health policies, which are now exceedingly discussed, for instance consumption of drugs as well as certain labour conditions were included in the program. This survey on the connection of health and labour conditions is especially important in view of the publicly discussed efforts to humanise the world of employment and the topic of premature pension

Probability: Stratified: Disproportional

Face-to-face interview

DOI https://doi.org/10.11587/CZAFWY
Metadata Access https://datacatalogue.cessda.eu/oai-pmh/v0/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_ddi25&identifier=0c13aa9991d3c40061bb0a64f4be22419ed8c5864aa5e0b7769299ff06e87b39
Creator Statistics Austria
Publisher AUSSDA; The Austrian Social Science Data Archive
Publication Year 2020
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Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Social Sciences
Spatial Coverage Austria