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Document 32024R0297

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/297 of 31 October 2023 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council by specifying the number and the titles of the variables for the health domain

C/2023/7310

OJ L, 2024/297, 18.01.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2024/297/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2024/297/oj

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2024/297

18.1.2024

COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2024/297

of 31 October 2023

supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council by specifying the number and the titles of the variables for the health domain

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 October 2019 establishing a common framework for European statistics relating to persons and households, based on data at individual level collected from samples, amending Regulations (EC) No 808/2004, (EC) No 452/2008 and (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 (1), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) is a general population survey in the health domain providing statistical information on health status, health determinants and healthcare activities in the Union. It is a major Union reference source for evidence-based, health-related policies including those on social inclusion and protection, healthy lifestyles, healthy ageing and well-being, health inequalities, healthcare access and quality of healthcare services.

(2)

To cover the needs identified in the relevant detailed topics, the Commission should specify the number and the titles of variables for the dataset in the EHIS.

(3)

In accordance with Article 6(2) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1700, the number of variables in this Delegated Regulation is not to exceed, by more than 5 %, the number of variables for the health domain of those already required, on a mandatory basis, by the Commission (Eurostat) on 3 November 2019,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The number and titles of the variables for the data set in the health domain are set out in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 31 October 2023.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)   OJ L 261 I, 14.10.2019, p. 1.


ANNEX

NUMBER AND TITLES OF THE VARIABLES FOR THE HEALTH DOMAIN

Topic

Detailed topic

Variable identifier

Variables name

Technical items

12 technical variables

Data collection information

PRIMSTRAT

Stratum

PSU

Primary Sampling Unit (PSU)

Identification

HHID

Identification number of household

PID

Identification number of respondent

Weights

WGT

Final individual weight

Interview characteristics

PROXY

Nature of participation in the survey

REFDATE

Reference date of the interview

INTMETHOD

Interviewing mode used

INTLANG

Language used for interview

Localisation

REGION

Region of residence

COUNTRY

Country of residence

DEG_URB

Degree of urbanisation

Person and household characteristics

11 collected variables

1 derived variable

Demography

SEX

Sex

AGE

Age in completed years

YEARBIRTH

Year of birth

PASSBIRTH

Passing of birthday

Citizenship and migrant background

BIRTHPLACE

Country of birth

CITIZEN

Country of main citizenship

BIRTHPLACEFATH

Country of birth of the father

BIRTHPLACEMOTH

Country of birth of the mother

Household composition

PARTNERS

Partners living in the same household

HHNBPERS

Household size

HHNBPERS_0_13

Number of persons aged 13 or younger

HHTYPE

Household type

Labour market participation

5 collected variables

Main activity status (self-defined)

MAINSTAT

Main activity status (self-defined)

Elementary job characteristics

JOBISCO

Occupation in main job

LOCNACE

Economic activity of the local unit for main job

FT_PT

Full or part-time main job (self-defined)

JOBSTAT

Status in employment in main job

Educational attainment and background

1 collected variable

Educational attainment level

HATLEVEL

Educational attainment level (highest level of education successfully completed)

Income, consumption and elements of wealth, including debts

1 collected variable

Total household monthly income

HHINCOME

Net current monthly household income

Health status and disability, access to and availability and use of healthcare and health determinants

128 collected variables

4 collected optional variables

Minimum European Health Module

HS1

Self-perceived general health

HS2

Long-standing health problem

HS3

Limitation in activities because of health problems

Diseases and chronic conditions

CD1A

Having asthma in the past 12 months (allergic asthma included)

CD1B

Having chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or emphysema in the past 12 months

CD1C

Having a myocardial infarction (heart attack) or chronic consequences of myocardial infarction in the past 12 months

CD1D

Having a coronary heart disease or angina pectoris in the past 12 months

CD1E

Having high blood pressure in the past 12 months

CD1F

Having a stroke (cerebral haemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis) or chronic consequences of stroke in the past 12 months

CD1G

Having arthrosis (arthritis excluded) in the past 12 months

CD1H

Having a low back disorder or other chronic back defect in the past 12 months

CD1I

Having a neck disorder or other chronic neck defect in the past 12 months

CD1J

Having diabetes in the past 12 months

CD1K

Having an allergy, such as rhinitis, eye inflammation, dermatitis, food allergy or other (allergic asthma excluded) in the past 12 months

CD1M

Having urinary incontinence, problems in controlling the bladder in the past 12 months

CD1N

Having kidney problems in the past 12 months

CD1O

Having depression in the past 12 months

CD1P

Having high blood lipids in the past 12 months

CD1R

Having cancer (i.e. received cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment, living with cancer) in the past 12 months

CD2

Self-perceived general oral health

Accidents and injuries

AC1

Occurrence of a home or leisure accident in the past 12 months

Pain

PN1

Intensity of bodily pain during the past 4 weeks

PN2

Extent that pain interfered with normal work during the past 4 weeks (including both work outside the home and housework)

Mental health, including addictions

MH1A

Extent of having little interest or pleasure in doing things over the last 2 weeks

MH1B

Extent of feeling down, depressed or hopeless over the last 2 weeks

MH1C

Extent of having trouble falling or staying asleep, or sleeping too much over the last 2 weeks

MH1D

Extent of feeling tired or having little energy over the last 2 weeks

MH1E

Extent of having poor appetite or overeating over the last 2 weeks

MH1F

Extent of respondent feeling negative about themselves, or feeling that they are a failure or have let themselves or their family down over the last 2 weeks

MH1G

Extent of having trouble concentrating on things, such as reading the newspaper or watching television, over the last 2 weeks

MH1H

Extent of moving or speaking so slowly that other people may have noticed; or being so fidgety or restless that they have been moving around a lot more than usual, over the last 2 weeks

MH2A

Feeling cheerful and in good spirits over the last 2 weeks

MH2B

Feeling calm and relaxed over the last 2 weeks

MH2C

Feeling active and vigorous over the last 2 weeks

MH2D

Waking up feeling fresh and rested over the last 2 weeks

MH2E

Feeling that daily life has been filled with things that interest over the last 2 weeks

Functional limitations

PL1

Wearing glasses or contact lenses

PL2

Difficulty in seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses

PL3

Use of a hearing aid

PL4

Difficulty in hearing what is said in a conversation with one other person in a quiet room even when using a hearing aid

PL5

Difficulty in hearing what is said in a conversation with one other person in a noisier room even when using a hearing aid

PL6

Difficulty in walking half a km on level ground without the use of any aid

PL7

Difficulty in walking up or down 12 steps

PL8

Difficulty in remembering or concentrating

PL8A

Difficulty in communicating (using usual language, for example understanding or being understood by others)

PL9

Difficulty in biting and chewing on hard foods

Difficulties in personal care activities

PC1A

Difficulty in feeding yourself

PC1B

Difficulty in getting in and out of a bed or chair

PC1C

Difficulty in dressing and undressing

PC1D

Difficulty in using toilets

PC1E

Difficulty in bathing or showering

PC2

Usually receiving help with one or more self-care activities: feeding yourself, getting in and out of a bed or chair, dressing and undressing, using toilets, bathing or showering

PC3

Need to receive help or more help with one or more self-care activities: feeding yourself, getting in and out of a bed or chair, dressing and undressing, using toilets, bathing or showering

Difficulties in household activities

HA1A

Difficulty in preparing meals

HA1B

Difficulty in using the telephone

HA1C

Difficulty to do shopping

HA1D

Difficulty in managing medication

HA1E

Difficulty in doing light housework

HA1F

Difficulty in doing occasional heavy housework

HA1G

Difficulty in taking care of finances and everyday administrative tasks

HA2

Usually receiving help with one or more domestic activities: preparing meals, using the telephone, shopping, managing medication, light or occasional heavy housework, taking care of finances and everyday administrative tasks

HA3

Need for help or more help with one or more domestic activities: preparing meals, using the telephone, shopping, managing medication, light or occasional heavy housework, taking care of finances and everyday administrative tasks

Temporary limitation in activity (due to health problems)

AW2

Number of days of absence from work due to personal health problems in the past 12 months

Barriers to participation in specific life domains

BA1

Difficulty leaving home due to long-standing health problems (chronic conditions or impairments)

BA2

Difficulty using various forms of transportation due to longstanding health problems

BA3

Difficulty accessing public buildings, including moving about once inside and using indoor building facilities due to longstanding health problems

BA4 (optional)

Main reason contributing to the difficulty experienced (other than long-standing health problems)

BA5

Difficulty attending social activities such as getting together with family or friends, going to dinner, going to social events due to longstanding health problems

BA6 (optional)

Main reason contributing to the difficulty experienced attending social activities (other than long-standing health problems)

BA7

Difficulty using internet due to long-standing health problems

Use of health and long-term care

HO12

Number of nights spent as a patient in a hospital in the past 12 months

HO34

Number of times admitted as a day patient in a hospital in the past 12 months

AM1

Last time of a visit to a dentist or orthodontist (for personal treatment)

AM2

Last time of a consultation of a general practitioner or family doctor (for personal treatment)

AM3

Number of consultations of a general practitioner or family doctor during the past four weeks (for personal treatment)

AM4

Last time of a consultation of a medical or surgical specialist (for personal treatment)

AM5

Number of consultations of a medical or surgical specialist during the past four weeks (for personal treatment)

AM6A

Consultation of a physiotherapist or kinesitherapist in the past 12 months

AM6B

Consultation of a psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist in the past 12 months

LT1

Receiving regularly (at least once a week) informal care or assistance due to a chronic health condition or infirmity or due to old age

LT2

Receiving regularly (at least once a week) any (formal) home care services due to a chronic health condition or infirmity or due to old age

LT3

Number of hours per week regularly receiving (formal) home care services for personal needs

Medicine use

MD1

Use of any medicines prescribed by a doctor during the past two weeks (excluding contraception)

MD2

Use of any medicines, herbal medicines or vitamins not prescribed by a doctor during the past two weeks (excluding contraception)

Preventive care

PA1

Last time of vaccination against flu

PA2

Last time of blood pressure measurement by a health professional

PA3

Last time of blood cholesterol measurement by a health professional

PA4

Last time of blood sugar measurement by a health professional

PA5

Last time of a faecal occult blood test

PA6

Last time of a colonoscopy

PA7

Last time of a mammography (breast X-ray)

PA8

Last time of a cervical smear test

Access to healthcare

UN1A

Unmet need for health care in the past 12 months due to long waiting list(s)

UN2A

Unmet need for mental healthcare

UN2B

Main reason for unmet need for mental healthcare

Height and weight

BM1

Height without shoes

BM2

Weight without clothes and shoes

Physical activity

PE1

Physical effort of working tasks (both paid and unpaid work activities included)

PE2

Number of days in a typical week walking to get to and from places at least 10 minutes continuously

PE3

Time spent on walking to get to and from places on a typical day

PE4

Number of days in a typical week bicycling to get to and from places at least 10 minutes continuously

PE5

Time spent on bicycling to get to and from places on a typical day

PE6

Number of days in a typical week doing sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) physical activities that cause at least a small increase in breathing or heart rate for at least 10 minutes continuously

PE7

Time spent on doing sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) physical activities in a typical week

PE8

Number of days in a typical week doing muscle-strengthening activities

PE9

Time spent sitting on a typical day

Nutritional habits

DH1

Frequency of eating fruit, excluding juice

DH2

Number of portions of fruit a day, excluding juice

DH3

Frequency of eating vegetables or salad, excluding juice and potatoes

DH4

Number of portions of vegetables or salad, excluding juice and potatoes a day

DH5

Frequency of drinking pure fruit or vegetable juice

DH6

Frequency of drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks

DH7

Frequency of eating red meat

DH8

Frequency of eating processed meat products

Smoking

SK1

Type of tobacco smoking behaviour

SK2

Average number of cigarettes a day

SK3

Former daily tobacco smoking

SK4

Number of years of daily tobacco smoking

SK5

Frequency of exposure to tobacco smoke indoors

SK6A

Type of heated tobacco products use behaviour

SK6B

Type of electronic cigarettes or similar electronic devices behaviour

Alcohol consumption

AL1

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink of any kind (beer, wine, cider, spirits, cocktails, premixes, liqueurs, homemade alcohol…) in the past 12 months

AL2

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink from Monday to Thursday

AL3

Number of alcoholic (standard) drinks on average on one of the days from Monday to Thursday

AL4

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink from Friday to Sunday

AL5

Number of alcoholic (standard) drinks on average on one of the days from Friday to Sunday

AL6

Frequency of risky single-occasion drinking (equivalent of 60 g of pure ethanol or more) during the past 12 months

Social and environmental factors

SS1

Number of close people to count on in case of serious personal problems

SS2

Degree of concern shown by other people in what the respondent is doing

SS3

How easy is it to get practical help from neighbours in case of need

IC12

Providing care or assistance to one or more persons suffering from any chronic health condition or infirmity or due to old age, at least once a week

IC3

Number of hours per week the respondent provides care or assistance to the person(s) suffering from any chronic condition or infirmity or due to old age

Suicide (optional)

SU1

Having had thoughts about committing suicide

SU2

Having ever made a suicide attempt


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_del/2024/297/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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