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Commission Regulation (EU) No 141/2013 of 19 February 2013 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) Text with EEA relevance

OJ L 47, 20.2.2013, p. 20–48 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2013/141/oj

20.2.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 47/20


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 141/2013

of 19 February 2013

implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work, as regards statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Community statistics on public health and health and safety at work (1), and in particular Article 9(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 establishes a common framework for the systematic production of European statistics on public health and health and safety at work.

(2)

Pursuant to Article 9(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008, implementing measures are needed to specify the data and metadata to be provided on health status, health determinants and health care covered by Annex I to that Regulation and to set the reference periods and intervals for providing these data.

(3)

Those data represent a minimum statistical data set that should allow better monitoring of the Union’s health programmes and policies on social inclusion and social protection, health inequalities and healthy ageing.

(4)

Confidential data sent by Member States to the Commission (Eurostat) should be handled in accordance with the principle of statistical confidentiality as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics (2) and with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (3).

(5)

A cost-benefit analysis has been carried out and evaluated in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008. It has demonstrated that the availability of comparable Union-wide data is likely to be of great benefit for health and social policy decisions and for scientific purposes, with the use of common tools allowing data consistency across countries, even though the related costs would vary depending on the degree of integration of the requested variables and methodology within existing national surveys.

(6)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the European Statistical System Committee,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Scope

European statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) shall concern health status, health care and health determinants as well as socio-demographic characteristics of the population aged 15 and over.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purpose of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

‘household’ means a person living alone or a group of people who live together in the same private dwelling and share expenditure, including the joint provision of the essentials of living; this definition does not cover collective households such as hospitals, care or residential homes, prisons, military barracks, religious institutions, boarding houses or hostels.

2.

‘usual residence’ means the place where a person normally spends the daily period of rest, regardless of temporary absences for purposes of recreation, holidays, visits to friends and relatives, business, medical treatment or religious pilgrimage or in default, the place of legal or registered residence.

Only the following persons shall be considered to be usual residents of the geographical area in question:

(a)

those who have lived in their place of usual residence for a continuous period of at least 12 months before the reference date; or

(b)

those who arrived in their place of usual residence in the 12 months before the reference date with the intention of staying there for at least one year.

Where the circumstances referred to in points (a) or (b) cannot be established, ‘usual residence’ shall mean the place of legal or registered residence.

3.

‘microdata’ means non-aggregated observations or measurements of characteristics of individual units.

4.

‘metadata’ means data defining and describing other data as well as statistical business processes.

Article 3

Data required

1.   Each Member State shall provide to the Commission (Eurostat) the microdata set out in Annex I.

2.   These microdata shall be based on nationally representative probability samples.

3.   With a view to achieving a high level of harmonisation of the survey results across countries, the Commission (Eurostat), in close cooperation with Member States, shall propose methodological and practical recommendations and guidelines on sampling and the implementation of the survey in the form of a ‘European Health Interview Survey Manual’ including a model questionnaire.

4.   The minimum effective sample size, calculated on the assumption of simple random sampling, is set out in Annex II. Weighting factors shall be calculated to take into account the units’ probability of selection, non-response and, as appropriate, adjustment of the sample to external data relating to the distribution of persons in the target population.

5.   Small parts of the national territory amounting to no more than 2 % of the national population of respective Member States and the national territories listed in Annex III are excluded.

Article 4

Reference year and population

1.   The reference year shall be 2013, 2014 or 2015.

2.   The reference population shall be individuals aged 15 and over living in private households residing in the territory of the Member State concerned at the time of the data collection.

3.   The collection of data shall be spread over at least three months including at least one month of the autumn season (September-December).

Article 5

Reference metadata

1.   The quality-related reference metadata shall be provided according to the European Statistical System standard specified by the Commission (Eurostat) and agreed with the Member States.

2.   Member States shall provide these metadata to the Commission (Eurostat) not later than two months after transmission of the microdata.

Article 6

Provision of microdata and reference metadata to the Commission (Eurostat)

1.   Member States shall provide finalised, validated and weighted microdata and quality-related reference metadata required by this Regulation in accordance with an exchange standard specified by the Commission (Eurostat). Microdata and quality-related reference metadata shall be provided using the Single Entry Point services.

2.   Microdata shall be made available at the latest by 30 September 2015 or nine months after the end of the national data collection period in cases where the survey is carried out beyond December 2014.

Article 7

Entry into force

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, 19 February 2013.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 70.

(2)  OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 164.

(3)  OJ L 8, 12.1.2001, p. 1.


ANNEX I

Microdata to be submitted to the Commission (Eurostat)

TECHNICAL SURVEY VARIABLES

Variable name

Description

Answer categories and codes

Filter

PID

Identification number of respondent

10-digit number

– 1

missing

Everybody

HHID

Identification number of household

10-digit number

– 1

missing

Everybody

PRIMSTRAT

Primary strata as used in the selection of the sample

0001 – 9999

– 2

not applicable (no stratification)

Everybody

PSU

Primary sampling units as used in the selection of the sample

0001 – 9999

– 2

not applicable (no multistage sampling)

Everybody

WGT

Final individual weight

Number 5.3

– 1

missing

Everybody

PROXY

Was the selected person interviewed or someone else (proxy interview)

1

Person himself/herself

2

Other member of the household

3

Someone else outside the household

– 1

missing

Everybody

REFYEAR

Reference year of the interview

4 digits

Everybody

REFMONTH

Reference month of the interview

1 – 12

– 1

missing

Everybody

INTMETHOD

Data collection method used

10

Postal, non-electronic version

11

Postal, electronic version (e-mail)

20

Face-to-face, non-electronic version

21

Face-to-face, electronic version

30

Telephone, non-electronic version

31

Telephone, electronic version

40

Use of internet

50

Mixed mode collection (e.g.: both postal and interview to collect data)

Everybody

INTLANG

Language used for interview

3-digit codes (Standard Code List Eurostat)

– 1

missing

Everybody


CORE SOCIAL VARIABLES

Variable name

Description

Answer categories and codes

Filter

SEX

Sex of respondent

1

Male

2

Female

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AGE

Age of respondent in completed years at the time of the interview

digit number

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

COUNTRY

Country of residence

2 digits based on NUTS, at the most aggregated level (level 0 or country level)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

BIRTHPLACE

Country of birth

10

Native-born

21

Born in another EU Member State

22

Born in non-EU country

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CITIZEN

Country of citizenship at time of data collection

10

National/has citizenship of the reporting country

21

Non-national/does not have citizenship of the reporting country but national of other EU Member States

22

Non-national/does not have citizenship of the reporting country but non-EU country nationality

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

REGION

Region of residence

Coding according to NUTS at 2-digit level

– 1

missing

Everybody

DEG_URB

Degree of urbanisation

1

Densely-populated area

2

Intermediate-populated area

3

Thinly-populated area

– 1

missing

Everybody

MARSTALEGAL

Legal marital status

1

Never married and never been in a registered partnership

2

Married or in a registered partnership

3

Widowed or in registered partnership that ended with death of partner (not remarried or in new registered partnership)

4

Divorced or in registered partnership that was legally dissolved (not remarried or in new registered partnership)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MARSTADEFACTO

De facto marital status

1

Person living in a consensual union

2

Person not living in a consensual union

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HATLEVEL

Highest level of education completed (Educational attainment)

Based on ISCED-2011 classification

0

Early childhood development, pre-primary education

1

Primary education

2

Lower secondary education

3

Upper secondary education

4

Post-secondary but non-tertiary education

5

Tertiary education; short-cycle

6

Tertiary education; bachelor level or equivalent

7

Tertiary education; master level or equivalent

8

Tertiary education; doctoral level or equivalent

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MAINSTAT

Self-declared labour status

10

Carries out a job or profession, including unpaid work for a family business or holding, an apprenticeship or paid traineeship, etc.

20

Unemployed

31

Pupil, student, further training, unpaid work experience

32

In retirement or early retirement or has given up business

33

Permanently disabled

34

In compulsory military or community service

35

Fulfilling domestic tasks

36

Other inactive person

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

FT_PT

Full or part-time work

1

Full-time

2

Part-time

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

MAINSTAT = 10

JOBSTAT

Status in employment

10

Self-employed

21

Employee with a permanent job/work contract of unlimited duration

22

Employee with a temporary job/work contract of limited duration

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

MAINSTAT = 10

JOBISCO

Occupation in employment

ISCO-08 coded at 2-digit level

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

MAINSTAT = 10

LOCNACE

Economic sector in employment

NACE Rev. 2 — sections

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

MAINSTAT = 10

HHNBPERS

Number of persons living in household, including the respondent

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_0_4

Number of persons aged 4 or younger

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_5_13

Number of persons aged from 5 to 13

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_14_15

Number of persons aged from 14 to 15

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_16_24

Number of persons aged from 16 to 24

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_25_64

Number of persons aged from 25 to 64

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHNBPERS_65plus

Number of persons aged 65 and over

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHTYPE

Type of household

10

One-person household

21

Lone parent with child(ren) aged less than 25

22

Couple without child(ren) aged less than 25

23

Couple with child(ren) aged less than 25

24

Couple or lone parent with child(ren) aged less than 25 and other persons living in household

25

Other type of household

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HH_ACT

Number of persons aged 16 – 64 in the household who are employed

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HH_INACT

Number of persons aged 16 – 64 in the household who are unemployed or are economically inactive

0 – 98

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HHINCOME

Net monthly equivalised income of the household

1

Below 1st quintile

2

Between 1st quintile and 2nd quintile

3

Between 2nd quintile and 3rd quintile

4

Between 3rd quintile and 4th quintile

5

Between 4th quintile and 5th quintile

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody


HEALTH VARIABLES

Variable name

Description

Answer categories and codes

Filter

Health status — Minimum European Health Module

HS1

Self perceived general health:

how a person perceives his/her health in general

1

Very good

2

Good

3

Fair

4

Bad

5

Very bad

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HS2

Long-standing health problem:

Suffer from any illness or health problem of a duration of at least six months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HS3

General activity limitation:

Limitation in activities people usually do because of health problems for at least the past six months

1

Severely limited

2

Limited but not severely

3

Not limited at all

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Diseases and chronic conditions

CD1a

Suffering from asthma in the past 12 months (allergic asthma included)

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1b

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1c

Suffering from a myocardial infarction (heart attack) in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1d

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1e

Suffering from high blood pressure in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1f

Suffering from a stroke (cerebral haemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis) in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1g

Suffering from arthrosis (arthritis excluded) in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1h

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1i

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1j

Suffering from diabetes in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1k

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1l

Suffering from cirrhosis of the liver in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1m

Suffering from urinary incontinence, problems in controlling the bladder in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1n

Suffering from kidney problems in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

CD1o

Suffering from depression in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Accidents and injuries

AC1a

Occurrence of a road traffic accident in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AC1b

Occurrence of an accident at home in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AC1c

Occurrence of a leisure accident in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AC2

Most serious medical care intervention for the most serious accident in the past 12 months

1

Admission to a hospital or any other health facility

2

A doctor or nurse

3

No intervention was needed

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if

AC1a = 1 or

AC1b = 1 or

AC1c = 1

Absence from work (due to health problems)

AW1

Absent from work due to personal health problems in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if MAINSTAT = 10

AW2

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

Number of days

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AW1 = 1

Physical and sensory functional limitations

PL1

Wearing glasses or contact lenses

1

Yes

2

No

3

Blind or can not see at all

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PL2

Difficulty in seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If PL1 = 1 or 2

PL3

Use of a hearing aid

1

Yes

2

No

3

Profoundly deaf

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PL4

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

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If PL3 = 1 or 2

PL5

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

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If PL3 = 1 or 2 and

PL4 = 1 or 2 or 3

PL6

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

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PL7

Difficulty in walking up or down 12 steps

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Personal care activities

PC1a

Difficulty in feeding yourself

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

PC1b

Difficulty in getting in and out of a bed or chair

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

PC1c

Difficulty in dressing and undressing

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

PC1d

Difficulty in using toilets

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

PC1e

Difficulty in bathing or showering

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

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

1

Yes, with at least one activity

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if (AGE >= 65) and

{PC1a ≠ 1 or PC1b ≠ 1 or PC1c ≠ 1 or PC1d ≠ 1 or PC1e ≠ 1}

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

1

Yes, with at least one activity

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if (AGE >= 65) and

{PC1a ≠ 1 or PC1b ≠ 1 or PC1c ≠ 1 or PC1d ≠ 1 or PC1e ≠ 1}

Household activities

HA1a

Difficulty in preparing meals

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1b

Difficulty in using the telephone

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1c

Difficulty to do shopping

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1d

Difficulty in managing medication

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1e

Difficulty in doing light housework

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1f

Difficulty in doing occasional heavy housework

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

HA1g

Difficulty in taking care of finances and everyday administrative tasks

1

No difficulty

2

Some difficulty

3

A lot of difficulty

4

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

5

Not applicable (never tried it or do not need to do it)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AGE >= 65

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

1

Yes, with at least one activity

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if (AGE >= 65) and

{HA1a ≠ 1 or HA1b ≠ 1 or HA1c ≠ 1 or HA1d ≠ 1 or HA1e ≠ 1 or HA1f ≠ 1or HA1g ≠ 1}

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

1

Yes, with at least one activity

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if (AGE >= 65) and

{HA1a ≠ 1 or HA1b ≠ 1 or HA1c ≠ 1 or HA1d ≠ 1 or HA1e ≠ 1 or HA1f ≠ 1or HA1g ≠ 1}

Pain

PN1

Intensity of bodily pain during the past 4 weeks

1

None

2

Very mild

3

Mild

4

Moderate

5

Severe

6

Very severe

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PN2

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

1

Not at all

2

A little bit

3

Moderately

4

Quite a bit

5

Extremely

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Mental health

MH1a

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1b

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1c

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1d

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1e

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1f

Extent of feeling bad about yourself, feeling being a failure over the last 2 weeks

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1g

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

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MH1h

Extent of moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed or being so fidgety or restless, over the last 2 weeks

1

Not at all

2

Several days

3

More than half the days

4

Nearly every day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Health care

Use of inpatient and day care

HO1

Admission as an inpatient in a hospital in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HO2

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

Number 1 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if HO1 = 1

HO3

Admission as a day patient in a hospital in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

HO4

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

Number 1 – 300

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if HO3 = 1

Use of ambulatory and home care

AM1

Last time of a visit to a dentist or orthodontist

(for personal treatment)

1

Less than 6 months ago

2

6 to 12 months ago

3

12 months ago or longer

4

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AM2

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

1

Less than 12 months ago

2

12 months ago or longer

3

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AM3

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

Number 0 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If AM2 = 1

AM4

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

1

Less than 12 months ago

2

12 months ago or longer

3

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AM5

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

Number 0 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If AM4 = 1

AM6a

Consultation of a physiotherapist or kinesitherapist in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AM6b

Consultation of a psychologist or psychotherapist in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AM7

Use of any home care services for personal needs during the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Medicine use

MD1

Use of any medicines prescribed by a doctor during the past two weeks

(excluding contraception)

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

MD2

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

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Preventive services

PA1

Last time of vaccination against flu

Month/year (MMYYYY)

Never or too long ago (0)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA2

Last time of blood pressure measurement by a health professional

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 3 years

3

3 to less than 5 years

4

More than 5 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA3

Last time of blood cholesterol measurement by a health professional

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 3 years

3

3 to less than 5 years

4

More than 5 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA4

Last time of blood sugar measurement by a health professional

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 3 years

3

3 to less than 5 years

4

More than 5 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA5

Last time of a faecal occult blood test

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 2 years

3

2 to less than 3 years

4

More than 3 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA6

Last time of a colonoscopy

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 5 years

3

5 to less than 10 years

4

More than 10 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PA7

Last time of a mammography (breast X-ray)

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 2 years

3

2 to less than 3 years

4

More than 3 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If SEX = 2

PA8

Last time of a cervical smear test

1

Within the past 12 months

2

1 to less than 2 years

3

2 to less than 3 years

4

More than 3 years

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If SEX = 2

Unmet needs for health care

UN1a

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

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need for health care

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

UN1b

Unmet need for health care in the past 12 months due to distance or transportation problems

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need for health care

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

UN2a

Could not afford medical examination or treatment in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

UN2b

Could not afford dental examination or treatment in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

UN2c

Could not afford prescribed medicines in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

UN2d

Could not afford mental health care (by a psychologist or a psychiatrist for example) in the past 12 months

1

Yes

2

No

3

No need

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Health determinants

Weight and height

BM1

Height without shoes

Number in cm

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

BM2

Weight without clothes and shoes

Number in kg

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Physical activity/exercise

PE1

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

1

Mostly sitting or standing

2

Mostly walking or tasks of moderate physical effort

3

Mostly heavy labour or physically demanding work

4

Not performing any working tasks

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PE2

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

Number of days 1 – 7

0

I never carry out such physical activities

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PE3

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

1

10 – 29 minutes per day

2

30 – 59 minutes per day

3

1 hour to less than 2 hours per day

4

2 hours to less than 3 hours per day

5

3 hours or more per day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if PE2 ≠ 0

PE4

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

Number of days 1 – 7

0

I never carry out such physical activities

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PE5

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

1

10 – 29 minutes per day

2

30 – 59 minutes per day

3

1 hour to less than 2 hours per day

4

2 hours to less than 3 hours per day

5

3 hours or more per day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if PE4 ≠ 0

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

Number of days 1 – 7

0

I never carry out such physical activities

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

PE7

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

HHMM (hours/minutes)

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if PE6 ≠ 0

PE8

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

Number of days 1 – 7

0

I never carry out such physical activities

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Consumption of fruit and vegetables

FV1

Frequency of eating fruit, excluding juice

1

Once or more a day

2

4 to 6 times a week

3

1 to 3 times a week

4

Less than once a week

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

FV2

Number of portions of fruit a day, excluding juice

Number 1 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if FV1 = 1

FV3

Frequency of eating vegetables or salad, excluding juice and potatoes

1

Once or more a day

2

4 to 6 times a week

3

1 to 3 times a week

4

Less than once a week

5

Never

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

FV4

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

Number 1 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if FV3 = 1

Smoking

SK1

Type of smoking behaviour

1

Daily smoking

2

Occasional smoking

3

No smoking

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

SK2

Kind of tobacco product consumed

1

Cigarettes (manufactured and/or hand-rolled)

2

Cigars

3

Pipe tobacco

4

Other

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if SK1 = 1 or 2

SK3

Average number of cigarettes a day

Number 1 – 99

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if SK1 = 1 and

SK2 = 1

SK4

Frequency of exposure to tobacco smoke indoors

1

Never or almost never

2

Less than 1 hour per day

3

1 hour or more a day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

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

1

Every day or almost

2

5 – 6 days a week

3

3 – 4 days a week

4

1 – 2 days a week

5

2 – 3 days in a month

6

Once a month

7

Less than once a month

8

Not in the past 12 months, as I no longer drink alcohol

9

Never, or only a few sips or tries, in my whole life

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

AL2

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink for Monday — Thursday

1

On all 4 days

2

On 3 of the 4 days

3

On 2 of the 4 days

4

On 1 of the 4 days

5

On none of the 4 days

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AL1 = 1, 2, 3 or 4

AL3

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

1

16 or more drinks a day

2

10 – 15 drinks a day

3

6 – 9 drinks a day

4

4 – 5 drinks a day

5

3 drinks a day

6

2 drinks a day

7

1 drink a day

8

0 drink a day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

If (AL1 = 1, 2, 3 or 4) and (AL2 = 1, 2, 3 or 4)

AL4

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink for Friday — Sunday

1

On all 3 days

2

On 2 of the 3 days

3

On 1 of the 3 days

4

On none of the 3 days

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AL1 = 1, 2, 3 or 4

AL5

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

1

16 or more drinks a day

2

10 – 15 drinks a day

3

6 – 9 drinks a day

4

4 – 5 drinks a day

5

3 drinks a day

6

2 drinks a day

7

1 drink a day

8

0 drink a day

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if (AL1 = 1, 2, 3 or 4) and (AL4 = 1, 2, or 3)

AL6

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

1

Every day or almost

2

5 – 6 days a week

3

3 – 4 days a week

4

1 – 2 days a week

5

2 – 3 days in a month

6

Once a month

7

Less than once a month

8

Not in the past 12 months

9

Never in my whole life

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if AL1 = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7

Social support

SS1

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

1

None

2

1 or 2

3

3 to 5

4

6 or more

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

SS2

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

1

A lot of concern and interest

2

Some concern and interest

3

Uncertain

4

Little concern and interest

5

No concern and interest

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

SS3

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

1

Very easy

2

Easy

3

Possible

4

Difficult

5

Very difficult

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

Provision of informal care or assistance

IC1

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

(professional activities excluded)

1

Yes

2

No

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

Everybody

IC2

Prevailing relationship of the person(s) suffering from any chronic condition or infirmity or due to old age being provided with care or assistance at least once a week from the respondent

1

Member(s) of respondent’s family

2

Non-member(s) of respondent’s family

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if IC1 = 1

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

1

Less than 10 hours per week

2

At least 10 but less than 20 hours per week

3

20 hours per week or more

– 1

missing (don’t know, refusal)

– 2

not applicable

if IC1 = 1


ANNEX II

Final sample sizes to be achieved

 

Persons aged 15 or over to be interviewed

EU Member States

Belgium

6 500

Bulgaria

5 920

Czech Republic

6 510

Denmark

5 350

Germany

15 260

Estonia

4 270

Ireland

5 057

Greece

6 667

Spain

11 620

France

13 110

Italy

13 180

Cyprus

4 095

Latvia

4 555

Lithuania

4 850

Luxembourg

4 000

Hungary

6 410

Malta

3 975

Netherlands

7 515

Austria

6 050

Poland

10 690

Portugal

6 515

Romania

8 420

Slovenia

4 486

Slovakia

5 370

Finland

5 330

Sweden

6 200

United Kingdom

13 085

Total of EU Member States

194 990

Switzerland

5 900

Iceland

3 940

Norway

5 170

Total including Switzerland, Iceland and Norway

210 000


ANNEX III

National territories that are excluded from the survey

Country

National territories

France

French Overseas Departments and territories

Cyprus

The non-government controlled area

Netherlands

Caribbean Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba), the West Frisian Islands with the exception of Texel

Ireland

All offshore islands with the exception of Achill, Bull, Cruit, Gorumna, Inishnee, Lettermore, Lettermullan and Valentia

United Kingdom

Scotland north of the Caledonian Canal, the Scilly Islands


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