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Document 32018R0255

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/255 of 19 February 2018 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) (Text with EEA relevance. )

C/2018/0915

OJ L 48, 21.2.2018, p. 12–38 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, 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/2018/255/oj

21.2.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 48/12


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/255

of 19 February 2018

implementing Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council 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 healthcare covered by Annex I to that Regulation and to set the reference periods and intervals for providing those data.

(3)

Those data represent a minimum statistical data set that should enable 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 (2) as well as in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3).

(5)

A cost-benefit analysis has been carried out and evaluated in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1338/2008. It 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. The use of common tools should enable 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

Subject matter

European statistics based on the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) shall concern health status, healthcare 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.

‘private household’ means:

(a)

a one-person household, i.e. a person who lives alone in a separate housing unit or who occupies, as a lodger, a separate room (or rooms) in a housing unit but does not join with any of the other occupants of the housing unit to form part of a multi-person household as defined below; or

(b)

a multi-person household, i.e. a group of two or more persons who combine to occupy the whole or part of a housing unit and to provide themselves with food and possibly other essentials for living. Members of the group may pool their incomes, have a common budget and share expenses to a greater or lesser extent.

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.

Only the following persons shall be considered 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 during the 12 months before the reference date with the intention of staying there for at least 1 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.

‘pre-checked microdata’ means microdata verified by the Member States on the basis of agreed common validation rules;

5.

‘metadata’ means data defining and describing other data, the methodology used and 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.   Those microdata shall be based on nationally representative probability samples.

3.   To achieve a high level of harmonisation of the survey results across countries, the Commission (Eurostat) shall, in close cooperation with Member States, propose methodological and practical recommendations and guidelines on sampling and the implementation of the survey. These recommendations and guidelines will be set out in a ‘European Health Interview Survey Manual’, which will include a model questionnaire.

4.   The precision requirements shall be as 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.

Article 4

Reference population

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

2.   The national territories listed in Annex III shall be excluded. In addition, some small parts of the national territory amounting to no more than 2 % of the national population may also be excluded from the sample. Information on those national territories shall be provided in the reference metadata.

Article 5

Data collection period

1.   Data shall be collected in 2019.

2.   The collection of data shall be spread over at least 3 months including at least 1 month of the period from September to December.

Article 6

Provision of microdata to the Commission (Eurostat)

1.   Member States shall transmit the pre-checked microdata (without direct identification and including weighting factors) required by this Regulation in accordance with a data exchange standard set out by the Commission (Eurostat). The data shall be provided to Eurostat through the single entry point to enable the Commission (Eurostat) to retrieve the data by electronic means.

2.   Member States shall transmit the pre-checked microdata within 9 months after the end of the national period for collecting the data.

Article 7

Provision of reference metadata to the Commission (Eurostat)

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 transmit the quality-related reference metadata required by this Regulation in accordance with a metadata exchange standard set out by the Commission (Eurostat). The data shall be provided to Eurostat through the single entry point to enable the Commission (Eurostat) to retrieve the data by electronic means.

3.   Member States shall provide those metadata to the Commission (Eurostat) not later than 3 months after transmission of the pre-checked microdata.

Article 8

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 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 70.

(2)  Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on European statistics (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 164).

(3)  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 (OJ L 8, 12.1.2001, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Microdata to be submitted to the Commission (Eurostat)

Variable code

Variable name

Categories

Filter

TECHNICAL SURVEY VARIABLES

PID

Identification number of respondent

10-digit number

Everybody

HHID

Identification number of household

10-digit number

Not stated

Everybody

PRIMSTRAT

Primary strata as used in the selection of the sample

4-digit number

Not applicable (no stratification)

Everybody

SU

Primary sampling units as used in the selection of the sample

4-digit number

Not applicable (no multistage sampling)

Everybody

WGT

Final individual weight

8-digit number

Everybody

WGT_SPEC

Final special individual weight

8-digit number

Not stated

Everybody

PROXY

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

Person himself/herself

Other member of the household

Someone else outside the household

Everybody

REFDATE

Reference date of the interview

8-digit number (YYYYMMDD)

Everybody

INTMETHOD

Data collection method used

Self-administered, postal non-electronic version

Self-administered, postal electronic version

(email)

Self-administered, web questionnaire

Face-to-face interview, non-electronic version

Face-to-face interview, electronic version

Telephone interview, non-electronic version

Telephone interview, electronic version

Web personal interview

Mixed mode collection

Everybody

INTLANG

Language used for interview

3-digit codes (Standard Code List Eurostat)

Not stated

Everybody

BACKGROUND VARIABLES

SEX

Sex of respondent

Male

Female

Everybody

YEARBIRTH

Year of birth of respondent

4-digit number (YYYY)

Everybody

PASSBIRTH

Passing of respondent's birthday on the day of the interview

Yes

No

Everybody

COUNTRY

Country of residence

Country code (SCL GEO code)

Everybody

REGION

Region of residence

2-digit code according to NUTS 2 regional level (2 digits following the country code)

Not stated

Everybody

DEG_URB

Degree of urbanisation

Cities

Towns and suburbs

Rural areas

Not stated

Everybody

BIRTHPLACE

Country of birth

Country code (SCL GEO code)

Not stated

Everybody

CITIZEN

Country of main citizenship

Country code (SCL GEO code)

Stateless

Not stated

Everybody

BIRHTPLACEFATH

Country of birth of father

Country code (SCL GEO code)

Not stated

Everybody

BIRTHPLACEMOTH

Country of birth of mother

Country code (SCL GEO code)

Not stated

Everybody

HATLEVEL

Educational attainment level (highest level of education successfully completed)

Based on ISCED-2011 classification, ISCED-A codes

No formal education or below ISCED 1

ISCED 1 Primary education

ISCED 2 Lower secondary education

ISCED 3 Upper secondary education

ISCED 4 Post-secondary non-tertiary education

ISCED 5 Short-cycle tertiary education

ISCED 6 Bachelor's or equivalent level

ISCED 7 Master's or equivalent level

ISCED 8 Doctoral or equivalent level

Not stated

Everybody

MAINSTAT

Main activity status (self-defined)

Employed

Unemployed

Retired

Unable to work due to long-standing health problems

Student, pupil

Fulfilling domestic tasks

Compulsory military or civilian service

Other

Not stated

Everybody

FT_PT

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

Full-time job

Part-time job

Not stated

Not applicable

MAINSTAT = Employed

JOBSTAT

Status in employment in main job

Self-employed person with employees

Self-employed person without employees

Employee

Family worker (unpaid)

Not stated

Not applicable

MAINSTAT = Employed

JOBISCO

Occupation in main job

ISCO-08 at 2-digit level

Not stated

Not applicable

MAINSTAT = Employed

LOCNACE

Economic activity of the local unit for main job (economic sector)

NACE Rev. 2 at 1-digit level

Not stated

Not applicable

MAINSTAT = Employed

PARTNERS

Partners living in the same household

Person living with a legal or de facto partner

Person not living with a legal or de facto partner

Not stated

Not applicable

Everybody

MARSTALEGAL

Legal marital status

Never married and never been in a registered partnership

Married or in a registered partnership

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

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

Not stated

Everybody

HHNBPERS

Household size

Number of members of the household

Not stated

Everybody

HHNBPERS_0_13

Number of persons aged 13 or younger

Number

Not stated

Everybody

HHTYPE

Household type

One-person household

Lone parent with at least one child aged less than 25

Lone parent with all children aged 25 or more

Couple without any children

Couple with at least one child aged less than 25

Couple with all children aged 25 or more

Other type of household

Not stated

Everybody

HHINCOME

Net monthly equivalised income of the household

1st income quintile group

2nd income quintile group

3rd income quintile group

4th income quintile group

5th income quintile group

Not stated

Everybody

HEALTH VARIABLES

Health status

Minimum European Health Module

HS1

Self-perceived general health

Very good

Good

Fair (neither good nor bad)

Bad

Very bad

Not stated

Everybody

HS2

Long-standing health problem

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

HS3

Limitation in activities because of health problems

Severely limited

Limited but not severely

Not limited at all

Not stated

Everybody

Diseases and chronic conditions

CD1A

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1B

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1C

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1D

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1E

Having high blood pressure in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1F

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1G

Having arthrosis (arthritis excluded) in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1H

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1I

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1J

Having diabetes in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1K

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1L

Having cirrhosis of the liver in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1M

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1N

Having kidney problems in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1O

Having depression in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD1P

Having high blood lipids in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

CD2

Self-perceived general oral health

Very good

Good

Fair (neither good nor bad)

Bad

Very bad

Not stated

Everybody

Accidents and injuries

AC1A

Occurrence of a road traffic accident in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

AC1B

Occurrence of an accident at home in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

AC1C

Occurrence of a leisure accident in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

AC2

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

Admission to a hospital or any other health facility

A doctor or nurse

No intervention was needed

Not stated

Not applicable

if

AC1A = Yes or

AC1B = Yes or

AC1C = Yes

Absence from work (due to health problems)

AW1

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if MAINSTAT = Employed

AW2

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

Number of days

Not stated

Not applicable

if AW1 = Yes

Functional limitations

PL1

Wearing glasses or contact lenses

Yes

No

Blind or cannot see at all

Not stated

Everybody

PL2

Difficulty in seeing, even when wearing glasses or contact lenses

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

If PL1 = Yes or No or Not stated

PL3

Use of a hearing aid

Yes

No

Profoundly deaf

Not stated

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

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

If PL3 = Yes or No or Not stated

PL5

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

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

If PL3 = Yes or No or Not stated

PL6

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

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Everybody

PL7

Difficulty in walking up or down 12 steps

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Everybody

PL8

Difficulty in remembering or concentrating

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Everybody

PL9

Difficulty biting and chewing on hard foods

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE (1) ≥ 55

Personal care activities

PC1A

Difficulty in feeding yourself

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

PC1B

Difficulty in getting in and out of a bed or chair

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

PC1C

Difficulty in dressing and undressing

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

PC1D

Difficulty in using toilets

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

PC1E

Difficulty in bathing or showering

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

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

Yes, with at least one activity

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if (AGE ≥ 55) and

{PC1A ≠ No difficulty

or PC1B ≠ No difficulty

or PC1C ≠ No difficulty

or PC1D ≠ No difficulty

or PC1E ≠ No difficulty}

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

Yes, with at least one activity

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if (AGE ≥ 55) and

{PC1A ≠ No difficulty

or PC1B ≠ No difficulty

or PC1C ≠ No difficulty

or PC1D ≠ No difficulty

or PC1E ≠ No difficulty}

Household activities

HA1A

Difficulty in preparing meals

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1B

Difficulty in using the telephone

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1C

Difficulty to do shopping

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1D

Difficulty in managing medication

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1E

Difficulty in doing light housework

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1F

Difficulty in doing occasional heavy housework

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

HA1G

Difficulty in taking care of finances and everyday administrative tasks

No difficulty

Some difficulty

A lot of difficulty

Cannot do at all/Unable to do

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

Not stated

Not applicable

if AGE ≥ 55

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

Yes, with at least one activity

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if (AGE ≥ 55) and

{HA1A ≠ No difficulty

or HA1B ≠ No difficulty

or HA1C ≠ No difficulty

or HA1D ≠ No difficulty

or HA1E ≠ No difficulty

or HA1F ≠ No difficulty

or HA1G ≠ No difficulty}

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

Yes, with at least one activity

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if (AGE ≥ 55) and

{HA1A ≠ No difficulty

or HA1B ≠ No difficulty

or HA1C ≠ No difficulty

or HA1D ≠ No difficulty

or HA1E ≠ No difficulty

or HA1F ≠ No difficulty

or HA1G ≠ No difficulty}

Pain

PN1

Intensity of bodily pain during the past 4 weeks

None

Very mild

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Very severe

Not stated

Everybody

PN2

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

Not at all

A little bit

Moderately

Quite a bit

Extremely

Not stated

Everybody

Mental health

MH1A

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1B

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1C

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1D

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1E

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1F

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

MH1G

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

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

Not at all

Several days

More than half the days

Nearly every day

Not stated

Everybody

Healthcare

Use of inpatient and day care

HO12

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

Number

Not stated

Everybody

HO34

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

Number

Not stated

Everybody

Use of ambulatory and home care

AM1

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

Less than 6 months ago

6 to 12 months ago

12 months ago or longer

Never

Not stated

Everybody

AM2

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

Less than 12 months ago

12 months ago or longer

Never

Not stated

Everybody

AM3

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

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

If AM2 = Less than 12 months ago

AM4

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

Less than 12 months ago

12 months ago or longer

Never

Not stated

Everybody

AM5

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

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

If AM4 = Less than 12 months ago

AM6A

Consultation of a physiotherapist or kinesitherapist in the past 12 months

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

AM6B

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

AM7

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

Medicine use

MD1

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

MD2

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

Yes

No

Not stated

Everybody

Preventive services

PA1

Last time of vaccination against flu

Year and month (YYYYMM)

Too long ago (before the previous calendar year)

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA2

Last time of blood pressure measurement by a health professional

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 3 years

3 to less than 5 years

5 years or more

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA3

Last time of blood cholesterol measurement by a health professional

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 3 years

3 to less than 5 years

5 years or more

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA4

Last time of blood sugar measurement by a health professional

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 3 years

3 to less than 5 years

5 years or more

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA5

Last time of a faecal occult blood test

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 2 years

2 to less than 3 years

3 years or more

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA6

Last time of a colonoscopy

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 5 years

5 to less than 10 years

10 years or more

Never

Not stated

Everybody

PA7

Last time of a mammography (breast X-ray)

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 2 years

2 to less than 3 years

3 years or more

Never

Not stated

Not applicable

If SEX = Female

PA8

Last time of a cervical smear test

Within the past 12 months

1 to less than 2 years

2 to less than 3 years

3 years or more

Never

Not stated

Not applicable

If SEX = Female

Unmet needs for healthcare

UN1A

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

Yes

No

No need for healthcare

Not stated

Everybody

UN1B

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

Yes

No

No need for healthcare

Not stated

Everybody

UN2A

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

Yes

No

No need

Not stated

Everybody

UN2B

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

Yes

No

No need

Not stated

Everybody

UN2C

Could not afford prescribed medicines in the past 12 months

Yes

No

No need

Not stated

Everybody

UN2D

Could not afford mental healthcare (by a psychologist, psychotherapist or psychiatrist for example) in the past 12 months

Yes

No

No need

Not stated

Everybody

Health determinants

Weight and height

BM1

Height without shoes

Number in cm

Not stated

Everybody

BM2

Weight without clothes and shoes

Number in kg

Not stated

Everybody

Physical activity

PE1

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

Mostly sitting or standing

Mostly walking or tasks of moderate physical effort

Mostly heavy labour or physically demanding work

Not performing any working tasks

Not stated

Everybody

PE2

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

Number of days

I never carry out such physical activities

Not stated

Everybody

PE3

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

10-29 minutes per day

30-59 minutes per day

1 hour to less than 2 hours per day

2 hours to less than 3 hours per day

3 hours or more per day

Not stated

Not applicable

if PE2 ≠ I never carry out such physical activities

PE4

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

Number of days

I never carry out such physical activities

Not stated

Everybody

PE5

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

10-29 minutes per day

30-59 minutes per day

1 hour to less than 2 hours per day

2 hours to less than 3 hours per day

3 hours or more per day

Not stated

Not applicable

if PE4 ≠ I never carry out such physical activities

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

I never carry out such physical activities

Not stated

Everybody

PE7

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

Hours and minutes (HHMM)

Not stated

Not applicable

if PE6 ≠ I never carry out such physical activities

PE8

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

Number of days

I never carry out such physical activities

Not stated

Everybody

PE9

Time spent sitting on a typical day

Hours and minutes (HHMM)

Not stated

Everybody

Dietary habits

DH1

Frequency of eating fruit, excluding juice

Once or more a day

4 to 6 times a week

1 to 3 times a week

Less than once a week

Never

Not stated

Everybody

DH2

Number of portions of fruit a day, excluding juice

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

if DH1 = Once or more a day

DH3

Frequency of eating vegetables or salad, excluding juice and potatoes

Once or more a day

4 to 6 times a week

1 to 3 times a week

Less than once a week

Never

Not stated

Everybody

DH4

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

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

if DH3 = Once or more a day

DH5

Frequency of drinking pure fruit or vegetable juice

Once or more a day

4 to 6 times a week

1 to 3 times a week

Less than once a week

Never

Not stated

Everybody

DH6

Frequency of drinking sugar-sweetened soft drinks

Once or more a day

4 to 6 times a week

1 to 3 times a week

Less than once a week

Never

Not stated

Everybody

Smoking

SK1

Type of current tobacco smoking behaviour

Daily smoking

Occasional smoking

No smoking

Not stated

Everybody

SK2

Average number of cigarettes a day

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

if SK1 = Daily smoking

SK3

Former daily tobacco smoking

Yes

No

Not stated

Not applicable

if SK1 = Occasional smoking or No smoking or Not stated

SK4

Number of years of daily tobacco smoking

Number

Not stated

Not applicable

if SK1 = Daily smoking

or

{(SK1 = Occasional smoking

or No smoking

or Not stated)

and SK3 = Yes}

SK5

Frequency of exposure to tobacco smoke indoors

Every day, 1 hour or more a day

Every day, less than 1 hour per day

At least once a week (but not every day)

Less than once a week

Never or almost never

Not stated

Everybody

SK6

Type of electronic cigarettes or similar electronic devices use

Daily vaping

Occasional vaping

Former vaping

Never vaping

Not stated

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

Every day or almost

5 - 6 days a week

3 - 4 days a week

1 - 2 days a week

2 - 3 days in a month

Once a month

Less than once a month

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

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

Not stated

Everybody

AL2

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink for Monday-Thursday

On all 4 days

On 3 of the 4 days

On 2 of the 4 days

On 1 of the 4 days

On none of the 4 days

Not stated

Not applicable

if AL1 =

Every day or almost

or 5 - 6 days a week

or 3 - 4 days a week

or 1 - 2 days a week

AL3

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

16 or more drinks a day

10 - 15 drinks a day

6 - 9 drinks a day

4 - 5 drinks a day

3 drinks a day

2 drinks a day

1 drink a day

0 drink a day

Not stated

Not applicable

If (AL1 =

Every day or almost

or 5 - 6 days a week

or 3 - 4 days a week

or 1 - 2 days a week)

and

(AL2 = On all 4 days

or On 3 of the 4 days

or On 2 of the 4 days

or On 1 of the 4 days)

AL4

Frequency of consumption of an alcoholic drink for Friday-Sunday

On all 3 days

On 2 of the 3 days

On 1 of the 3 days

On none of the 3 days

Not stated

Not applicable

if AL1 =

Every day or almost

or 5 - 6 days a week

or 3 - 4 days a week

or 1 - 2 days a week

AL5

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

16 or more drinks a day

10 - 15 drinks a day

6 - 9 drinks a day

4 - 5 drinks a day

3 drinks a day

2 drinks a day

1 drink a day

0 drink a day

Not stated

Not applicable

if (AL1 =

Every day or almost

or 5 - 6 days a week

or 3 - 4 days a week

or 1 - 2 days a week)

and

(AL4 = On all 3 days

or On 2 of the 3 days

or On 1 of the 3 days)

AL6

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

Every day or almost

5 - 6 days a week

3 - 4 days a week

1 - 2 days a week

2 - 3 days in a month

Once a month

Less than once a month

Not in the past 12 months

Never in my whole life

Not stated

Not applicable

if AL1 =

Every day or almost

or 5 - 6 days a week

or 3 - 4 days a week

or 1 - 2 days a week

or 2 - 3 days in a month

or Once a month

or Less than once a month

Social support

SS1

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

None

1 or 2

3 to 5

6 or more

Not stated

Everybody

SS2

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

A lot of concern and interest

Some concern and interest

Uncertain

Little concern and interest

No concern and interest

Not stated

Everybody

SS3

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

Very easy

Easy

Possible

Difficult

Very difficult

Not stated

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)

Yes

No

Not stated

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

Member(s) of respondent's family

Non-member(s) of respondent's family

Not stated

Not applicable

if IC1 = Yes

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

Less than 10 hours per week

At least 10 but less than 20 hours per week

20 hours per week or more

Not stated

Not applicable

if IC1 = Yes


(1)  AGE refers to age of respondent in completed years.


ANNEX II

Precision requirements

1.

Precision requirements for all data sets are expressed in standard errors and are defined as continuous functions of the actual estimates and of the size of the statistical population in a country.

2.

The estimated standard error of a particular estimate

Image

shall not be bigger than the following amount:

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3.

The function f(N) shall have the form of

Formula

.

4.

The following values for parameters N, a and b shall be used:

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N

a

b

Percentage of population severely limited in usual activities because of health problems (age 15 years or over)

Country population aged 15 years or over residing in private households, in million persons and rounded to 3 decimal digits

1 200

2 800


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)

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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