Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Decennial Health Survey
Enquête Décennale Santé (EDS)

Topic
Social Systems and Welfare
Health and Performance
Work and Productivity
Education and Learning
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Wellbeing
Relevance for this Topic
Country France
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Lucie Gonzalez / DREES (Direction de la recherche, des études, de l’évaluation et des statistiques)
Ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé
14, avenue Duquesne
75350 PARIS 07 SP
France
Phone: (+33) 01 40 56 80 63
Email: lucie.gonzalez(at)sante.gouv.fr

Timeliness, transparency

All data are available.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Face-to-face interview (CAPI, PAPI)

Self-administered questionnaire


Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.

Access to data


Free downloadable files from the Centre Quételet (http://www.reseau-quetelet.cnrs.fr/spip/).

Conditions of access


Free access with standard procedure (concerning reference to the Insee/Drees in publications, communication of publications...).


No delay.


Individual/ household data.


SAS


The database is in French, but some of the questionnaires are available in English, as they have been elaborated by Eurostat.


Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61.


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


- Debrand T., Pierre A., Allonier C., Lucas-Gabrielli V., Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France. Health Policy, vol 105, n° 1, 2012/04, 92-101. - Paraponaris A, Saliba B, Ventelou B. Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey. Econ Hum Biol. 2005 Jul;3(2):241-58. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Chastang JF, Imbernon E, Niedhammer I. Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):184-91. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Imbernon E, Goldberg M. Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;45(12):1135-47. - Verger P, Lions C, Ventelou B. Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults? Eur J Public Health. 2009 Dec;19(6):618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


• Cohidon, C., Santin, G., Chastang, J. F., Imbernon, E., & Niedhammer, I. “Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix”. J Occup Environ Med. 54 (2) (2012): 184-91. • Cohidon, C., Santin, G., Imbernon, E., & Goldberg, M. “Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category”. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 45 (12) (2010): 1135-47. • Debrand, T., Pierre, A., Allonier, C., & Lucas-Gabrielli, V. “Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France”. Health Policy 105 (1) (2012): 92-101. • Paraponaris, A., Saliba, B., & Ventelou, B. “Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey”. Econ Hum Biol. 3 (2) (2005): 241-58. • Verger, P., Lions, C., & Ventelou, B. “Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults?” Eur J Public Health. 19 (6) (2009): 618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057.

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61.


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


- Debrand T., Pierre A., Allonier C., Lucas-Gabrielli V., Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France. Health Policy, vol 105, n° 1, 2012/04, 92-101. - Paraponaris A, Saliba B, Ventelou B. Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey. Econ Hum Biol. 2005 Jul;3(2):241-58. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Chastang JF, Imbernon E, Niedhammer I. Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):184-91. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Imbernon E, Goldberg M. Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;45(12):1135-47. - Verger P, Lions C, Ventelou B. Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults? Eur J Public Health. 2009 Dec;19(6):618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61.


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


- Debrand T., Pierre A., Allonier C., Lucas-Gabrielli V., Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France. Health Policy, vol 105, n° 1, 2012/04, 92-101. - Paraponaris A, Saliba B, Ventelou B. Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey. Econ Hum Biol. 2005 Jul;3(2):241-58. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Chastang JF, Imbernon E, Niedhammer I. Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):184-91. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Imbernon E, Goldberg M. Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;45(12):1135-47. - Verger P, Lions C, Ventelou B. Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults? Eur J Public Health. 2009 Dec;19(6):618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61.


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


- Debrand T., Pierre A., Allonier C., Lucas-Gabrielli V., Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France. Health Policy, vol 105, n° 1, 2012/04, 92-101. - Paraponaris A, Saliba B, Ventelou B. Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey. Econ Hum Biol. 2005 Jul;3(2):241-58. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Chastang JF, Imbernon E, Niedhammer I. Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):184-91. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Imbernon E, Goldberg M. Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;45(12):1135-47. - Verger P, Lions C, Ventelou B. Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults? Eur J Public Health. 2009 Dec;19(6):618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057. Epub 2009 Apr 29.

Coverage


Wave 1: Data collected from 1960-1961 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 2: Data collected from 1970-1971 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 3: Data collected from 1980-1981 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 4: Data collected from 1991-1992 with a sample size of approximately 20,000 individuals. Wave 5: Data collected from 2002-2003 with a sample size of 17,000 households/41,000 individuals.


1960-61.


Random sample based on Census data and the Housing registry.


national


people aged 18 and over with a shorter questionnaire for children aged 11-17.


The EDS data allow for a detailed study of the topic Health & Performance, with questions dealing with perceived health, health-related behaviours (including dietary habits), health care consumption, quality of life, etc. With the 2002-03 wave, there are additional opportunities thanks to the linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database (which contains reimbursement data for health professionals visits and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…).


- Debrand T., Pierre A., Allonier C., Lucas-Gabrielli V., Critical urban areas, deprived areas and neighbourhood effects on health in France. Health Policy, vol 105, n° 1, 2012/04, 92-101. - Paraponaris A, Saliba B, Ventelou B. Obesity, weight status and employability: empirical evidence from a French national survey. Econ Hum Biol. 2005 Jul;3(2):241-58. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Chastang JF, Imbernon E, Niedhammer I. Psychosocial exposures at work and mental health: potential utility of a job-exposure matrix. J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Feb;54(2):184-91. - Cohidon C, Santin G, Imbernon E, Goldberg M. Working conditions and depressive symptoms in the 2003 decennial health survey: the role of the occupational category. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;45(12):1135-47. - Verger P, Lions C, Ventelou B. Is depression associated with health risk-related behaviour clusters in adults? Eur J Public Health. 2009 Dec;19(6):618-24. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckp057. Epub 2009 Apr 29.


Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited.


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)

Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited.


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)

Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited.


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)

Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)

Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited.


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)

Linkage


In 2002-03, some efforts have been made to increase the international comparability of the EDS data (with the introduction of some standard scales such as the CES-D for depression or the MOs SF-36 for quality of life. In the previous surveys, the international comparability was limited.


Linkage with the SNIIR-AM national database in 2002-03 only (it contains reimbursement data for visits to health professionals and prescribed drugs, long-term diseases, hospital discharge records…)


Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.

Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.

Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.

Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.

Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.

Data quality


As the survey was conducted every ten years, there have been many small methodological changes, especially after the first wave (1960-61).


The questionnaire also substantially changed over the time.


Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).

Applicability


Strengths: - The Insee is the most reliable French institute in the field of data collection and analyses; - These surveys make it possible (when data are comparable) to monitor the health of the French population over a period of 40 years; The sample size is big enough to guarantee a decent sub-sample of senior respondents (especially in 2002-03); - Linkage with the SNIIR-AM database (in 2002-03). Weaknesses: - limited comparability from one survey to the other due to changes in methodology and questionnaire; - data dictionaries and datasets are not available in English; - there won’t be another Decennial Health Survey: it is replaced by ESPS (see corresponding document).


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Patrick Peretti-Watel
  • (see Partners)