Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Health and sickliness database
Sundheds- og sygelighedsundersøgelsernes database (SUSY)

Topic
Health and Performance
Housing, Urban Development and Mobility
Wellbeing
Intergenerational Relationships
Relevance for this Topic
Country Denmark
URL
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Governance

Contact information

Ola Ekholm, National Institute for Public Health
University of Southern Denmark
Ă˜ster Farimagsgade 5 A
1353 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45)6550 7777
Email: oek(at)si-folkesundhed.dk
Url: http://susy2.si-folkesundhed.dk/susy.aspx#

Timeliness, transparency

N.A.

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

Conditions of access


Contact Ola Ekholm, who will send in an application, which is then evaluated by the data steering commmittee.


N.A.


Anonymised microdata and aggregated tables


SAS, SPSS


Data and documentation are in Danish.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Contact Ola Ekholm, who will send in an application, which is then evaluated by the data steering commmittee.


N.A.


Anonymised microdata and aggregated tables


SAS, SPSS


Data and documentation are in Danish.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Contact Ola Ekholm, who will send in an application, which is then evaluated by the data steering commmittee.


N.A.


Anonymised microdata and aggregated tables


SAS, SPSS


Data and documentation are in Danish.

Access to data

Conditions of access


Contact Ola Ekholm, who will send in an application, which is then evaluated by the data steering commmittee.


N.A.


Anonymised microdata and aggregated tables


SAS, SPSS


Data and documentation are in Danish.


Coverage


Wave 1: data collected in 1987 with a sample size of 4,752 responses. Wave 2: data collected in 1994 with a sample size of 4,667 responses. Wave 3: data collected in 2000 with a sample size of 16,688 responses. Wave 4: data collected in 2005 with a sample size of 14,566 responses.


1987


National sample


The population aged 16 and above including institutionalised citizens. A random sample is drawn for each round.


Covers all Danish regions


16 and above


Nationally representative among Danish adults. Response rate of wave 1 in 1987: 79.9%; Response rate of wave 2 in 1994: 78.0%; Response rate of wave 3 in 2000: 74.2%; Response rate of wave 4 in 2005: 66.7%.


The purpose of the study is to monitor the prevalence of health, sickliness and functional limitations among the population and the factors that influence health and sickliness, such as lifestyle, risk behaviour in work and private life. The study covers health and health behaviour (including attitudes towards health promotion, food, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, preventing examinations, experienced health and life quality), sickliness (including specific diseases, long term illnesses, symptoms and accidents), consequences of illness (including functional defects and physical limitations), social relations (including contact to family and friends, help from others in case of illness, leisure activities and whether they feel alone even though they would like to be with others) and work environment and living conditions (including psycho-social and physical work environment, and whether exposed to noise or bad indoor climate).


A report using data is available at: www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../Susy%202005.aspx
www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../...pporten_2005_001.pdf

Coverage


Wave 1: data collected in 1987 with a sample size of 4,752 responses. Wave 2: data collected in 1994 with a sample size of 4,667 responses. Wave 3: data collected in 2000 with a sample size of 16,688 responses. Wave 4: data collected in 2005 with a sample size of 14,566 responses.


1987


National sample


The population aged 16 and above including institutionalised citizens. A random sample is drawn for each round.


Covers all Danish regions


16 and above


Nationally representative among Danish adults. 1987 response rate: 79.9%, 1994 response rate: 78.0%, 2000 response rate: 74.2%, 2005 response rate: 66.7%.


The purpose of the study is to monitor the prevalence of health, sickliness and functional limitations among the population and the factors that influence health and sickliness such as life style, and risk behaviour in work and private life. The study covers health and health behaviour (including attitude towards health promotion, food, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, preventing examinations, experienced health and life quality), sickness (including specific diseases, long term illnesses, symptoms and accidents), consequences of illness (including functional defects and physical limitations), social relations (including contact to family and friends, help from others in case of illness, leisure activities and whether they feel alone even though they would like to be with others) and work environment and living conditions (including psycho-social and physical work environment and whether exposed to noise or a bad indoor climate).


A report using data is available at: www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../Susy%202005.aspx
www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../...pporten_2005_001.pdf

Coverage


Wave 1: data collected in 1987 with a sample size of 4,752 responses. Wave 2: data collected in 1994 with a sample size of 4,667 responses. Wave 3: data collected in 2000 with a sample size of 16,688 responses. Wave 4: data collected in 2005 with a sample size of 14,566 responses.


1987


National sample


The population aged 16 and above including institutionalised citizens. A random sample is drawn for each round.


Covers all Danish regions


16 and above


Nationally representative among Danish adults. 1987 response rate: 79.9%, 1994 response rate: 78.0%, 2000 response rate: 74.2%, 2005 response rate: 66.7%.


The purpose of the study is to monitor the prevalence of health, sickliness and functional limitations among the population and the factors that influence health and sickliness such as life style, and risk behaviour in work and private life. The study covers health and health behaviour (including attitude towards health promotion, food, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, preventing examinations, experienced health and life quality), sickness (including specific diseases, long term illnesses, symptoms and accidents), consequences of illness (including functional defects and physical limitations), social relations (including contact to family and friends, help from others in case of illness, leisure activities and whether they feel alone even though they would like to be with others) and work environment and living conditions (including psycho-social and physical work environment and whether exposed to noise or a bad indoor climate).


A report using data is available at: www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../Susy%202005.aspx
www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../...pporten_2005_001.pdf

Coverage


Wave 1: data collected in 1987 with a sample size of 4,752 responses. Wave 2: data collected in 1994 with a sample size of 4,667 responses. Wave 3: data collected in 2000 with a sample size of 16,688 responses. Wave 4: data collected in 2005 with a sample size of 14,566 responses.


1987


National sample


Population aged 16 and above including institutionalised citizens. A random sample is drawn for each round.


Covers all Danish regions


16 and above


Nationally representative among Danish adults. 1987 response rate: 79.9%, 1994 response rate: 78.0%, 2000 response rate: 74.2%, 2005 response rate: 66.7%.


The purpose of the study is to monitor the prevalence of health, sickliness and functional limitations among the population and the factors that influence health and sickliness such as life style, and risk behaviour in work and private life. The study covers health and health behaviour (including attitude towards health promotion, food, exercise, alcohol, tobacco, preventing examinations, experienced health and life quality), sickness (including specific diseases, long term illnesses, symptoms and accidents), consequences of illness (including functional defects and physical limitations), social relations (including contact to family and friends, help from others in case of illness, leisure activities and whether they feel alone even though they would like to be with others) and work environment and living conditions (including psycho-social and physical work environment and whether exposed to noise or a bad indoor climate).


A report using data is available at: www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../Susy%202005.aspx
www.si-folkesundhed.dk/.../...pporten_2005_001.pdf


Linkage


N.A.


Data can be linked to register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.

Linkage


N.A.


Data can be linked to register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.

Linkage


N.A.


Data can be linked to register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.

Linkage


N.A.


Data can be linked to register data available at Statistics Denmark through an encrypted identification key.


Data quality


N.A.


In 1987, data was collected only by face-to-face interviews, but in 1994, this was supplemented by self-administered questionnaires. In 1994 and 2000, Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI) were used and in 2005, the survey used Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).


Some of the basic questions are repeated each year and some changing topics are covered.

Data quality


N.A.


In 1987, data was collected only by face-to-face interviews, but in 1994, this was supplemented by self-administered questionnaires. In 1994 and 2000, Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI) were used and in 2005, the survey used Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).


Some of the basic questions are repeated each year and some changing topics are covered.

Data quality


N.A.


In 1987, data was collected only by face-to-face interviews, but in 1994, this was supplemented by self-administered questionnaires. In 1994 and 2000, Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI) were used and in 2005, the survey used Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).


Some of the basic questions are repeated each year and some changing topics are covered.

Data quality


N.A.


In 1987, data was collected only by face-to-face interviews, but in 1994, this was supplemented by self-administered questionnaires. In 1994 and 2000, Paper and Pencil Interviewing (PAPI) were used and in 2005, the survey used Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI).


Some of the basic questions are repeated each year and some changing topics are covered.


Applicability


Strengths: Since 1994, an effort has been made to interview the same people in each round. Furthermore, a new population is added each year. Data can be linked to registers through statistics Denmark. Weaknesses: The method of data collection has changed twice.

Applicability


Strengths: Since 1994, an effort has been made to interview the same people in each round. Furthermore, a new population is added each year. Data can be linked to registers through statistics Denmark. Weaknesses: The method of data collection has changed twice.

Applicability


Strengths: Since 1994, an effort has been made to interview the same people in each round. Furthermore, a new population is added each year. Data can be linked to registers through statistics Denmark. Weaknesses: The method of data collection has changed twice.

Applicability


Strengths: Since 1994, an effort has been made to interview the same people in each round. Furthermore, a new population is added each year. Data can be linked to registers through statistics Denmark. Weaknesses: The method of data collection has changed twice.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Chantal Nielsen
  • (see Partners)