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ZA4977: Eurobarometer 72.3 (Oct 2009)

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Eurobarometer 72.3: Public Health Attitudes, Behavior, and Prevention, October 2009
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Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 72.3 (Oct 2009). TNS OPINION & SOCIAL, Brussels [Producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4977 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA4977
TitleEurobarometer 72.3 (Oct 2009)
Other Titles
  • Public Health Attitudes, Behavior, and Prevention (Subtitle)
Current Version2.0.0, 2012-2-3,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR32441.v1, 2012-02-03
Date of Collection02.10.2009 - 19.10.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Antonis Papacostas - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication, Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractCheck-up and screening. Oral and dental health. Alcohol consumption. Smoking. Organ donation and transplantation. Blood donation. Sports and physical activities. Topics: 1. Check-up and screening: participation in screening and health check-ups; own initiative, doctor’s initiative, or screening as reason for dental examination, X-ray examination, eye test, cholesterol test, heart test, hearing test, blood pressure test, prostate test (PSA test), and cancer test; period since last blood pressure test; idea of a healthy diet; frequency of physical activities at work, at home, and in leisure time in the last week; assessment of the danger of passive smoking. 2. Oral and dental health: time of last visit to the dentist; frequency of visits to the dentist in the past year; reason for the last visit to the dentist; reason for not visiting a dentist; accessibility of a dentist within 30 minutes from the place of residence, or the workplace; access to a dentist or a dental clinic; kind of visited dental office; number of daily meals and snacks; frequency of consumption of fresh fruit, pastries and cakes, sweets, soft drinks, jam or honey, and sugar-containing chewing gum; number of natural teeth; wearing a removable denture; period of use of the removable denture; frequency of occurrence of selected inconvenience and obstruction by oral or dental problems. 3. Alcohol consumption (only in EU27): alcohol consumption in the last year; frequency of consumption of more than five drinks on one occasion; alcohol consumption in the past month and drinking frequency; consumed amount of alcohol in one day; suspected reduction in alcohol consumption among young people and heavy drinkers at a price increase of 25 percent; influence of the price on the purchasing behaviour of the respondent with regard to alcoholic beverages; knowledge of the legal blood alcohol level allowed for car drivers in the own country; number of alcoholic drinks consumed in two hours after which a person should not drive anymore; attitude towards a standardized limitation of alcohol level of 0.2 g / l for young and novice drivers in the 27 EU member countries (non-EU member countries: in the own country); frequency of driving; attitude towards random police alcohol blood checks to reduce alcohol consumption before driving; requirement of an EU-wide ban on alcohol advertising aimed at young people; demand to ban the selling and serving alcohol to young people under 18 years in all EU member countries; attitude towards warnings on alcoholic beverages and in advertisements for alcohol to point pregnant women and drivers out to the dangers of alcohol consumption; preference for individual or governmental responsibility to protect the individual against alcohol damage; knowledge test on the potential increase of certain diseases due to alcohol consumption (liver diseases, heart diseases, cancers, asthma, depression, and birth defects); alcohol consumption as a contributory factor for selected social problems (marital difficulties, loss of productivity at work, underperformance at school, street violence). 4. Smoking (in EU 27 and the Turkish Cypriot community, Croatia, Macedonia, and Turkey): smoking status; consumption of water pipe, oral tobacco (snuff, chewing tobacco, etc.), and nicotine-containing products; current or past consumption frequency of selected tobacco products (manufactured cigarettes, hand-rolled cigarettes, cigars, pipe, and water pipe); daily consumption of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes; factors affecting the choice of cigarettes (price, package, taste as well as tar, nicotine, and monoxide carbon levels); smoking situation inside the respondent’s house (all rooms or only single rooms); permission to smoke in the own car; presence of smokers at the last visit in a bar or a restaurant; duration of indoor tobacco exposure at the workplace (passive smoking); attempt to quit smoking, and duration of the last attempt; aids used during the last quit attempt (e.g. nicotine patches, professional medical advice); motivation to quit smoking (concerns about the own health and about the effects of smoking on non-smokers, concerns to meet social disapproval, the price of tobacco products, smoking restrictions at work or in public places such as bars and restaurants, media campaign, availability of a telephone quitline, advice from a doctor, free or low-cost stop-smoking medication, warnings on tobacco packages, family, partner, or friends); suspected differences in the health risk from different types of cigarettes; aspects that can make a cigarette brand seem less harmful than others (e.g. menthol taste, tar and nicotine levels on the package, colour of the cigarette pack, specific terms such as “blue” or “nature” in the brand name); frequency of the perception of tobacco advertising in the past six months; frequency of purchase of tobacco products via the Internet, in vending machines, in self-service stores, in another country; attitude towards selected measures (banning tobacco products and tobacco advertising in shops, keeping tobacco products in shops out of sight, banning the sales of tobacco products via the Internet, pictorial warnings on health hazards on all tobacco products, banning flavours, packets without colours, logos, and advertising elements (plain packaging), increasing taxes on tobacco products, introduction of an extra fee on manufacturers to cover the health costs of tobacco use). 5. Organ donation and transplantation: discussions about organ donation or organ transplantation in the family; knowledge of national laws for organ donation and transplantation; personal willingness to donate organs after death; willingness to donate an organ of a deceased close family member; reasons for unwillingness to organ donation. 6. Blood donation (only in EU 27): own blood donation in the past; assessment of the safety of blood transfusions compared with ten years ago. 7. Sports: frequency of sports and other physical activities per week; location of sporting activities; own motivation for sporting activities; reason that prevents most from regular physical activity; attitude towards selected statements about sport and physical activity (scale: opportunities for physical activity are available in the residential area, many sports facilities are offered by local sports clubs, exercise fails to lack of time, no interest in physical activity in leisure time, local authority does too little for physical activities of their citizens); membership in a fitness club, sports club, or a socio-cultural club with sports facilities, e.g. youth club; volunteering in sport; time required for this volunteering per month. Demography: nationality; marital status; family situation; age at end of education; sex; age; occupation; professional position; type of community; household size and household composition; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; possession of durable goods (entertainment electronics, Internet connection, possession of a car, a flat/a house have finished paying for or still paying for); financial difficulties during the last year; self-rated social position (scale); internet use (at home, at work, at school). Also encoded was: date of the interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; number of persons present during the interview; respondent cooperation; interview language (only in LU, BE, ES, FI, EE, LV, MT und TR); size of locality; region; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • Medicine
  • Leisure
  • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • General health and well-being
  • Medication and treatment
  • Physical fitness and exercise
  • Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 7.3 General health
  • 7.4 Health care and medical treatment
  • 7.6 Physical fitness and exercise
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Turkey (TR)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • North Macedonia (MK)
UniversePopulation of the respective nationalities of the European Union Member States, resident in each of the Member States and aged 15 years and over. In the three candidate countries (Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and in the Turkish Cypriot Community, the survey covers the national population of citizens and the population of citizens of all the European Union Member States that are residents in these countries and have a sufficient command of the national languages to answer the questionnaire.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Stratified: Proportional
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)
CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) was used in those countries where this technique was available
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa, Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP DK, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; TNS MRBI, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Paris, France; TNS Infratest, Italy; Synovate, Nicosia, Cyprus; KADEM, Nikosia, Turkish Cypriot Comm.; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS GALLUP Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hungary, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Österreichisches GALLUP, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA SK, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS GALLUP, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; Puls, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS PIAR, Istanbul, Turkey; TNS Brima, Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia; The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Belgium)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Denmark)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Germany)
  • 03.10.2009 - 19.10.2009 (Greece)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Spain)
  • 02.10.2009 - 19.10.2009 (Finland)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (France)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 02.10.2009 - 17.10.2009 (Italy)
  • 05.10.2009 - 16.10.2009 (Luxembourg)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Netherlands)
  • 02.10.2009 - 16.10.2009 (Austria)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Portugal)
  • 02.10.2009 - 19.10.2009 (Sweden)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Great Britain)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Northern Ireland)
  • 02.10.2009 - 17.10.2009 (Cyprus (Republic))
  • 02.10.2009 - 15.10.2009 (Czech Republic)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Estonia)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Hungary)
  • 03.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Latvia)
  • 02.10.2009 - 16.10.2009 (Lithuania)
  • 02.10.2009 - 17.10.2009 (Malta)
  • 03.10.2009 - 19.10.2009 (Poland)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Slovakia)
  • 02.10.2009 - 19.10.2009 (Slovenia)
  • 02.10.2009 - 12.10.2009 (Bulgaria)
  • 02.10.2009 - 15.10.2009 (Romania)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Turkey)
  • 02.10.2009 - 18.10.2009 (Croatia)
  • 02.10.2009 - 16.10.2009 (Turkish Cypriot Community)
  • 02.10.2009 - 12.10.2009 (Macedonia (FYROM))

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2012-2-3 Archive edition
1.0.02010-7-9 Archive pre-release (Embargo subset)
Errata in current version
2013-4-8P7_PT REGION I - NUTS 2 (V404)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the NUTS 2 REGIONS for PORTUGAL have changed. In accordance with the official EUROSTAT NUTS 2 version 2003 the region “LISBOA E VALE DO TEJO” is split up and the subregion “Lezíria do Tejo” reinstated to the “Alentejo” Region; “Médio Tejo” and “Oeste” are reinstated to the “Centro” Region. The documentation for NUTS 2 code 3 “Lisboa e Vale do Tejo” is not correct and should read “LISBOA” (NUTS2003-2010: PT17). Regions “CENTRO” and “ALENTEJO” do not change names but regional coverage (NUTS2003-2010: PT16 and PT18). The regions “NORTE” (PT11) and “ALGARVE” (PT15) remain unchanged. Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the autonomous regions AÇORES (PT20) and MADEIRA (PT30) are not covered anymore. This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
2013-4-8P7_GR REGION II- NUTS 1 (V431)Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with Starting with Eurobarometer 62 the Northern and Southern Aegean Islands ("Voreio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR41 and "Notio Aigaio" with NUTS 2 code GR42) as well as the Ionian Islands ("Ionia Nisia" with NUTS 2 code GR22) are not covered. The documentation for NUTS 1 code 4 is not correct. The data only cover the island of Crete (NUTS 2 code GR43). This has been confirmed by TNS Opinion & Social as of March 26, 2013.
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 30292
Number of Variables: 452
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • TNS Opinion & Social: Oral Health. Special Eurobarometer 330 / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: February 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: EU citizens’ attitudes towards alcohol. Special Eurobarometer 331 / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: April 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Tobacco. Special Eurobarometer 332 / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: May 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Organ donation and transplantation. Special Eurobarometer 333a / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: June 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Blood donation and blood transfusion. Special Eurobarometer 333a / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: June 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Sport and Physical Activity. Special Eurobarometer 334 / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General Education and Culture and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels: March 2010.
  • TNS Opinion & Social: Health Determinants. Special Eurobarometer 329 / Wave 72.3. This survey was requested by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumers and coordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication (“Research and Political Analysis” Unit). Brussels, January 2010.
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