The childrens environment survey 2003

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Antonios Georgelis - Stockholms läns landsting, Centrum för Arbets- och miljömedicin

Description:

The Children's Environmental Health Survey is carried out in collaboration between the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and the Statistics Sweden, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

The questionnaire concerned the health and environments of children in three age groups: 8 months, 4 years, and the 12 years. The questionnaire in the Children's environmental health survey 2003 was sent to 40,000 children's parents. The response rate was about 70%.

The questions were in most cases answered by the children’s parents, but some of the questions were directly asked of children in 12-year-old group.

In addition to the study in 2003, a second study was carried out in 2011, where some of the children from 2003 were invited to participate.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Antonios Georgelis - Stockholms läns landsting, Centrum för Arbets- och miljömedicin

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0064

Purpose:

The aim was to chart how environmental factors like air pollution, noise and indoor environment effects the health of children and adolescents.

Description:

The Children's Environmental Health Survey is carried out in collaboration between the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and the Statistics Sweden, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

The questionnaire concerned the health and environments of children in three age groups: 8 months, 4 years, and the 12 years. The questionnaire in the Children's environmental health survey 2003 was sent to 40,000 children's parents. The response rate was about 70%.

The questions were in most cases answered by the children’s parents, but some of the questions were directly asked of children in 12-year-old group.

In addition to the study in 2003, a second study was carried out in 2011, where some of the children from 2003 were invited to participate.

Time period(s) investigated:

2003-02 — 2004-04

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Children, aged 8 months, 4 years and 12 years, born in Sweden or have been resident in Sweden for at least five years.

Sampling procedure:

Probability

Contact person for questions about the data:

Antonios Georgelis

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Dataset EXT 0064-001

The childrens environment survey 2003: 8 months

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-02 — 2004-04

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2003-02 — 2004-04

Response rate/participation rate:

75%

Dataset EXT 0064-002

The childrens environment survey 2003: 4 years

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-02 — 2004-04

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2003-02 — 2004-04

Response rate/participation rate:

70%

Dataset EXT 0064-003

The childrens environment survey 2003: 12 years

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-02 — 2004-04

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2003-02 — 2004-04

Response rate/participation rate:

68%