The childrens environment survey 2003

SND-ID: EXT 0064

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

Description Data and documentation

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.

Purpose:

The aim was to chart how environmental factors like air pollution, noise and indoor environment effects the health of children and adolescents.
Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review
Method

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

Time period(s) investigated

2003-02–2004-04

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

Country

Publications

Access to data via

Dataset 1
The childrens environment survey 2003: 8 months

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

2003-02–2004-04

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

Response rate/participation rate

75

Dataset 2
The childrens environment survey 2003: 4 years

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

2003-02–2004-04

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

Response rate/participation rate

70

Dataset 3
The childrens environment survey 2003: 12 years

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated

2003-02–2004-04

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

Response rate/participation rate

68

Contact for questions about the data

Is part of collection at SND

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2013-09-06
Last updated: 2017-06-16