National Environmental Health Survey 1999

SND-ID: EXT 0065

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


The 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 study has also been conducted in 2007 and 2015.

National Environmental Health Survey 1999 was sent to 15,750 randomly selected persons nationwide. The target population was all in the ages of 19-81 years who resided in Sweden for the past five years. To allow comparison between the counties, a random sample of 750 people from each of the 21 counties were performed.

The questionnaires were prepared, distributed and read mechanically by Survey feature at Statistics Sweden (SCB) in Örebro. Three reminders were sent out, a thank you and reminder cards to all and two reminders with new questionnaire to those who have not responded. A fourth reminder was sent to those who belong to groups that after three reminders had relatively low response rate.

The questionnaire consisted of 71 questions about housing, difficult experiences, health status, smoking and dietary habits, work and

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Method and time period

Unit of analysis


All individuals aged between 18-80, who have been resident in Sweden for the last five years.

Time Method

Sampling procedure


Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

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Access to data via

National Environmental Health Survey 1999

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Time period(s) investigated


Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-03–1999-08
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group

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Response rate/participation rate


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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2013-09-06
Last updated: 2017-06-15