Health on equal terms? - Västra Götaland, 2005

SND-ID: EXT 0185

This study is part of the collection Health on equal terms? - Västra Götaland

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Public Health Agency of Sweden


The survey “Health on equal terms?” is a national survey, conducted every year since 2004.
The Public Health Agency is responsible for the survey and Statistics Sweden (SCB) is responsible for the distribution, collection and registration. During the data collection in 2005, Region Västra Götaland ordered an additional sample for Västra Götaland County.

The additional sample in 2005 included all individuals aged 16-84 years living in Västra Götaland County. A total of 16,281 individuals answered the questionnaire, representing a response rate of 62,4 percent.

The questionnaire consisted a total of 131 questions, covering e.g. issues of health, lifestyle, economic conditions, work and employment, and security and social relations. In addition to data collected through the questionnaire, registry data were also included.


The aim of the national survey was to investigate the health in the population and to show changes in the population's health over time as a follow up of the national health politics. The aim of the additional sample in Västra Götaland County was to investigate t

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Region Västra Götaland

Responsible department/unit

Region Västra Götaland
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-84 years living in Västra Götaland County.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
Probability: Simple random
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Västra Götaland County

Geographic description: Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Health on equal terms, Västra Götaland - 2005

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Time period(s) investigated

2005-03-31 – 2005-06-14

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2005-03-31–2005-06-14
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Contact for questions about the data

Published: 2015-07-02
Last updated: 2017-09-18