Health on equal terms? - Västra Götaland, 2006

SND-ID: EXT 0186

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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 2006, Region Västra Götaland ordered an additional sample for Västra Götaland County.

The additional sample in 2006 included all individuals aged 16-84 years living in Västra Götaland County. A total of 21,075 individuals answered the questionnaire, representing a response rate of 59,1 percent.

The questionnaire was printed in two versions. Addition to the national public health questionnaire, a similar questionnaire was conducted including the EQ-5D instrument. The questionnaire with the EQ-5D instrument was sent to the additional sample in Västra Götaland County. The national questionnaire consisted a total of 134 questions and the questionnaire including the EQ-5D instrument consisted a total of 136 questions. Both questionnaires covered issues of health, lifestyle, economic conditions, work and employment, and security

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

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 description: Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)


Wadman Cecilia, Boström Gunnel, Karlsson Ann-Sofie (2008). Health On Equal Terms? Results from the 2006 Swedish National Public Health Survey. Statens folkhälsoinstitut.

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Health on equal terms, Västra Götaland - 2006

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Time period(s) investigated

2006-03-27 – 2006-06-19

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006-03-27–2006-06-19
  • 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