Health on equal terms? - Västra Götaland, 2009

SND-ID: EXT 0189

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 2009, the City of Gothenburg ordered an additional sample for Gothenburg.

The additional sample in 2009 included all individuals aged 16-84 years living in Gothenburg. The questionnaire were answered by 2,098 individuals from the sample in Gothenburg, representing a response rate of 50 percent.

Including the national sample produced by Statistics Sweden (SCB), a total of 3,332 individuals participated from Västra Götaland County.

The questionnaire consisted a total of 135 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 questionnaires, 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

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

City of Gothenburg

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


All individuals aged 16-84 years and living in Gothenburg.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
Probability: Simple random
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Gothenburg

Lowest geographic unit


Health on equal terms, Västra Götaland - 2009

Associated documentation

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Time period(s) investigated

2009-03-17 – 2009-06-23

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-03-17–2009-06-23
  • 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: 2017-03-29