The childrens environment survey 2011

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

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 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.

The questions focused on the children’s exposure to environmental factors and on their self-rated symptoms, health, and levels of disturbance by various environmental factors. Statistics Sweden supplemented the data from the survey with demographic data from various central registers including gender, age, place of residence, country 24 of birth, and parents’ educational level etc. Nearly 71 400 children were randomly selected within each county. Approximately 36 000 people responded to the survey, representing a response rate of over 50 percent.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0272

Purpose:

The aim was to chart how environmental factors like air pollution, noise and indoor environment effects the health of children and adolescents.

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 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.

The questions focused on the children’s exposure to environmental factors and on their self-rated symptoms, health, and levels of disturbance by various environmental factors. Statistics Sweden supplemented the data from the survey with demographic data from various central registers including gender, age, place of residence, country 24 of birth, and parents’ educational level etc. Nearly 71 400 children were randomly selected within each county. Approximately 36 000 people responded to the survey, representing a response rate of over 50 percent.

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Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Children aged 8 months, 4 years and 12 years, registered in Sweden and having at least one guardians that has been publicly registered in Sweden for at least 5 years..

Sampling procedure:

Probability

Contact person for questions about the data:

Antonios Georgelis

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Dataset EXT 0272-001

The childrens environment survey 2011: 8 months

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-03 — 2011-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

8690

Response rate/participation rate:

55 %

Dataset EXT 0272-002

The childrens environment survey 2011: 4 years

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-03 — 2011-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

12900

Response rate/participation rate:

53 %

Dataset EXT 0272-003

The childrens environment survey 2011: 12 years

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-03 — 2011-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

14531

Response rate/participation rate:

46 %