National environment health survey 2015

SND-ID: EXT 0273

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

Description

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 previously been conducted in 1999 and 2007.

The national environment health survey 2015 was sent to 88,091 randomly selected persons in the hole country. The target population were everyone aged 18-84 living in Sweden during the last five years. More than 37,000 people responded to the questionnaire, which represents a response rate of 42 percent.

The questionnaire contains questions about exposure, annoyance, symptoms and diseases related to environmental factors. SCB completed answered questionnaires with register data.

In most cases, the questions are the same as in previous environmental health surveys (2007 and 1999).

Purpose:

The aim was to chart environmental exposure and environmental illness in the adult population.
Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

All individuals aged between 18-84, who have been resident in Sweden for the last five years.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

Country

Publications

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Dataset
National environment health survey 2015

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-03–2015-06
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

37133

Response rate/participation rate

42

Contact for questions about the data

Is part of collection at SND

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2017-06-16