Area Health Authority (GG en GD) Utrecht
PO Box 2423
3500 GK Utrecht
Tel.: (030) 286 33 25
Ir. M.J.E. Penris & drs. K.L.H.M. Vriends.
Goal of the study:
To monitor health problems of inhabitants of the city of Utrecht.
Type of study:
What percentage of inhabitants of Utrecht uses excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages?
Is there a difference in excessive use of alcohol by sex, age, etnic background, neighborhood and social economic status?
How does the percentage of people using excessive amounts of alcohol compare with percentages found in other parts of the Netherlands, or the other big cities in the Netherlands?
How many inhabitants of Utrecht older than 7 years of age smoke?
Is there a difference in smoking habits by sex, age, ethnic background, neighborhood and social economic status?
How many children 1-7 years old are being exposed to (cigaret/cigar/pipe) smoke (passive smoking)?
Use of drugs:
How many young people in the city of Utrecht use soft drugs?
Is the use of soft drugs by young people in Utrecht increasing or decreasing the last few years?
What kind of soft drugs are being used by young people in Utrecht?
Which groups have a relatively high risk of using soft drugs?
Alcohol: Inhabitants of Utrecht from 12 years up. Smoking habits: Inhabitants of Utrecht older than 7 years of age. Passive smoking: Children 1-18 years of age. Drugs: Inhabitants of Utrecht ages 12-18 years.
Every year 1200 inhabitants of Utrecht receive a questionnaire. Two weeks after the mailing nonresponders receive the questionnaire for the second time. After another two weeks a member of the team approaches nonresponders and asks them whether they need assistance.
Management team of the Area Health Authority Utrecht.
Area Health Authority Utrecht.
De Hartslag van Utrecht. Tabellenboek Gezondheidspeiling 2000. (2000). Utrecht: GG en GD.
Hulsbosch S. (2000). Zin of onzin. Non-response in Utrecht. Utrecht: GG en GD.
The project is part of the health profile of the city of Utrecht. The health profile is meant to bring up information about the health situation in the city of Utrecht.