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Continuous health survey

Institution/
contact address:

Area Health Authority (GG en GD) Utrecht
PO Box 2423

3500 GK Utrecht

Tel.: (030) 286 33 25

Contactperson/
researcher(s):

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:

Survey.

Research
questions:

Alcohol use:

Tobacco use:

Use of drugs:

Population
studied:

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.

Design and
instruments:

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.

Startdate:

January 1995.

Duration:

Continuous.

Initiative:

Management team of the Area Health Authority Utrecht.

Funding:

Area Health Authority Utrecht.

Reporting:

Reports.

References:

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.

Comments:

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.