Aspects of daily life (2017)



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1.0 - 2019-11-29
* First import routine of the study



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Data Kind:
individual data

Time Dimensions:
longitudinal (trend repeated cross-section)

Series Name:
AVQ - Aspects of Daily Life

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The survey Aspects of Daily Life, which is part of an integrated system of social surveys – Multiscopo ISTAT – reveals the basic information relating to the daily lives of individuals and families. Since 1993, the survey is conducted annually and the information gathered provides insight into the habits of citizens and the problems they face every day.

The main topics of the survey are:

  • eating habits
  • smoking habits (electronic cigarettes too)
  • health conditions
  • mass-media use
  • PC and Internet use, IT skills
  • cell phone use
  • cultural consumption (cinema, theatre, books)
  • religious, political, and social participation
  • use of public services and public utility services and degree of satisfaction
  • use of health services and degree of satisfaction
  • environmental issues
  • safety
  • general satisfaction, trust in people and institutions
  • relationship with local territory
  • daily commuting
  • leisure time
  • domestic accidents
  • physical activity and sports
  • relationship with friends, family and neighbourhood
  • working conditions
  • electricity and gas consumption
  • characteristics of the house and the area
  • private services to households
  • accessibility to the area services
  • possession of home appliances and means of transport
  • possession of books and of IT equipment, Internet connection
  • household economic situation

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • EDUCATION - life-long/continuing education
  • HEALTH - accidents and injuries
  • HEALTH - drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • HEALTH - general health
  • HEALTH - health care and medical treatment
  • HEALTH - nutrition
  • HEALTH - physical fitness and exercise
  • HEALTH - specific diseases and medical conditions
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION - information society
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - environmental degradation/pollution and protection
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT - natural resources and energy
  • SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS - family life and marriage
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - cultural activities and participation
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - leisure, tourism and sport
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social behaviour and attitudes
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - time use
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: region

    Analysis Unit: individual, family

    Universe: residents in Italy

    Sample Procedure: 20,952 families; 48,855 individuals. Two-stage stratified random sample.

    Weight: Weight used. Please read the documentation for any details

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, self-administered questionnaire, web-based self-administered questionnaire (CAWI)

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 dataset in SPSS format (available to members only) o CSV (for other users); 1 PDF format file of questionnaire (ita); 1 PDF format file of methodological notes (ita) e 1 PDF format file of codebook (ita) (4 file)


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    Codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
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    Istat. (2017) Aspects of daily life. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN208. Data file version 1.0

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