Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of Daily Life (2012)



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2.0 - 2013/09/18
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1.0 - 2013/07/29
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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:

  • Physical activity and sport;
  • Food habits;
  • The organization of daily movements;
  • The use of and the degree of satisfaction with social welfare services and health care;
  • Leisure time;
  • Environmental issue;
  • Family life and relations of friendship;
  • The characteristics of the household and the characteristics of the area where you live;
  • Health conditions;
  • Social and political participation;
  • The use of new technologies;
  • The use of the major utilities and the degree of satisfaction with them.

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • ECONOMICS - economic conditions and indicators
  • HEALTH - childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • 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
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - information technology
  • SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS - family life and marriage
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - cultural activities and participation
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - leisure, tourism and sport
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: size community

    Analysis Unit: individual, family

    Universe: whole italian population

    Sample Procedure: about 46.000 individuals and 20.000 families. Two-stage stratified random sample

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

    Collection Mode: face to face interview, self-administered questionnaire

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 2 datasets in SPSS format (file ISTAT A: regional code and geographic division; file ISTAT B: geographic division and municipality width); 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 PDF file with methodological notes and 1 codebook in PDF format (ita) (5 file)


    Methodological Notes (pdf):
    Codebook (pdf):
    DDI Documentation:
    DDI Documentation

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    Source Contact: Contact Centre

    ISTAT. (2012) Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of Daily Life. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN120. Data file release 2.0

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