Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of daily life (2015)



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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 (films, concerts, performances, exhibition, reading books, etc.)
  • 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
  • trust in people and institutions
  • education
  • daily commuting
  • leisure time
  • domestic accidents
  • physical activity and sports
  • family life and friendship
  • working conditions
  • use of the justice system
  • characteristics of the house and the area
  • possession of home appliances and means of transport
  • possession of IT equipment
  • access to Internet
  • household economic situation

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Topic Classification:

  • ECONOMICS - consumption/consumer behaviour
  • EDUCATION - life-long/continuing education
  • HEALTH - accidents and injuries
  • 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
  • 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
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - social behaviour and attitudes
  • SOCIETY AND CULTURE - time use
  • Nations: Italy

    Geographical Unit: region

    Analysis Unit: individual, family

    Universe: whole Italian population

    Sample Procedure: 19.158 families, 45.204 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

    Collection Size: UniData supplies: 1 datasets in SPSS (members only) or CSV (other users) format; 1 questionnaire in PDF format (ita); 1 PDF file with methodological notes and 1 codebook in PDF format (ita) (4 file)


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    1. Decataldo, A. & Fiore, B. (2017). “School Served Meals” versus “Eating at home”: a sociological study on the psyco-physical conditions of Italian students in primary school In Marcianetti, J., Castelli, L., Crescentini, A. (Ed.). Well-Being in Education System (pp. 338-341), Firenze, Italia: Hogrefe
    2. Decataldo, A. & Fiore, B. (2018). Is Eating in the School Canteen Better to Fight Weight Gain? A Sociological Observational Study on Nutrition in Italian Children, Children and Youth Services Review, 94, 246-256, doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.10.002
    3. Facchini, C. (2015). Anziani e alimentazione: uno sguardo d’assieme. I luoghi della cura, 4, 27-31
    4. Facchini, C. (2016). Vivere con la malattia e la disabilità. Anziani, differenze sociali e di genere, tipologie familiari. Salute e società, 1, 70-85
    5. Gambaro, M. (2017). Per un’analisi economica della domanda di beni culturali, Rapporto Fedelculture – Impresa Cultura, Roma, Italia: Gangemi Editore
    6. Nicolussi, F. & Cazzaro, M. (2017). Study of context-specific independencies through Chain Stratified Graph Models for categorical variables, Proceedings of the 20th CLADAG international conference
    7. Nicolussi, F. & Cazzaro, M. (2018). Investigation on life satisfaction through (Strati ed) Chain Regression Graph Models. Proceedings of the SMTDA international conference
    8. Nicolussi, F. & Cazzaro, M. (2019). Context-Specific independencies embedded in Chain Graph Models of type I In Greselin, F., Deldossi, L., Bagnato, L., Vichi, M. (Ed.). Statistical learning of complex data (pp. 173-182), Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland AG

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    Istat. (2015) Multiscopo ISTAT – Aspects of daily life. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN167. Data file version 1.0

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