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The survey Health condition and use of health services survey is part of the Istat Multiscopo system started in 1993. It has been repeated in 1999-2000 and 2004-2005. The survey collects data on health status and use of health services of the Italian population.
The topics, in the survey 2012-2013, are health conditions (health status perception, presence of chronic diseases, etc..), the presence of disability, lifestyle (smoking habits, physical activity, etc.)., prevention, use of health services, the use of drugs or non-conventional therapies and the motherhood from pregnancy to breastfeeding.
In order to minimize the seasonal effect of phenomena, very important for the health’s issues, the survey was conducted on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December on the resident population in Italy.
The main survey’s topics are:
- disorders, illnesses or accidents;
- disability and permanent damage;
- medical examinations;
- diagnostic tests;
- health care costs for visits and inspections;
- hospital services;
- day hospital/day surgery;
- health services of rehabilitation;
- home care;
- non-conventional therapies;
- weight, height, diet;
- prevention of women;
- perceived health status;
- chronic or long-term diseases;
- drugs consumption;
- physical activity;
- tobacco consumption;
- opinions on certain services of public utility;
- pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
In order to optimize the time of use of the dataset (exclusively distributed from ISTAT for not member users), UniData offers a service of convertion from ASCII format to the main statistical software format (SPSS, Stata, R or SAS). For detailed information visit the Services for Istat Data page.
Geographical Unit: size community
Analysis Unit: individual, family
Universe: Whole national population
Sample Procedure: About 50.000 families, 120.000 individualas. 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; 1 PDF file with codebook (ita) (5 file)
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Data Use Restriction:
Data are available only for members of UniData. Data are released only for scientific purpose. User agrees not to redistribute data to the third party, even in partial form, and to quote the data source in all publications using the information showed later. Other users will need to directly contact Istat.
Source Contact: Contact Centre
ISTAT. (2013) Multiscopo ISTAT – Health Conditions and Use of Health Services. UniData - Bicocca Data Archive, Milan. Study Number SN128. Data file version 2.0
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