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Belgium Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe, Wave 1 2004-2005


General Info
Belgium (BEL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2004 - 12/2005
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) is a multi-country longitudinal study of aging in Europe. The first round took place primarily between February and October 2004, with some data collection in Greece, France, and Belgium through July 2005, and data collection in Israel from October 2005 to July 2006. Wave 1 included a main questionnaire that included 20 modules on health status and behaviors, self-reported height and weight, mental health, economic status, and social support. Data were collected through face-to-face, computer-aided personal interviews, and a self-administered paper and pencil questionnaire.

Further information on SHARE survey methodology and usage is available on the SHARE website.

Aged adults, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Asthma, Biopsy, Bladder cancer, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breathing difficulty, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Cataracts, Cervix uteri cancer, Colon and rectum cancers, Colonoscopy, Corpus uteri cancer, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Diabetes, Disability, Edema, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Eye examinations, Falls, Family composition, Family size, Health care access, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Height, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Income, Incontinence, Influenza vaccines, Kidney and other urinary organ cancers, Larynx cancer, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Literacy, Liver cancer, Loans, Marital status, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Mouth cancer, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Nursing homes, Oesophagus cancer, Osteoporosis, Ovary cancer, Pain, Pancreas cancer, Parental survival, Parkinson's disease, Peptic ulcer disease, Personal health expenditures, Pharynx cancers, Physical activity, Prostate cancer, Prostheses and implants, Public social assistance, Religion, Screening mammography, Skin cancers, Sleep, Stomach cancer, Stroke, Symptoms, Telephones, Testicular cancer, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Training programs, Transportation, Vision loss, Weight