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Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey 1997


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Permanent onderzoek naar de leefsituatie (POLS) 1997
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1997 - 12/1997
Series or system 
Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey (POLS)
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The 1997 Permanent Quality of Life Survey (POLS) is the first survey in the continuous series. The survey includes 9 modules, each of which targets a different segment of the Dutch population. For the baseline module, a total of 34,439 adults ages 18 and over were successfully interviewed out of a sample of 55,675 people. The Health and Labor module was administered to 10,898 people of all ages, covering health status, use of medical services, and preventive behaviors.