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Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey 1998


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Permanent onderzoek naar de leefsituatie (POLS) 1998
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1998 - 12/1998
Series or system 
Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey (POLS)
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

Conducted continuously since 1997, this survey from Statistics Netherlands collects information on a variety of topics concerning living conditions in the Netherlands. Different modules address topics like health and labor, young people, the environment, law and security, and housing needs.

In 1998, for the basic questionnaire, a sample of 151,680 persons yielded 80,789 respondents.

Absenteeism, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Cancers, Child health care, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Clinical breast exams, Congestion, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Education, Employment, Endocrine disorders, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family size, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, General surgery, Genital prolapse, Gynecology, Headache, Health care access, Health care personnel, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Income, Influenza vaccines, Insulin, Internet, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Limited mobility, Living conditions, Marital status, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Migraine, Military service, Neurological conditions, Neurosurgery, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral conditions, Osteoarthritis, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Pap smears, Pediatrics, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Public social assistance, Rehabilitation, Religion, Rheumatoid arthritis, Screening mammography, Skilled birth attendants, Skin diseases, Stroke, Teachers, Tobacco smoking, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Vision loss, Weight, Working conditions