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Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey 2000


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Permanent onderzoek naar de leefsituatie (POLS) 2000
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2000 - 12/2000
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 2000, for the basic questionnaire, a sample of 63,470 persons yielded 37,482 respondents.

Absenteeism, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antibiotics, Antihypertensive drugs, Asthma, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breastfeeding, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Chronic kidney diseases, Clinical breast exams, Congestion, Corrective lenses, Cough, Dental care, Diabetes, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Education, Employment, Employment benefits, Endocrine disorders, Epilepsy, Family composition, Family size, Fishing, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, General surgery, Genital prolapse, Gynecology, Headache, 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, Live births, Marital status, Medicines, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Migraine, Military service, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Neurosurgery, 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, Surgical procedures, Teachers, Tobacco smoking, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Vision loss, Weight, Working conditions