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Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey 2003


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Permanent onderzoek naar de leefsituatie (POLS) 2003
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2003 - 12/2003
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 2003, for the basic questionnaire, a sample of 40,688 persons yielded 25,163 respondents.

Absenteeism, Alcohol use, Analgesics, Antibiotics, Assets, Asthma, Back pain, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Catheters, Child health care, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Congenital anomalies, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Eczema, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Family composition, Family size, General surgery, 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, Incontinence, Influenza vaccines, Insulin, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Leisure activities, Length of stay, Leukemia, Limited mobility, Live births, Marital status, Mass media, Medicines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Micronutrient supplements, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Neurosurgery, Obesity, Occupational injuries, Occupations, Oral conditions, Otitis media, Outpatient facilities, Pain, Pap smears, Pediatrics, Peptic ulcer disease, Physical activity, Physical therapy, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Prostate cancer, Psoriasis, Public social assistance, Rehabilitation, Religion, Screening mammography, Skilled birth attendants, Skin cancers, Surgical procedures, Teachers, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Urinary diseases, Vision loss, Vomiting, Weight, Working conditions, Dermatitis