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Netherlands Permanent Quality of Life Survey 2007


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Permanent onderzoek naar de leefsituatie (POLS) 2007
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2007 - 12/2007
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 2007, for the basic questionnaire, a sample of 13,660 persons yielded 9118 respondents.

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, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, Eczema, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Family composition, Family size, General surgery, Gynecology, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health insurance, Health status, Hearing aids, Hearing loss, Heart disease, Height, Hospitals, Hours worked, Housing conditions, Hypertension, 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, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Neurosurgery, Obesity, 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, Rehabilitation, Religion, Screening mammography, Skilled birth attendants, Skin cancers, Surgical procedures, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional medicine, Training programs, Urinary diseases, Vision loss, Vomiting, Weight, Working conditions, Dermatitis