RIVM logo, National Institute for Public Healthe and the Enviroment. Minsty of Health, Welfare and Sport

Risk Factors and Health in the Netherlands, a Survey by Municipal Health Centres; annual report 1998

Risicofactoren En GezondheidsEvaluatie Nederlandse Bevolking, een Onderzoek Op GGD'en; Jaarverslag 1998

Synopsis

The RIVM carries out population based health surveys in cooperation with CBS and Municipal Health Centres. The main aim of the project is to monitor risk factors or determinants of chronic and infectious diseases in the general population. Random sampling by the CBS led to home interviews by trained interviewers of individuals from the age of 0 who are willing to cooperate in the survey. At the end the participant were asked for permission to be approached for an additional health examination. Of the participants in the survey 55,5% agreed to participate in the additional health examination. Of the people interviewed, 30,5 % visited the municipal health centre. The participants undergoing the physical examination were representative of the Dutch population. There were no major differences with respect to many background- and health-related variables between participant interviewed at home and those taking the physical examination.
 

Home / Documents and publications / Risk Factors and Health in the Netherlands, a Survey by Municipal Health Centres; annual report 1998

RIVM Committed to health and sustainability
Menu