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
26 May 2012, PDF |
60 pages |
Viet AL, van Gils HWV, de Melker H, Elvers LH, Seidell JC, van den Berg J, van Veldhuizen H
RIVM Report 266807003
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.