University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0696
Survey Title Public Opinion Poll on Health, 2009
Depositor Public Opinion Research Division, NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
(Former Name:NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute)
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Summary The questionnaire was administered as mail survey by the NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute in 2009. The purpose was to uncover Japanese health awareness and behavior today, the time Japan is shift toward an information society/disparity society.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Japanese people aged16 years and older across Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of valid responses (rate): 2,662 people (73.9%)
Date of Collection 2009/02/25 – 04/07
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling from the Basic Resident Register 

3,600 people (12 people x 300 locations)
Mode of Data Collection Mail survey
Investigator Public Opinion Research Division, NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
(Former Name: NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute)

Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items Questionnaire items:

1. Important things in life
2. Living attitude
3. View of life
4. Health consciousness (physical)
5. Health consciousness (mental)
6. Physical confidence
7. Attention to health
8. Health information (reason for gathering)
9. Health information (contact frequency)
10. Health information (level of trust)

11. Health information (degree of influence to respond him or herself)
12. Health information (degree of influence in the society)
13. Whether respondent gets health checkups
14. Degree of fatigue
15. Frequency of unhealthy behaviors
16. Means of refreshing
17. Adequacy of leisure
18. Whether respondent has peace of mind
19. Whether respondent feels stressed or irritated
20. Worries and anxieties

21. People to discuss worries
22. Recent condition
23. Metabolic awareness (current body consciousness )
24. Metabolic awareness (weight management in the future)
25. Health-related things respondent cares about
26. Things respondent watches out in diet
27. Food anxieties
28. Things to care about in purchasing food
29. Sleeping hours
30. Degree of satisfaction with sleep

31. Sports played
32. What to do when catching a cold
33. Attitude toward doctors
34. Attitude toward medicine
35. Household medicine
36. Costs for health
37. Feeling of burden for costs for health
38. Welfare enhancement or burden reduction
39. Job problems
40. Illness respondent fears

41. Ideal lifespan
42. Actual lifespan
43. End of life

Face items:
- Degree of satisfaction with life/standard of living/working hours/time spent on housework/whether regularly watched programs are on NHK or commercial TV
- Gender/age group/occupation/size of city/region/marital status/presence of children
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Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.