How is obesity perpetuated or resisted in different contexts?
Single Wave Study
How is obesity perpetuated or resisted in different contexts?
This study examines risk factors for obesity: besides individual aspects, social and environmental factors are looked into. By investigating which factors encourage being 'non-obese’, the study aims to discover means by which obesity can be avoided.
Single Wave Study
Swan, Emily, Koelen, Maria, Bouwman, Laura, Aarts, Noelle
© 2014 CentERdata
Datasets and documentation
|Number of household member encrypted
|Year and month of the field work
|Do you have the feeling that you don’t really care about what goes on around you?
|Has it happened in the past that you were surprised by the behavior of people whom you thought you knew well?
|Has it happened that people whom you counted on, disappointed you?
|In your life so far, have you had...
|Do you have the feeling that you are being treated unfairly?
|Do you have the feeling that you are in an unfamiliar situation and don’t know what to do?
|Your daily activities are...
|Do you have contradictory thoughts and feelings?
|Do you have feelings that you wish you didn’t have?
|How often do you have the feeling that you are unable to cope well with certain situations?
|Generally speaking, when something happens to you, do you think that
|How often do you have the feeling that your daily life amounts to very little?
|How often do you have feelings that you’re not sure you can keep under control?
|Full-fat milk is a better source of calcium than semi-skimmed milk.
|By removing the skin of a chicken, the chicken becomes less fat.
|When you eat more bread, you gain more protein.
|Every type of fat is bad for your health.
|Consuming a lot of salt can raise your blood pressure.
|Not more than one-third of the daily calorie intake should consist of fat.
|White bread contains more nutritional fiber than whole-wheat bread.
|Pulses are a good source of protein.
|Cholesterol is only found in animal products.
|When I have eaten enough, I stop eating.
|I deliberately eat small portions to avoid gaining weight.
|If I happen to eat more than usual on a certain day, then I compensate for that by eating less on another day.
|If I happen to eat more than usual during a meal, then I compensate for that by eating less during the next meal.
|I deliberately restrain myself during a meal to avoid gaining weight.
|I closely watch for any changes in my figure.
|I prefer to eat light-products that don’t make you fat.
|How concerned are you with what you eat?
|How often do you deliberately eat less than you actually want to?
|I am satisfied with my current weight.
|I consider myself to be slim.
|So far I have never had to make an effort to not gain weight.
|While watching television
|When you feel bored or restless
|During festive holidays
|When you are tense or upset on account of your job
|When eating at a friend’s house in the evening
|When you cook for other people
|When you eat in a restaurant on your own
|If you are angry or annoyed
|If you feel very hungry
|If you are sad
|When you want to relax by having good food
|If you have many fatty food items at home
|When you want to celebrate something with others
|When someone offers you something fatty to eat
|When you really feel like having your favorite food which contains a lot of fat
|When you have visitors
|When you eat out with people who order fatty dishes
|At parties where many fatty snacks are served
|During sports and leisure time events where fatty fast-food is available
|When you have little time and need to eat quickly
|When you are upset because of issues within your direct or extended family
|If you want to have more variation in your eating habits
|If you need to prepare your own meals
|When others bring or serve fatty food
|When you see tasty fatty food items in the supermarket
|Whatever I do, I will probably fall sick anyhow.
|When I am sick, it depends on me how quickly I will recover.
|My good health is largely a matter of natural disposition or good fortune.
|When I recover from an illness, I owe this largely to my doctor.
|If I don’t feel good, I need to consult a doctor.
|By taking good care of myself I can prevent falling sick.
|Regarding my health, I can only do what the doctor tells me to do.
|When I fall sick then I only have myself to blame.
|Doctors have a lot of influence on whether I remain healthy or not.
|How quickly I recover from an illness is largely determined by chance.
|My health is primarily determined by what I do personally.
|Most of the things that make me fall sick are a matter of chance.
|Doctors determine my health.
|I am in control of my health.
|To prevent sickness it is good to consult a doctor regularly.
|Whether I remain healthy is a matter of chance events.
|It mainly depends on me how quickly I recover from an illness.
|When I fall sick then that’s how it is, there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
|They are encouraged to not eat unhealthy food (cake, cookies, french fries) when they are tempted to.
|People talk to them about healthy food.
|They are asked how their healthy eating is coming along.
|They are reminded not to eat unhealthy food.
|They are given compliments about positive changes in their eating habits.
|Comments are made whenever they do eat unhealthy food.
|People refuse to eat healthy food with them.
|People eat food with a lot of fat, salt or sugar in front of them.
|People bring along the kind of food that they are trying to stay away from.
|People react with annoyance when someone encourages them to eat healthy food.
|They are offered the kind of food that they are trying to stay away from.
|People in my neighborhood are willing to help their neighbors.
|This is a closely-knit neighborhood.
|It is easy to make friends in my neighborhood.
|People in this neighborhood can be trusted.
|People in this neighborhood don’t get along well.
|People in this neighborhood don’t share the same values.
|People in the neighborhood would say or do something if a child is impolite to an adult or another child.
|People in the neighborhood would say or do something if a child were to break something or damage someone’s property.
|People in the neighborhood would say or do something if a fight were to break out in front of their door.
|there are places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
|I have access to fresh fruits and vegetables of good quality in the supermarket or on the market.
|I can buy affordable fruits and vegetables.
|there are enough places where food of good quality can be bought.
|I have the option of buying food of good quality in the supermarket.
|I can buy affordable food of good quality.
|there are places to buy low-fat products (lean meat, low-fat types of cheese).
|I have the option of buying low-fat items in the supermarket or on the market.
|I can buy affordable low-fat products.
|there are places (e.g. cafés and restaurants) where I can have a healthy meal.
|Are you pregnant, at present?
|Are you undergoing treatment for an eating disorder, at present?
|Do you have a medical condition that requires you to follow a special diet?
|Do you suffer from a medical condition or illness that can cause weight gain or loss unintentionally? (For example cancer, a metabolic disorder, thyroid disorder)
|Do you currently use any medication? This only concerns prescription medication.
|Was it difficult to answer the questions?
|Were the questions sufficiently clear?
|Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?
|Was it an interesting subject?
|Did you enjoy answering the questions?
|Starting date questionnaire
|Starting time questionnaire
|End date questionnaire
|End time questionnaire
|duration of questionnaire in seconds
Response OverviewSelected number of household members: 1001 (100.0%)
Non-response: 55 (5.5%)
Response: 946 (94.5%)
Complete: 944 (94.3%)
Incomplete: 2 (0.2%)
07-01-2013 to 29-01-2013
Panel members aged 18 years and older, who had either measured their weight between August to November 2012 in the ‘Weighing’ project or who were part of the new recruitment group (recruitment during December 2012/January 2013) for that project.
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.