In both surveys, health data supplement information related to demographic, cultural and socio-economic profile of the participants.
Self-rated health is an relevant health indicator often used in the international literature. It presents a subjective dimension by providing information about individual’s knowledge and appreciation.
- In ISIS Survey, participants gave assessment about their physical and mental health in 5 categories (from excellent to poor) and were also asked how they feel about their life as a whole (i.e. life satisfaction) using a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 means “very dissatisfied” and 10 means “very satisfied”.
- In RECORD Cohort, respondents gave assessment about their physical and mental health using a scale of 0 to 10 (from very poor to excellent).
In link with health status, some others indicators about mental health are available in RECORD Cohort from information about depressive symptoms and consumption of psychoactive medication.
Lastly, health behaviors are studied from information about health care behaviour, tobacco consumption and food habits.