Lifestyle surveillance is part of the public health surveillance in municipalities. Every 4 years children (5, 7 and 9 graders) and adults (18+) participate in a lifestyle survey. Surveys are simultaneously organized and carried out by the municipal public health bureaus and coordinated by the Institute of Hygiene.
43 lifestyle indicators are measured (23 for adults and 20 for children). Survey questionnaires are prepared by the Institute of Hygiene and consist of questions about nutrition, physical activity, psychoactive substance use (alcohol, smoking, e-cigarettes, drugs), life quality, selfperceived health, social economic status, etc.