The BlueHealth International Survey was a deliverable of the Horizon 2020 BlueHealth project. It addressed the lack of coordinated and harmonised data across countries on people’s recreational visits to natural environments, in particular blue spaces (i.e. natural environments where water is a salient feature), and their effects on people’s physical and psychological health.
The data was collected from nationally representative samples of adults from 11 European countries across the course of the years 2017-2018 by the market research company, YouGov. Along with the survey data, geographical exposures are supplied (e.g. land cover classes, air pollution) which were appended to the participant's given residence. Residential addresses have been removed from this dataset. Filtering variables and summary variables are also provided.
The survey consists of the following modules of questions: subjective well-being items, items concerning frequencies of visits to natural environments, natural environment perceptions, recent bluespace visit characteristics, an experimental module on water quality, health and well-being items, and demographic items. To obtain a free account please register with the UKDA.
- Single study
- Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom
- BlueHealth International Survey Dataset, 2017-2018
- Single study