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FSD celebrated the centenary of Finland's independence in 2017 by publishing a new theme page on the sixth day of each month. On the eve of the Independence Day, 5 December, we published a theme page entitled Life in the 100-year-old Finland, which features data collected in Finland in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These paint a picture of what Finland is like right now and what Finns think about different issues.


Recently published datasets | Other datasets | Data series | Datasets elsewhere

FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on food and nutrition. There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Recently published datasets

DataTypeAvailabilityData in EnglishPublished
FSD3224 University Student Health Survey 2016quantiD available on request2018‑06‑12
FSD3044 Food Diaries of Finns 2013qualiC not available2016‑06‑13
FSD3085 Finnish Youth Survey 2015quantiB available2016‑05‑16
FSD2959 University Student Health Survey 2012quantiD available2015‑01‑13
FSD2953 Culture and Leisure in Finland 2007quantiB available on request2014‑10‑27
FSD2841 Consumer Choices of University of Tampere Students 2011quantiB available on request2014‑01‑03
FSD2729 Finnish Youth Survey 2012quantiB available2012‑05‑25
FSD2727 Human Rights in Development and Food Security in Malawi 2006qualiB partly available2012‑05‑15
FSD2608 University Student Health Survey 2008quantiD available2011‑07‑25
FSD2550 Tampere Health and Social Survey 2008quantiB available2011‑07‑22

Other datasets

FSD2953 Culture and Leisure in Finland 2007
The study charted the culture and leisure time activities of Finnish people, and one section charted the respondents' frequency of dining out and the kinds of restaurants, dishes and drinks they preferred.

FSD2098 Turku Polytechnic Student Health Survey 2000
The health survey of polytechnic students in Turku charted the respondents' health, and factors influencing their health, including their diet and eating habits.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

Finnish Youth Surveys University Student Health Surveys ISSP (International Social Survey Programme)
ESS (European Social Survey) EVS (European Values Study) and WVS (World Values Survey) Development Cooperation Surveys

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on food and nutrition should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world. In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.

» Language Bank of Finland

updated 2017-07-06