FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on health.

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 Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing 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, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

Data related to the COVID-19 pandemic
Are you looking for datasets or variables concerning the coronavirus or pandemics? They are listed on our separate COVID-19 page.

FSD3313 Finnish Drinking Habits Survey: Drinking Occasions 2016
This dataset charted Finnish consumption of alcoholic beverages in terms of individual drinking occasions.

FSD3061 Maternity Care in Rural China 2008 - 2009
This study examined the effects of three maternity service practices in the countryside of China.

FSD2418 Reproductive Health in St. Petersburg: Women 2004
The survey charted, among others, dating and sexual behaviour, pregnancy and children, and health and use of health services.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on health should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) 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 (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.