As a part of November survey there were few questions related to topical problems of bird flu. Due to international cooperation with CEORG foundation we have got comparative results from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. The citizens of Slovakia are the most worried about the bird flu. A bird flu is considered to be a serious threat by 20 % of Poles and Hungarian, but almost by two fifth of Czech and Slovak citizens.
In December CVVM was interested in a part of its survey, how people spend their free-time. Every respondent could say three ways, how he or she spends free-time. So total number of all answers was 300%. Respondents mostly watch TV in their free-time. Various sport activities were placed on a second of top three. Reading of books was placed on a third place.
More than a third czech citizens are satisfied with the health care system of their country, same part of respondents stated they are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied.
More than a quarter of czech citizens expressed their dissatisfaction with health care system in Czech Republic. 6 % of respondents consider it to be very dissatisfactory. A part of this survey run under international company CEORG, so there are results of similar surveys from Poland, Slowakia and Hungary.
In their free time, once or more a week, 70 % of people read magazines, 49 % listen to musical recordings, 47 % are involved in a hobby, 45 % meet friends, acquaintances or neighbours, 43 % read books, 34 % are engaged in sporting activities or exercise, 27 % attempt to increase their language or professional skills, 23 % set out on trips to the countryside, 21 % visit wine bars, cafes or restaurants.
Czech citizens rate the health care system of their country in a more favourable way than Hungarians, but simultaneously they view it significantly more critically than a year ago. At the present, 34 % of them are satisfied with the health care system in the CZ, on the other hand 36 % feel dissatisfaction with it. Every second person is content with the actual medical care, the share of those dissatisfied represent approximately one fifth of the population above 15 years of age.
The intention of the Ministry of Health to introduce uniform prices for the same medicaments in various pharmacies was agreed with by 76 % and disagreed with by 13 % of citizens. 11 % did not have an opinion. Uniform prices of medicaments were more often supported by people over 60 years of age, citizens with secondary education and the population with a poor standard of living. From the point of view of political preferences, these are predominantly supporters of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia and Czech Social Democrats.
The health care system in their country is rated best by inhabitants of the CZ with 39 % satisfied and 20 % dissatisfied; 39 % is half-satisfied. Poles and mainly Hungarians are significantly more critical towards their health care system. In Poland there are 26% satisfied, 23 % half-satisfied and almost a half of the population are dissatisfied (47 %). However, greatest reservations are communicated by the Hungarian public that mostly rate the health care system negatively (53 %) and only 15 % favourably.
At the end of November and beginning of December last year, 30 % of respondents described their health condition as being good and 49 % as being quite good. A fifth saw it as bad and one percent as very bad. One third (33 %) of respondents said that they regularly looked after their health, about a half (49 %) sometimes and almost one fifth (18 %) not at all. As disclosed by respondents, they care for their health more often by doing sports, furthermore by staying in the countryside – going for walks and trips, and observing rules of a correct regime of living, or more precisely healthy diet.