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United Kingdom Health Survey for England 2008-2009 - HSCIC

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General Info
Geography 
England
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/2008 - 04/2009
Data type
Survey:
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
Summary 

The Health Survey for England (HSE) 2008 was the eighteenth in the series of annual surveys conducted in private households since 1994. The primary focus of the 2008 survey was physical activity and fitness. 

The questionnaire included modules on general health, alcohol consumption, smoking, and fruit and vegetable consumption, as well as questions about physical activity. The survey also provided the following objective measures of health: blood pressure, anthropometric measurements, and analysis of saliva and non-fasting blood samples. In a subsample of households, up to two participants were selected and asked to wear an accelerometer for a week.

Out of a core sample of 16,056 households and a boost sample of 19,404 children, a total of 15,102 adults and 7,521 children were interviewed. Nurse visits were conducted among 10,740 adults and 2,464 children to collect measurements and ask additional questions.

Keywords 
Alcohol use, Analgesics, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Asthma, Birth weight, Blood disorders, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Child anthropometry, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic respiratory diseases, Claudication, Conduction disorders and other dysrhythmias, DTP vaccines, Diabetes, Diet, Dietary supplements, Digestive diseases, Disability, Drug consumption, EQ-5D, Family composition, Family size, Fish, Folic acid supplements, Fruits and vegetables, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Health status, Height, Hib vaccines, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Immunization, Income, Infectious diseases, Injuries, Insulin, Iron deficiency, Ischemic heart disease, Leisure activities, MMR vaccines, Marital status, Measles vaccines, Medical tests, Medicines, Meningococcal vaccines, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health symptoms, Mumps vaccines, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Obesity, Occupations, Pain, Physical activity, Pneumococcal vaccines, Polio vaccines, Pregnancy, Prescriptions, Processed foods, Public social assistance, Rubella vaccines, Sense organ diseases, Skin diseases, Stroke, Tobacco use, Transplants, Transportation, Urinary diseases, Urine tests, Vaccination cards, Weight, Aged adults, Alcohol use disorders, Assets, Education, Emergency care, Employment, Employment benefits, Environmental tobacco smoke, Ethnicity, Fatigue, Fruits, Health behaviors, Health care access, Health facilities, Health promotion, Hearing loss, Home care, Hospitals, Incontinence, Influenza vaccines, Legumes, Limited mobility, Mass media, Maternal conditions, Outpatient facilities, Personal caregivers, Preterm birth, Private social assistance, Religion, School enrollment, Symptoms, Varicella, Vegetables, Vision loss
Citation
Suggested citation 
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen). United Kingdom Health Survey for England 2008-2009 - HSCIC.