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United Kingdom Health and Lifestyle Survey 1991-1992 - UK Data Service


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Health and Lifestyle Survey (HALS2): Seven-Year Follow-Up, 1991-1992
England, Scotland, Wales
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1991 - 10/1992
Series or system 
United Kingdom - Great Britain Health and Lifestyle Survey
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal

The Great Britain Health and Lifestyle Survey (HALS) was conducted to assess self-reported health, measured health, cognitive function, psychological wellbeing, and lifestyle of adults in all areas of Great Britain. The principal aim of the 1991-1992 survey, the second wave, was to examine the changes in health and circumstance of the surviving respondents.

HALS2 obtained 5,352 face-to-face interviews and 3,871 self-completed questionnaires from the remaining population sampled in HALS1. A total of 4,483 people received a home visit from a nurse to measure height, weight, blood pressure, respiratory function, and salivary cotinine. The nurse also carried out simple cognitive function tests.

The survey covered sociodemographic background, dietary habits, exercise and leisure, alcohol consumption, smoking, and beliefs and attitudes about disease and health.