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Title: Health Survey for England, 2001      
dateReleased:
02-28-2012
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/4628
ID:
hdl:1902.5/4628
description:
The Health Survey for England (HSE) is part of a wider programme of surveys commissioned by the Department of Health, and is designed to monitor trends in the nation's health. The aims of the HSE series are: to provide annual data about the nation’s health to estimate the proportion of people in England with specified health conditions to estimate the prevalence of certain risk factors associated with these conditions to examine differences between populatio n subgroups in their likelihood of having specific conditions or risk factors to assess the frequency with which particular combinations of risk factors are found, and which groups these combinations most commonly occur to monitor progress towards selected health targets since 1995, to measure the height of children at different ages, replacing the National Study of Health and Growth since 1995, monitor the prevalence of overweight and obesity in childrenThe survey focuses on different health issues each year, although a n umber of core questions are included every year. Topics are revisited at appropriate intervals in order to monitor change: in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2006, the survey focused on cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors in 1995 and 1996, the major focus of the survey was atopic disease (including asthma and eczema), accidents and disability in 1997 the survey report focused on the health of young people aged 2-24 years, and combined data (in report format only) from the 1995-1997 surveys in 1999 and again in 2004, the focus was on the health of minority ethnic groups. The boost sample was designed solely to yield additional interviews with members of the most populous minority ethnic groups: Black Caribbean, Black African (covered in 2004 only), Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese and Irish in 2000 and 2005, the survey focused on the health of older people; the HSE 2000 included a sample of care home residents, whereas HSE 2005 included a boost sample of people aged 65 and over resident in private households the 2001 survey included for the first time questions on fruit and vegetable consumption the 2002 survey focused on children, young people and maternal health, and included a boost sample of young people aged 0 to 24 years and mothers of infants aged un der one year the 2007 survey focused on knowledge and attitudes towards key aspects of lifestyle, and monitoring any impact from the 2007 smokefree legislation the 2008 survey primary focus was physical activity and fitness the 2009 survey focused on long-term health conditions and self-assessed general health. In addition it looked at the effectiveness and use of personal care plansFurther information about the HSE may be found on the Department of Health , the Information Centre for Health and Social Care and National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) Health Survey for England web pages. The, Health Survey for England, 2002: Teaching Dataset, based on 60 variables and the general population sample for HSE 2002, has been prepared by ESDS Government, and is held at the Archive under SN 5033.
description:
National Centre for Social Research; University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 2012, "Health Survey for England, 2001"
name:
National Centre for Social Research
University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997