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|Title:||Health Survey for England, 2007|
|Series:||Health Survey for England [Health Survey for England, 1991-]|
|Depositor:||National Centre for Social Research|
National Centre for Social Research
University College London. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Information Centre for Health and Social Care
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Health Survey for England (HSE) series is designed to monitor trends in the nation's health. The study provides regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources on a range of aspects concerning the public's health and many of the factors that affect health. The aims of the series are:
|The HSE 2007 was designed to provide data at both national and regional level about the population living in private households in England. The sample comprised two components; the core (general population) sample and a boost sample of children aged 2-15. The core sample was designed to be representative of the population living in private households in England and should be used for analyses at the national level.
For the HSE core sample, all adults aged 16 years or older at each household were selected for the interview (up to a maximum of ten adults). However, a limit of two was placed on the number of interviews carried out with children aged 0-15. For households with three or more children, interviewers selected two children at random. At boost addresses interviewers screened for households containing at least one child aged 2-15 years. For households which included eligible children, up to two were selected by the interviewer for inclusion in the survey. Interviewing was conducted throughout the year to take account of seasonal differences.
For the second edition (April 2010), three new children's Body Mass Index (BMI) variables have been added to the individual data file (bmicat1, bmicat2, bmicat3). The original variables (bmicut1, bmicut2, bmicut3) are unreliable and should not be used. Further information is available in the documentation and on the Information Centre for Health and Social Care Health Survey for England web page.
For adult respondents, the HSE 2007 focused on knowledge, attitudes and behaviour on key aspects of lifestyle - smoking, drinking, eating and physical activity. Both adults and children were asked about their views on what constitutes healthy behaviour, their knowledge of government recommendations and the factors that may encourage or discourage healthy behaviour.
A secondary focus was the impact of the smokefree legislation. The 2007 survey allowed an initial examination of the effect of the legislation by looking at adults' and children's smoking behaviour and their exposure to other people's smoke, pre and post 1 July 2007 (the date the legislation came into effect). As well as questions being asked, saliva samples were taken and tested for cotinine, an indicator of recent nicotine exposure.
Questionnaire interviews were followed by a nurse visit, both using computer assisted interviewing (CAPI) and self completion booklets. Parents of children aged 0-12 years were asked about their children, with the child interview including questions on physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption. Children aged 13-15 were interviewed themselves.
|Time period:||January 2007 - December 2007|
|Dates of fieldwork:||January 2007 - April 2008|
Government Office Regions
Health Authorities (England)
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults (aged 16 and over) and children (aged 0-15 years) in the general population, living in private households in England during 2007. A boost sample of children aged 2-15 was also included.
Repeated cross-sectional study
The survey is conducted annually.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||14,386 cases (individual file), 24,910 cases (household file).|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
|Weighting:||Several types of weighting variable have been used. See User Guide for details.|
|ALCOHOLIC DRINKS||ANTHROPOMETRIC DATA||ANXIETY|
|ATTITUDES||BACTERIAL AND VIRUS DISEASES||BEDROOMS|
|CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES||CHILD BEHAVIOUR||CHILD CARE|
|CHILD NUTRITION||CHILD PSYCHOLOGY||CHILDREN|
|CHRONIC ILLNESS||CLINICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS||CLUBS|
|CYCLING||DAIRY PRODUCTS||DAY CENTRES|
|DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DENTAL CARE||DIABETES|
|DIET AND NUTRITION||DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISORDERS||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|EDIBLE FATS||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT|
|EMOTIONAL STATES||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH ACT 2006||HEALTH ADVICE|
|HEALTH CONSULTATIONS||HEALTH PROFESSIONALS||HEALTH SERVICES|
|HEALTH||HEARING IMPAIRMENTS||HEART DISEASES|
|HEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)||HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES||HOSPITALIZATION|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLD INCOME||HOUSEHOLDS|
|HOUSEWORK||HOUSING BENEFITS||HOUSING TENURE|
|HUMAN SETTLEMENT||ILL HEALTH||INCOME|
|INJURIES||INVESTMENT RETURN||JOB HUNTING|
|LANDLORDS||LEGUMES||LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES|
|MARITAL STATUS||MEAT||MEDICAL CARE|
|MEDICAL DIETS||MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS||MEDICINAL DRUGS|
|MENTAL DISORDERS||MENTAL HEALTH||MILK|
|MOTHERS||MOTOR PROCESSES||MOTOR VEHICLES|
|MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM||NATIONAL BACKGROUND||NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES|
|NURSES||OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS||OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS|
|PAIN||PASSIVE SMOKING||PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES|
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES||PHYSICAL MOBILITY||PHYSICIANS|
|PREGNANCY||PREMATURE BIRTHS||PRESERVED FOODS|
|PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS||QUALIFICATIONS||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY||RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES||REST|
|SELF-ESTEEM||SKIN DISEASES||SMOKING CESSATION|
|SMOKING RESTRICTIONS||SMOKING||SOCIAL CLASS|
|SOCIAL NETWORKS||SOCIAL PARTICIPATION||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS|
|SOCIAL SUPPORT||SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||SPORT|
|STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS||STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)||SUPERVISORY STATUS|
|SURGERY||TAX RELIEF||TIED HOUSING|
|TOBACCO||UNDERAGE DRINKING||UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION|
|VASCULAR DISEASES||VEGETABLES||VISION IMPAIRMENTS|
|WEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)||YOUTH CLUBS||YOUTH|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||26 February 2009|
|Latest edition:||27 April 2010 (2nd Edition)|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Lists of Variables and Derived Variables||6112datadocs.pdf||809|
|Questionnaires, Showcards, Coding Frames and Consent Booklet||6112interviewingdocs.pdf||1656|
|Interviewer, Nurse, Coding and Editing Instructions||6112supportingdocs.pdf||1574|
|BMI Errata Note||bmi_errata_note.pdf||144|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_6112_Information.htm||6|
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