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Lifestyle publications cover a range of topics including smoking, alcohol, drug use, obesity and contraception. Some of these publications are sourced from surveys commissioned by us, while suites of compendia publications present a range of data on the topic from a variety of sources.
Statistics on women's smoking status at time of delivery
Quarterly report presenting the latest results and trends from the women's smoking status at time of delivery (SATOD) data collection in England. Providing a measure of the prevalence of smoking among pregnant women at Commissioning Region, Area Team and Clinical Commissioning Group level.
Supplementary SATOD resources
Reports in the series prior to 2011-12 quarter 3 are available through the Gov.uk website
Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services (SSS)
Quarterly report presenting provisional results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (NHS SSS) in England. Including information on the number of people setting a quit date and the number who successfully quit at the 4 week follow-up.
Also an in-depth analyses of the key measures of the service including pregnant women, breakdowns by ethnic group, socio-economic classification as well as by intervention type and setting and type of pharmacotherapy received and lower level analyses at Local Authority (LA) and region levels.
Supplementary Stop Smoking Services resources
Statistics on smoking
Annual report presenting a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England, covering topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.
Alcohol and drugs
Statistics on alcohol
Statistical report acting as a reference point for health issues relating to alcohol use and misuse. Topics covered are drinking habits and behaviours among adults (aged 16 and over) and school children (aged 11 to 15), drinking-related ill health and mortality, affordability of alcohol, alcohol related admissions to hospital and alcohol-related costs.
Statistics on drug misuse
Annual statistical report presenting information on drug misuse among adults and children. Including topics on Prevalence of drug misuse, including the types of drugs used; Trends in drug misuse over recent years; Patterns of drug misuse among different groups of the population; Health outcomes related to drug misuse including hospital admissions, drug treatment and number of deaths.
Statistics on obesity, physical activity and diet
Annual statistical report presenting a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. Topics covered include, overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children; physical activity levels among adults and children; trends in purchases and consumption of food and drink and energy intake and health outcomes of being overweight or obese.
National Child Measurement Programme
Annual report summarising key findings from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England. This provides high-level analysis of the prevalence of 'underweight', 'healthy weight', 'overweight', 'obese', ‘severely obese’ and 'overweight and obese combined' children in Reception (typically aged 4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (typically aged 10 to 11 years), measured in state schools in England.
Supplementary NCMP resources
Sexual and Reproductive Health Services
Sexual and Reproductive Health services include family planning services, community contraception clinics, integrated GUM and SRH services and young people's services, for example, Brook advisory centres.
They provide a range of services including, but not exclusively, contraception provision and advice, sexual health treatment and advice, pregnancy related care, abortion related care, cervical screening, psychosexual therapy, PMS treatment, colposcopy services, fertility treatment and care and gynaecological treatment and care.
Health Survey for England
This is an annual survey commissioned by NHS Digital which has been carried out by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of NatCen Social Research and the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London since 1994.
The Health Survey for England series is designed to:
- monitor health trends in England
- estimate the proportion of people who have specified health conditions
- estimate the prevalence of certain risk factors and combinations of risk factors associated with these conditions
Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people
This is the most recent survey in a series that began in 1982. Each survey since 1998 has included a core set of questions on smoking, drinking and drug use. In 2000, the survey questions changed to focus on smoking and drinking or on drug use in alternate years and in 2016, the survey reverted back to including both drinking/smoking and drugs focused questions in one survey.
The survey report presents information on the percentage of pupils who have ever smoked, tried alcohol or taken drugs. The report also explores the attitudes of school children towards smoking and drinking. Relationships between smoking, drinking and drug use are explored along with the links between smoking, drinking and drug use and other factors such as age, gender, ethnicity and previous truancy or exclusion.
National Study of Health and Wellbeing (or Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey): Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing in England
This study, also known as the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS), runs every 7 years and provides data on the prevalence of both treated and untreated psychiatric disorders in the English adult population (aged 16 and over). Since 1993, it has been finding out how the everyday stresses, strains and joys affect the health of people living in England.
What about YOUth?
What about YOUth? 2014 (WAY 2014) was a newly-established survey designed to collect local authority (LA) level data on a range of health behaviours amongst 15 year-olds.
Data was collected on topics including, smoking, general health, diet, use of free time, physical activity, drinking, emotional wellbeing, drugs and bullying.
Infant Feeding Survey
The Infant Feeding Survey (IFS) was conducted every 5 years between 1975 and when the last edition was released in 2010. It investigated variations in feeding practices among different socio-demographic groups and establishes the age at which solid foods are introduced. It also examines practices associated with introducing solid foods for infants up to 9 months old.