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
View the Health Survey for England publications.
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.
View all editions of the smoking, drinking and drug use among young people publications.
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.
View all editions of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey: Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, 2014.
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.
Health and Wellbeing of 15-year-olds in England - Main findings from the What About YOUth? Survey 2014
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.
View all editions of the Infant Feeding Survey publications.