The Health Survey for England is a series of annual surveys designed to measure health and health-related behaviours in adults and children living in private households in England. The survey was commissioned originally by the Department of Health and, from April 2005 by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care. Since 1994, the survey has been carried out by the National Centre for Social Research and the Department of Epidemiology at University College Medical School.
The trend tables focus upon key changes in core topics and measurements. The number estimates presented here for the first time convert the prevalences in the key trend tables into estimates of the numbers of people in the population in England that they represent.
Detailed findings for 2007 are reported in the main report: Health Survey for England 2007: Healthy lifestyles: knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.