Errata for regarding two variables incorrectly labelled with the same description in the Data Archive for the Health Survey for England - 2008 dataset deposited in the UK Data Archive
Author: Health and Social Care Information Centre, Lifestyle Statistics
Responsible Statistician: Paul Eastwood, Lifestyles Section Head
Original date of publication: 17th December 2009
Date of errata: 11th June 2013
· Two physical activity variables (NSWA201 and WEPWA201) in the Health Survey for England - 2008 dataset deposited in the Data Archive had the same description of 'on weekdays in the last week have you done any cycling (not to school)?'. This is correct for NSWA201, but incorrect for WEPWA201
· The correct descriptions are:
· NSWA201 - 'on weekdays in the last week have you done any cycling (not to school)?'
· WEPWA201 - 'on weekends in the last week have you done any cycling (not to school)?'
· This has been corrected and the amended dataset has been deposited in the UK Data Archive.
NatCen Social Research and the Health and Social Care Information Centre apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please note that a slightly amended version of the Health Survey for England 2008 report, Volume 1, has been made available on this page on 18 December 2009. This was in order to correct the legend and title of figure 13G on page 321 of this volume. The NHS IC apologises for any inconvenience caused.
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. The Health Survey for England has been designed and carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University College London Medical School (UCL).
The 2008 Health Survey for England focused on physical activity and fitness. Adults and children were asked to recall their physical activity over recent weeks, and objective measures of physical activity and fitness were also obtained.
A secondary objective was to examine results on childhood obesity and other factors affecting health, including fruit and vegetable consumption, drinking and smoking.