Survey content 

This year's report has chapters on hearing, alcohol consumption, social care and obesity. Each survey in the series includes core questions and measurements such as:

  • blood pressure;
  • body measurements;
  • analysis of blood and saliva samples.

As well as the core modules we also ask questions on specific issues that vary from year to year. In 2014 these issues included hearing, mental health and well-being.

Survey participants

All years of the survey have covered the adult population aged 16 and over living in private households in England. Since 1995, the surveys have also included children aged 2-15 and since 2001, infants aged under 2.

Interviews were conducted with 8077 adults aged 16 and over, and 2003 children aged 0-15.

5491 adults and 1249 children had a nurse visit.

Download the Methods and documentation section