The Health Survey for England provides an annual snapshot of the health of the nation and tracks change over time. The 2015 survey is the twenty-fifth edition.
Each survey in the series includes core topics covering questions on general health and longstanding illness, key lifestyle behaviours that influence health, and social care; and measurements such as blood pressure, body measurements, and analysis of blood and saliva samples.
In 2015, to focus on the health of children aged 2 to 15, the sample size in this age group was increased and physical activity and well-being questions included.
Findings from HSE 2015 have been published as separate reports:
- Adult cigarette smoking
- Adult alcohol consumption
- Adult overweight and obesity
- Adult social care
- Physical activity in children
- Children’s body mass index, overweight and obesity
- Children’s smoking and exposure to other people’s smoke
- Children’s drinking
- Children’s well-being
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 to 15 and since 2001, infants aged under 2.
Interviews were conducted with 8,034 adults aged 16 and over, and 5,714 children aged 0 to 15.
5,378 adults and 1,297 children had a nurse visit.