The Health Survey for England provides an annual snapshot of the health of the nation and tracks change over time. The 2018 survey is the twenty-eighth edition.
Each survey in the series includes core topics covering questions on general health and longstanding illness; key lifestyle behaviours that influence health; social care; and measurements such as blood pressure, body measurements, and 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.
Findings from HSE 2018 have been published as seven topic reports, each with supporting tables:
- Overweight and obesity in adults and children
- Adults’ health-related behaviours
- Adults’ health
- Longstanding conditions
- Children’s health
- Social care for older adults
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.
In 2018 interviews were conducted with 8,178 adults aged 16 and over, and 2,072 children aged 0 to 15.
4,825 adults and 1,103 children had a nurse visit.
Download the HSE 2018 Methods report here.