The Health Survey for England provides an annual snapshot of the health of the nation and tracks change over time. The 2019 survey is the twenty-ninth 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 2019 have been published as seven topic reports, each with supporting tables:
- Overweight and obesity in adults and children
- Eating disorders
- Adults’ health-related behaviours
- Adults’ health
- Providing care for family and friends
- Children’s health
- Use of health care services
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 2019 interviews were conducted with 8,205 adults aged 16 and over, and 2,095 children aged 0 to 15.
4,947 adults and 1,169 children had a nurse visit.
Download the HSE 2019 Methods report here.