For adults the 2006 Health Survey for England focused on
cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. The
findings from this survey built on those obtained in
Participants were asked questions about cardiovascular disease, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, and fruit and vegetable consumption.
For children, the 2006 survey focussed on obesity and other health risk factors and included questions on topics such as physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption.
Nurses recorded key measurements from adults and children including blood pressure and waist and hip circumference. Urine and blood samples were also collected from those adults who gave their consent.
You can read the
findings here, or else learn
more about the series.
Using the links below, you can download a summary of the findings, the report on cardiovascular disease and risk factors in adults (Vol 1), the report on obesity and other risk factors in children (Vol 2) and the methodology and documentation.
For further use of the data, see: