About the Study
The 2010 report for the Health Survey for England focuses on
respiratory health and lung function. The report provides the
latest findings from the authoritative health survey with trends
dating back to 1993.
The 2010 report also includes chapters on sexual health and contraception, well-being, kidney disease, dental health and obesity. As in previous years, the survey covers core modules such as alcohol consumption, smoking and fruit and vegetable consumption, which are reported in trend tables.
Key measures, including blood pressure and waist and hip circumference, and blood, saliva and urine samples, were obtained by our nurses from all those who gave consent.
Potential policy impact
The Health Survey for England is funded by The NHS Information
Centre and informs health policy in England.
In 2010 the Health Survey provides an important picture of respiratory health and lung function- as well as asking questions about respiratory conditions, our nurses measured lung function to show whether people have signs of possible disease. The Department of Health launched its Outcomes Strategy for people with COPD and asthma in England in 2011, with the aim of improving outcomes for COPD and asthma through high-quality prevention, detection and treatment and care services. The HSE 2010 data provide a baseline against which future progress can be measured.
In 2010 a total of 8,420 adults and 5,692 children were
Participants were selected using a random probability sample. The survey design ensures that every address has an equal chance of being included in the survey and the results are representative of the English population living in private households.
Data was collected through an interview, and if participants agreed, a visit from a specially trained nurse.
You can find out lots more about the Health Survey for England 2010 from the NHS Information Centre website. Visit this page to:
Read a summary of the key findings
Read the full report
Read about the methods and documentation
You can download trend tables for key changes in core topics and measurements here.
How we are working
NatCen works in partnership with UCL to deliver the Health Survey for England. The survey is commissioned by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.