National Statistics

Health Survey for England 2017

The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor trends in the nation’s health, to estimate the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and to estimate the prevalence of risk factors associated with these conditions.


Health Survey for England 2017


The surveys provide regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources on a range of aspects concerning the public’s health. The surveys have been carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of NatCen Social Research and the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. The topics covered include obesity and overweight, smoking; alcohol, general health; long-standing illness; fruit and vegetable consumption; the prevalence of diabetes (doctor diagnosed and undiagnosed), hypertension (treated and untreated) and cardio-vascular disease and prevalence of chronic pain.

Published 4 December 2018