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Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys

In order to have an impact on reducing inequity in health and preventing disease rather than just treating disease, it is necessary to influence people's attitudes and behaviours towards health, and in order to accomplish this it is necessary to have knowledge about health-related attitudes and behaviours and people's perceptions towards their health, as well as the prevalence of risk factors, such as smoking, and prevalence of diseases and medical conditions.

National data are available for some health and lifestyle issues from surveys such as the Health Survey for England, but since this covers the whole of England, relatively few people within the local area participate in the survey.  However, such data can be used to compare local data with national data, although in many cases different questions and response categories, and differences in the survey designs, mean that it is not straightforward to compare the results directly.

Local prevalence estimates and attitudes to health can be obtained from the number of local Health and Lifestyle Surveys which have been conducted, including those among different populations such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, Gypsy and Travellers, and Veterans.  Qualitative research has also been undertaken with focus groups or reflector groups following the surveys.

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2014 Adult Health and Lifestyle (Prevalence) Survey

A Health and Lifestyle Survey, mainly asking about the prevalence of some key risk factors for ill health, was undertaken during late 2014 among those aged 16+ years, with fieldwork between September and December 2014.  The questionnaire was shorter than for the main health and lifestyle surveys.  Quota sampling was used and 5,334 residents of Hull participated.  Questionnaires were self-completed by the respondents, then picked up from them at an agreed time, by the market research company that conducted the survey on behalf of Hull City Council.

As well as the main survey report and the survey questionnaire, individual reports on risk factors were produced, each with a summary version.

The following documents are available:

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014 Main Report (604 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014 Questionnaire (12 pages)
Smoking Report 2014 (9 pages)
Smoking Summary 2014 (2 pages)
Alcohol Report 2014 (21 pages)
Alcohol Summary 2014 (2 pages)
Alcohol Summary 2014 incorporating 2016 guidelines (2 pages)
Physical Activity, Diet and Obesity Report 2014 (37 pages)
Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet summary 2014 (3 pages)

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2011-12 Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys

Individuals (aged 16+ years) were approached by interviewers knocking on their door and asking them to participate (this method was also used for the BME survey) with Gypsy and Travellers approached using existing networks and contacts.  Most questionnaires were self-completed.  The fieldwork undertaken between October 2011 and February 2012 for the main survey, and the BME and Gypsy and Traveller surveys occurred immediately afterwards.  Quota sampling in the main survey was used to ensure the sample was broadly representative of Hull's population.  A total of 13,553 adults aged 16+ years participated in the main survey, 1,000 participated in the BME survey and 72 participated in the Gypsy and Traveller survey.

Reflector groups were held in early 2014, among particpants in the 2011-12 survey,with the aim of understanding the underlying opinions and attitudes in relation to smoking, diet, exercise, obesity and alcohol.  The ten groups recruited were as follows:

i-v) Five groups based on the five motivation segments classified using the Healthy Foundations tool of 19 questions – mixed age and gender
vi) Young people – aged 16-34 years, mixed gender, range of ethnicities, including Polish, Asian and African
vii) Middle aged people – aged 35-54 years, mixed gender
viii) Older people – aged 55 years and over, mixed gender
ix) Living in most deprived areas iof Hull, mixed age and gender
xi) Living in the least deprived areas of Hull, mixed age and gender

Individual reports on risk factors were completed following the Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2011-12 which included information from the Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012.

The following documents and reports are available:

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report (948 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Summary (24 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Reflector Groups Report (66 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report (183 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Summary (24 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Brief Summary (6 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Questionnaire (32 pages)
Smoking Report 2013 (20 pages)
Alcohol Report 2013 (24 pages)
Diet and Physical Activity Report 2013 (24 pages)
Obesity and Overweight Report 2013 (24 pages)

Note that the BME reports included information from the Gypsy and Travellers.

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2009 Adult Prevalence Survey

A smaller 'Prevalence Survey' was completed during late 2009 among those aged 18+ years.  The questionnaire was much shorter.  Quota sampling was used and 1,750 residents of Hull were participated.  Questionnaires were completed by interview.  The following documents are available:

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report (153 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Questionnaire (6 pages)

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2007 Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys

Individuals (aged 18+ years) were approached by interviewers knocking on their door and asking them to participate.  Potential BME survey responders (18+ years) and Gypsy and Travellers (16+ years) were approached using existing networks and contacts.  Most questionnaires were self-completed, and fieldwork was undertaken in early 2007.  Quota sampling in the main survey was used to ensure the sample was broadly representative of Hull's population.  A total of 4,086 adults participated in the main survey, 1,163 participated in the BME survey and 100 participated in the Gypsy and Traveller survey.

Reflector groups were held after the survey had been completed with the aim of understanding the underlying opinions and attitudes in relation to smoking, diet, exercise, obesity and alcohol.  The groups were recruited by telephone and on a face-to-face basis with a target of 12 attendees for each group.  The groups recruited were:

i) All female – mixed age and living in the most deprived areas of Hull (18-64 years)
ii) All male – mixed age and living in the most deprived areas of Hull (18-64 years)
iii) Male and female – mixed age and living in the least deprived areas of Hull (18-64 years)
iv) Male and female aged 18-24 years
v) Male and female aged 60+ years
vi) Male and female ethnic minority/immigrant (18-64 years).

Individual reports on risk factors were completed following the Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys 2007 which examined factors which predicted risk factors.

The following documents and reports are available:

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (319 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Summary (4 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (264 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Summary (8 pages)
Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (64 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Questionnaire (33 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Reflector Report (41 pages)
Smoking Report 2007 (107 pages)
Obesity and Exercise Report 2007 (71 pages)
Alcohol Report 2007 (65 pages)

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2003 Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey

A random sample of people aged between 16 and 84 years who were registered with a General Practitioner (GP) within the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire were sent a questionnaire.  A self-completed questionnaire was returned by 3,276 residents of Hull (out of 6,500 giving an overall response rate of 50% which compares favourably to other general population surveys, especially in urban areas). The following documents are available:

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2003 Main Report (29 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2003 Eastern Hull Tables (214 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2003 West Hull Tables (250 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2003 Summary (3 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2003 Questionnaire (10 pages)

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2009 Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey

The fieldwork for a Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey occurred during Autumn 2009 for Veterans who lived in Hull and had served in the British Armed forces since 1970.  Potential survey responders were approached using existing networks and contacts.  A press release was also issued encouraging Veterans to come forward to participate in the survey.  A total of 53 Veterans completed questionnaires between August and October 2009, and around 20 Veterans completed an in-depth interview.  Due to the methodology used to approach Veterans, those who participated in the survey will not necessarily be representative of all Veterans living in Hull.

Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report (32 pages)
Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Questionnaire (16 pages)


Other Health and Lifestyle Information

The two Social Capital Surveys also included some information on health and lifestyle.

Social Capital Survey 2009 Main Report (275 pages)
Social Capital Survey 2004 Main Report (214 pages)

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Other Surveys

You might also be interested in further details of the Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys, Social Capital Surveys and Qualitative Research

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