Hull Public Health 

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Other Local Surveys (BME, Gypsy and Travellers and Veterans)

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.

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.

Other surveys have also been completed such as the ‘Listening Exercise’ which aimed to obtain the views and priorities of the health needs of the people of Hull.

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2011-12 BME and Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Surveys

For the main survey, 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.

The following documents and reports are available for BME and Gypsy and Travellers:

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)

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

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2007 BME and Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Surveys

For the main survey, 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)

The following documents and reports are available for BME and Gypsy and Travellers:

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)

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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)

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Listening Exercise

The Listening Exercise, also known as 'We're all Ears', was conducted on behalf of NHS Hull in 2008-09 by Information by Design (IbyD), an independent research and evaluation company. There were two stages to the research.

The Listening Exercise had an overall aim of consulting with local people and organisations in the city to support progress towards the agreed NHS Hull vision, which is as follows:

"The PCT will work with partners and local people to create an affordable healthcare system that exceeds minimum standards in quality and access. We will work with the citizens of Hull to improve their health and well-being as well as their healthcare."

The engagement had two broad objectives:

To listen to residents to understand their needs and aspirations for health in the city
To engage NHS staff in the consultation, to provide greater understanding and an organisational cultural shift into a more patient friendly and public aware organisation

There are three reports available:

Listening Exercise Stage One Report
Listening Exercise Stage Two Report
Listening Exercise Stage Two Summary

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Other

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

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