Welsh Health Survey, 2009

UKDA study number:6589

Principal Investigator

National Centre for Social Research

Sponsor

Welsh Assembly Government

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April 2014 (3rd Edition)

 

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6589 . Welsh Health Survey, 2009
(WHS)

 

Depositor:

National Centre for Social Research

Principal Investigator:

National Centre for Social Research

Sponsor:

Welsh Assembly Government

Abstract:

The Welsh Health Survey (WHS) collects information about the health of people living in Wales, the way they use health services, and the factors that can affect their health. The current WHS series was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), and carried out in both 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 by a consortium comprising the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), Beaufort Research Limited, and the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. In 2005-2006, NatCen had sole responsibility for conducting the survey and this has continued with the 2007, 2008 and 2009 surveys.

The new WHS replaces two previous study series: the previous WHS, conducted in 1995 and 1998 (the 1998 WHS is held at the UK Data Archive under SN 4176), and the Health in Wales Survey which was conducted five times in 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1996 (none are currently held at the Archive). Users should note that results from the new WHS survey are not comparable with those from the previous surveys, because of differences in the questionnaires and survey methodology.

The new WHS is designed to:The WHS is based on a representative sample of adults aged 16 and over living in private households in Wales. In addition, up to two children aged 0 to 15 were randomly selected from each household.

From 2007, more extensive survey elements for children were introduced than had been used for previous years of the WHS. Three age-specific questionnaires were used for children selected to participate in the survey. Two questionnaires were given to parents to complete on behalf of selected children aged 0 to 3, and selected children aged 4 to 12; a third questionnaire was given to selected children aged 13 to 15 to complete on their own behalf. In addition, interviewers were asked to take height and weight measurements of selected children aged between 2 and 15 years, if children and parents consented. Results from this survey are not comparable with those from the previous surveys because of differences in the questionnaires and survey methodology.

Further information about the WHS, including links to publications, may be found on the Welsh Assembly Government's WHS web pages.

For the third edition (April 2014), the adult data file and the user guide have been updated, due to the removal of one respondent's data.

Main Topics:

The main topics covered for adults are health service use, health status, medicines, illnesses and other health problems, and health-related lifestyle (including smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise).

The main topics for children are health status, health service use, accidents, illnesses and other health problems, eating habits, physical activity and strengths and difficulties.

Coverage:


Dates of Fieldwork: January 2009 - December 2009
Country: Wales
Spatial Units: Region
Observation Units: Individuals; Families/households
Kind of Data: Numeric data; Individual (micro) level

Universe Sampled:

Location of Units of Observation: National
Population: Adults aged 16 and over resident in Wales during 2009, and children aged 0 to 15 in the same private households.

Methodology:

Time Dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling Procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Number of Units: 16,018 adults and 3,223 children
Method of Data Collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Language(s) of Written Materials:

Study Description: English
Study Documentation: English and Welsh

Access:

Access Conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Date of First Release:

19 October 2010

Date of Latest Release:

01 April 2014 ( 3rd Edition )

Copyright:

Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland


File last updated:

29 April 2014