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The 1998 Health Education Monitoring Survey (HEMS) was the fourth survey in the series, and was carried out with two aims in mind: to continue to monitor the health promotion indicators relating to health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour and to investigate the links between social inequality, social support, social capital, health and health behaviours. The purpose of the 1995 Health Education Monitoring Survey (HEMS) was to provide a baseline measure of a set of health promotion indicators relating to health-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Household characteristics, socio-demographic characteristics of respondents, general health, skin cancer, smoking, alcohol drinking, physical activity, nutrition, sexual health
England, advice, age, AIDS (disease), air pollution, alcohol consumption, alcoholic drinks, appointment to job, attitudes, building maintenance, cardiovascular diseases, care of dependants, cereal products, cereals, children, cohabitation, contraceptive devices, diet and nutrition, disabilities, disabled persons, diseases, domestic responsibilities, economic activity, edible fats, employees, employment, employment history, ethnic groups, examinations, exercise, exposure to the sun, food, food additive
Identifier Variables
Standard regions
Economic/Subject Categories
Value of health
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Data Available
Data collecting organization (s)
Office for National Statistics
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Unit of Analysis

10955 (weighted sample size) adults aged 16-74 years living in private households in England in 1998.

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
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