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The NHS Information Centre for health and social care commissioned the National Centre for Social Research to produce model based estimates of healthy lifestyle behaviours, using information from the Health Survey for England (HSfE). A model-based approach to producing healthy lifestyle prevalence estimates for each Primary care Organisation (PCO) in England was used because the sample size of national surveys such as the Health Survey for England was too small to provide reliable estimates at a small area level. Model-based estimates and 95% confidence intervals have been produced using 2003-2005 data from the Health Survey for England.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Smoking among adults, binge drinking for adults, obesity among adults, consumption of 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day among adults

prevalence of smoking, prevalence of obesity, prevalence of binge drinking, fruit and vegetable consumption.

Binge drinking, fruit and vegetable, obesity, smoking, lifestyle, behaviours
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data collecting organization (s)
National Centre for Social Research (NatCen)
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2003, 2004, 2005
Unit of Analysis

All Primary Care Organisations (PCO)

NHS information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access
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