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Health Survey for England - 2014

Authors/ source/ publisher
Health & Social Care Information Centre
Date added to library 04 January 2016
Year published
This year the format for the  Health Survey for England has changed: tables are now in excel spreadsheets and the way the findings are presented in the report and summary has changed.  Chapters and tables about mental health and attitudes towards mental illness will be released later in January 2016. Key Facts from the survey on alcohol and obesity include:  Alcohol - In 2014, a minority of adults, (15 per cent of men and 21 per cent of women), did not drink alcohol. The majority, 63 per cent of men and 62 per cent of women, drank at levels considered to be at lower risk of alcohol-related harm: that is 21 units or less per week for men and 14 units or less for women. 22 per cent of men and 16 per cent of women drank more than this. Obesity - Around a quarter of adults in 2014 were obese, (24 per cent of men and 27 per cent of women). Being overweight was more common than being obese and 41 per cent of men and 31 per cent of women were overweight, but not obese.