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Health and Lifestyle Survey for Northern Ireland (2002)

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Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland

Subject Keywords: ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION, HEALTH BEHAVIOUR, LIFESTYLE, SMOKING
Set: Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Mental Health
Stroke
Obesity
Type: Report
Region: Northern Ireland
Description:

In 2002, the Health Promotion Agency for Northern Ireland (HPA) conducted a Health and Lifestyle Survey of adults in Northern Ireland (HALS). The aim of the study was to provide information on the general health and lifestyle behaviours of adults in Northern Ireland, which was comparable with information collected in a similar survey conducted in the Republic of Ireland - the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes and Nutrition (SLAN ) . The objective was to collect information on: - general health status; - physical activity; - tobacco use; - alcohol; - use of other substances; - accidents and injuries; - family and social networks; - food habits; - mental health. This report presents the results of a survey of health and lifestyle behaviours among adults in Northern Ireland and compares them to the information gathered in a similar survey carried out in the Republic of Ireland. The methodology employed was consistent with that applied to conduct the SLAN survey in the Republic of Ireland. It was based on a postal survey, with telephone follow-ups, of 6,500 adults aged 18 and over. So that meaningful comparisons could be made, the questionnaire replicated the majority of the questions covered in the SLAN survey. In addition some standardised health instruments were included. In particular, the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ 12), an international screening test used to identify short-term changes in mental health, and the CAGE questionnaire, an international assessment instrument for identifying problems with alcohol, were included.

Date:

01/02/2005

Rights: © Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland
Suggested citation:

Health Promotion Agency Northern Ireland. (2005) Health and Lifestyle Survey for Northern Ireland (2002) [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/3917 [Accessed: 19th January 2018].

  

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