Hull Public Health 

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Surveys and Reflector Groups

In order to have an impact on reducing inequity in health and preventing disease rather than just treating disease, it is necessary to influence people's attitudes and behaviours towards health, and in order to accomplish this it is necessary to have knowledge about health-related attitudes and behaviours and people's perceptions towards their health, as well as the prevalence of risk factors, such as smoking, and the prevalence of diseases and medical conditions.

National data are available for some health and lifestyle issues from surveys such as the Health Survey for England, but since this covers the whole of England, relatively few people within the local area participate in the survey. However, such data can be used to compare local data with national data, although in many cases different questions and response categories, and differences in the survey designs, mean that it is not straightforward to compare the results directly.

Local prevalence estimates and attitudes to health can be obtained from a number of local Adult and Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Social Capital Surveys which have been conducted among Hull residents. The Health and Lifestyle Surveys have involved adults, young people (secondary school pupils), people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups, Gypsy and Travellers, and Veterans.

Qualitative research has also been undertaken with focus groups or reflector groups following the surveys.

Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys (2002, 2008-09, 2012 and 2016)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys (2002, 2007 and 2011-12 and 2014)
Social Capital Surveys (2004 and 2009)
Other Surveys, including:

Resilience Survey among year 5 and year 8 pupils (2011)
BME Health and Lifestyle Surveys (2007 and 2011-12)
Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Surveys (2007 and 2011-12)
Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey (2009)

The JSNA Toolkit also provides brief information on these surveys including other surveys such as the 5-A-DAY Survey, the Listening Exercise "We're all ears", social marketing research and the (national) survey for people with diabetes (which is also mentioned within the Diabetes Equity Audit).

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