|The Welsh Health Survey (WHS) collects information about the health of people living in Wales, the way they use health services, and the factors that can affect their health. Previously conducted in 1995 and 1998, the current WHS series was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), and began in 2003-2004.Aims of the WHS: The WHS is designed to:
The WHS is based on a representative sample of adults aged 16 and over living in private households in Wales. In addition, up to two children aged 0 to 15 are randomly selected from each household.
Main Topics: The main topics covered for adults are: general health and wellbeing; health service use; medicines and illnesses; untreated problems or symptoms; alcohol consumption and smoking; fruit and vegetable consumption; exercise; carers; height and weight; demographics; infant feeding.