2010 Health Survey for England reports on Respiratory Health
Respiratory Health was the main focus of the 2010 Health Survey for England, which has now produced its detailed reports.
The Health Survey for England (HSE) is part of a programme of surveys commissioned by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care (NHS IC), and carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the department of epidemiology and public health at the UCL Medical School.
The main focus of the HSE in 2010 was respiratory health and lung function, with 14,000 adults and children interviewed and just under 7,000 having a nurse visit where Spirometry and a number of other measurements were performed.
The reports on the findings report on respiratory symptoms in adults and children and the incidence of Asthma, COPD and Sleep Apnoea. The reports can all be downloaded from the NHS Information Centre website.