Last updated
20 Jan 2022

How is your health in general?

How do I answer this question?

It is up to you to decide how your health is in general. You should choose the response that you feel best describes your overall state of health.

When answering this question, you can consider any aspect of your health you think is relevant.

Include any impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had on your health in general.

Some days I feel better than on other days. How do I answer?

You may feel your health varies. Select the option that you feel best describes your health most of the time.

Is this question referring to physical or mental health?

You should consider all aspects of your health that you think are relevant.

I am answering for someone else. How do I answer?

If you are answering on behalf of someone else, where possible you should ask them how they want to answer. If they are away, select the answer you think they would choose.

Why is this question asked?

The answers to this question provide a good indication of the demand for health services. It will be used to measure and assess:

  • healthcare delivery
  • progress towards better health as a nation
  • the links between health and deprivation

Who should answer this question?

Everyone should answer this question.

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