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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics General health and illness by year, 2016-17 to 2019-20
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Age 2[Filter]
Variable 1
Click here to sort2016-17Click here to sort2017-18Click here to sort2018-19Click here to sort2019-20
[Collapse]General healthHealth in general - Good or Very Good72707271
Health in general - Fair20201920
Health in general - Bad or Very Bad81099
[Collapse]IllnessThere was a minor change in questions on limiting illness between 2016-17 and 2017-18Any longstanding illnesses47464648
2 or more longstanding illnesses21211921
Limited at all by longstanding illness33343335
Limited a lot by longstanding illness16201819
[Collapse]Type of illnessSelected illnessesMusculoskeletal complaints17171717
Heart and circulatory complaints13131313
Endocrine and metobolic diseases8878
Respiratory system complaints8989
Mental disorders89911



National Survey for Wales - adult general health and illness by age and gender

Last update

September 2020 September 2020

Next update


Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

National Survey for Wales, Welsh Government

Contact email


National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation


Geographical coverage


Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see


National Survey for Wales; National Survey; Well-being; Health

General description

Information on general health and illness of adults in Wales by age and gender.

Data collection and calculation

Information is collected via the National Survey for Wales. Based on a sample survey. Sample sizes for some groups are relatively small, and the results should be treated with caution. 95% confidence intervals and sample sizes are also shown to give an indication of the precision of results.
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Frequency of publication


Data reference periods

Data is shown from 2016-17 onwards.

Users, uses and context

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Rounding applied


Revisions information

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Statistical quality

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