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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics General health and illness with confidence intervals, 2016-17 to 2019-20
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Variable 1
Click here to sortPercentage of adults (16+)Click here to sortLower Confidence Interval (%)Click here to sortUpper Confidence Interval (%)Click here to sortSample
[Collapse]General healthHealth in general - Good or Very Good21321021635,623
Health in general - Fair59576235,623
Health in general - Bad or Very Bad28262935,623
[Collapse]IllnessThere was a minor change in questions on limiting illness between 2016-17 and 2017-18Any longstanding illnesses14113714435,544
2 or more longstanding illnesses61586335,461
Limited at all by longstanding illness10310010635,527
Limited a lot by longstanding illness57555935,527
[Collapse]Type of illnessSelected illnessesMusculoskeletal complaints51485335,461
Heart and circulatory complaints38374035,463
Endocrine and metobolic diseases24222535,461
Respiratory system complaints25232735,461
Mental disorders29273135,462



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

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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

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

Statistical quality

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