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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics General health and illness additional variables, 2016-17 to 2019-20
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[Collapse]General healthHealth in general - Good or Very Good72707271
Health in general - Very Good37363733
Health in general - Good35343538
Health in general - Fair20201920
Health in general - Bad6767
Health in general - Very Bad2322
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 illnessNeoplasms and benign growths2222
Endocrine and metabolic diseases8878
Mental disorders89911
Nervous system illness4444
Eye complaints2222
Ear complaints2322
Heart and circulatory illness13131313
Respiratory system illness8989
Digestive system illness4434
Genito-urinary system illness2222
Musculoskeletal illness17171717
Infectious diseases0000
Blood and related organs illness1111
Skin complaints1111
Limited by Neoplasms and benign growths1112
Limited by Endocrine and metabolic diseases4434
Limited by Mental disorders78810
Limited by Nervous system complaints4334
Limited by Eye complaints2221
Limited by Ear complaints1212
Limited by Heart and circulatory complaints6666
Limited by Respiratory system complaints5555
Limited by Digestive system complaints3323
Limited by Genito-urinary system complaints2222
Limited by Musculoskeletal complaints15161515
Limited by Infectious diseases0000
Limited by Blood and related organs complaints1111
Limited by Skin complaints1111



National Survey for Wales - adult general health and illness additional variables

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

General description

Information on general health and illness of adults in Wales additional variables.

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