General Household Survey

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General Household Survey (GHS)

a multipurpose UK government SOCIAL SURVEY designed to be used by all government departments, and which also provides an invaluable source of SECONDARY DATA for the social scientist. It was started in 1971 under the auspices of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. It is a continuous survey and is therefore useful for filling in the time gaps between other surveys, such as the CENSUS, and for identifying trends. Five main areas of investigation are included: family data, housing, education, employment and health. Although most of the information collected is factual, some attitudinal data are also collected, such as information on job satisfaction and attitudes to pay (which have been collected since 1974). See also OFFICIAL STATISTICS, STATISTICS AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, FAMILY EXPENDITURE SURVEY.
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According to the General Household Survey, about 20 per cent of women across the UK drink more than the NHS recommended daily limit of two to three units of alcohol, equivalent to one large glass of wine a day.
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Government figures compiled as part of the General Household Survey 2006 also showed a 2% drop in the number of British adults smoking from 24% to 22%.
The latest figures, taken from the General Household Survey 2006 show rates in the North-east have fallen from 29% in 2005 to 25% in 2006 - double the national average decline.
In the 2001 General Household Survey, 51% of black and ethnic minority respondents described themselves as British only, compared to 29% of white people.
A thousand residents in every local authority area were quizzed about their sport and active recreation habits, which is 20 times bigger than the 2002 General Household Survey, the last major survey conducted in sport
K.) Office for National Statistics released it's General Household Survey. Among its findings were: Between 1998 and 2003 the survey period was 2002 to 2003 the consumption of alcoholic beverages remained virtually the same.
The report was prepared for the Health Development Agency for their General Household Survey 2000/2001.
The General Household Survey revealed that adult smoking fell from 39 per cent in 1980 to just 28 per cent in 1996.
Koffman also notes that the General Household Survey asked about victimization during the 1970s.

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