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NHS Health Check and healthy lifestyle in Leicester, England: analysis of a survey dataset

Chattopadhyay, Kaushik; Biswas, Mousumi; Moore, Rod

Authors

Mousumi Biswas

Rod Moore



Abstract

Aims: A major component of the NHS Health Check in England is to provide lifestyle advice to eligible participants. The aims of the study were to explore the variations (in terms of uptake) in the NHS Health Check in Leicester and to determine its association with a healthy lifestyle.
Methods: This cross-sectional study used data from the Leicester Health and Wellbeing Survey (2015).
Results: The odds of having an NHS Health Check were found to be higher in black and minority ethnic groups and in people having other religions. The odds were lower in people having no religion, residing in the fourth index of multiple deprivation quintile and in ex-smokers. No associations were found between having an NHS Health Check and describing a healthy lifestyle, following a healthy lifestyle, thinking of making lifestyle changes in the next six months, cut down/stop smoking among current smokers, or amount of alcohol current drinkers would like to drink.
Conclusions: In Leicester, a few variations in having an NHS Health Check were found among different socio-economic, demographic and behavioural groups. No association was found between the NHS Health Check and a healthy lifestyle. Thus, the improvement work should focus on reducing these variations in having the NHS Health Check and bringing its benefits on promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2020-01
Print ISSN 1757-9139
Electronic ISSN 1757-9147
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 140
Issue 1
Pages 27-37
APA6 Citation Chattopadhyay, K., Biswas, M., & Moore, R. (2020). NHS Health Check and healthy lifestyle in Leicester, England: analysis of a survey dataset. Perspectives in Public Health, 140(1), 27-37. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913919834584
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913919834584
Publisher URL https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1757913919834584
Additional Information Copyright © 2019 by Royal Society for Public Health

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