Healthy Ireland Survey 2021

26 June 2023

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The Healthy Ireland Survey is an annual interviewer administered survey conducted on behalf of the Department of Health by Ipsos MRBI. The first 5 Waves, 2015-2019, were conducted via computer aided personal interview (CAPI), however, the 2021 Survey was conducted by computer aided telephone interview (CATI), in order to avoid any risks of Covid-19 infection. The purpose of the Healthy Ireland Survey is to provide current and credible data about the wide variety of factors which determine health and wellbeing in the population aged 15 years and older.

The topics covered include general health, health service utilisation and key lifestyle factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, diet, sexual health and wellbeing to monitor the key trends and policy impacts in those areas. It also offers flexibility for the substitution of further modules to meet particular policy needs, including cross-sectoral /health determinant ‘health in all policies’ issues.

For more information on this dataset and how to apply for access please see the study page:

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