Frequently Asked Questions

Our FAQ document can be downloaded using the link below, sections include:

- About the Health Profiles
- About the Health Profiles online tool
- About the data
- About the Health Profiles Project
- How to find out more

Health Profiles Frequently Asked Questions.pdf

The criteria used to determine whether an indicator is suitable for inclusion within the Health Profiles are detailed in the document linked below:
Health Profiles Indicator Criteria.pdf

Changes to the annual Health Profile pdf

Health Profile pdf 2017
List of changes made to indicators:
Health Profiles 2017 List Of Changes.pdf
Summary of responses to the Health Profiles user survey:
Health Profiles User Survey Summary 2017.pdf

Health Profile pdf 2016
Rationale document to explain the reasoning behind changes made to indicators:
Rationale for changes to indicators presented in the Health Profiles online tool and annual pdf

Data specific questions by year

For a list of questions specific to the data presented within each previous annual Health Profile pdf release, see the files split by year:

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Health Profiles Data Questions 2017
Health Profiles Data Questions 2016

Health Profiles Data Questions 2015
Health Profiles Data Questions 2014
Health Profiles Data Questions 2013
Health Profiles Data Questions 2012
Health Profiles Data Questions 2011
Health Profiles Data Questions 2010

You can also find the most up to date information using the definitions display on the online tool. This contains various metadata for each individual indicator including how they have been calculated and their underlying source.

One page guide for how to use the Health Profiles online tool: How to use the Health Profiles online tool.pdf