The Fuel Poverty Subsidiary Study (FPSS): Health, Mental Health and Housing Conditions in England

Author: Jenny Harris
Organisation:
NatCen
Date: 2010

Previous research has indicated that poor housing is linked to physical health problems and psychological distress. However, it was not known if this also applied to diagnosable psychiatric illnesses. The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) questionnaire collects data on the prevalence of common diagnosable mental health disorders in the UK population. In 2007, the survey asked participants a series of questions on energy consumption, fuel poverty and housing conditions.

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