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Latest #COVID19 data shows infections increased in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland in the most recent week. In Wales, the trend was uncertain ow.ly/Y3zA50H2Jam
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Our 'Statistics Are Vital' campaign looks to highlight the crucial role statisticians have played in our response to Covid For our second interview we speak to @SarahCaul_ONS who was awarded an MBE for her work on mortality statistics #VitalStats rss.org.uk/news-publication/…
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We’ve published latest estimates of personal well-being measures from Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2011 to Quarter 2 2021 in the UK. This analysis includes well-being levels throughout the #coronavirus pandemic, including the vaccine roll-out programme in 2021 ow.ly/Sy2R50H5Yag
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Waves 1 and 2 of the #COVID19 pandemic saw UK well-being levels among the lowest since 2011. However, measures of happiness, anxiety, and feeling that things done in life are worthwhile improved to pre-#COVID19 levels by Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2021 ow.ly/GwJE50H5Yh5
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In October to December 2020 in the UK (near the beginning of Wave 2 of the pandemic), ▪️ average happiness fell to 7.23 (out of 10) – among the lowest in a decade ▪️ average anxiety rose to 3.43 – similar to the highest level (April to June 2020) ➡️ ow.ly/4Sz050H5Ymz
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By Quarter 1 (Jan to Mar) 2021, anxiety decreased to 3.23 out of 10. During this period, vaccines were rolling out at pace and roadmaps to the end of lockdown were announced ow.ly/Sy5G50H5Yrp
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Most age groups reported improvements in life satisfaction, happiness and anxiety by Quarter 2 (Apr to June) 2021. This excluded ▪ 16 to 24 year-olds ▪ 35 to 39 year-olds ▪ 85 years and over ➡️ ow.ly/26LH50H5Ytl
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Our latest release on #COVID19 and higher education shows: ▪️ 28% of students said their mental health and well-being had worsened since the start of the Autumn term ▪️ 14% of students said they felt lonely often or always (compared with 6% of adults) ➡️ ow.ly/PEeK50H5Xyp
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Only 8% of students said they had not been vaccinated against #COVID19. Of those, 38% said they were very or fairly likely to take a vaccine if offered ow.ly/PEeK50H5Xyp
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91% of students said they would request a test if they developed #COVID19 symptoms. 50% of students said they had completed a COVID-19 test in the last seven days ow.ly/PEeK50H5Xyp
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Our latest #COVID19 data show antibody rates remain high across the UK countries (week beginning 15 November) ow.ly/w4Qt50H5X58
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#COVID19 antibody rates across age groups remained high, increasing in all groups over recent weeks in England, Wales and Scotland. The rate of increase in over 65s is likely a result of the booster programme ow.ly/w4Qt50H5X58
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There were 136 completed mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies recorded in September 2021. This follows a slight downward trend in the number of transactions in recent months since the peak of 292 in March 2021 ow.ly/LGRa50H52u0
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In Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2021, outward mergers and acquisitions (UK companies acquiring foreign firms) was valued at £32.8 billion. This is £24.6 billion higher than the previous quarter (£8.2 billion) ow.ly/eRZ550H52zp
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The total value of inward mergers and acquisitions (foreign companies acquiring UK companies) during Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2021 was £10.7 billion. This was £18.0 billion lower than the previous quarter, when it was £28.7 billion ow.ly/THza50H52Ce
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Domestic mergers and acquisitions (UK companies acquiring other UK companies) was £3.0 billion in Quarter 3 (July to Sept) 2021 ow.ly/ILNJ50H52EL
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Looking at pre- #COVID19 data, the proportion of adult cigarette smokers has always been lower when measured through telephone interviews than face-to-face. The number of face-to-face interviews has also been historically higher than telephone interviews ow.ly/akx450H527w
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Despite data collection impacts, many trends remain the same in Annual Population Survey data. People aged 25 to 34 years continue to have the highest smoking prevalence of all recorded age groups ow.ly/RIS850H52ee
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According to the Opinions and Lifestyle Survey, adult smokers aged 16 and over in Great Britain fell 1.3% in 2020 (not statistically significant) ow.ly/GW2e50H52gL
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The Opinions and Lifestyle Survey is the next best alternative source, as it has always been contactless and the estimates are consistent with those published previously ow.ly/ss5B50H52l6
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