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The Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report UK Comparisons

DescriptionThe Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report UK Comparisons
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 31, 2010


National Statistics logoA National Statistics Publication for Scotland
Catherine Bromley, 1 Nicola Shelton, 2
1Scottish Centre for Social Research, Edinburgh. 2Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL Medical School.

ISBN 978 0 7559 9564 6(Web only publication)
DPPAS 10566

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List of Tables
Authors' Acknowledgements
Notes to Tables

Chapter 1: General Health, Long-term Conditions, Psychosocial Health and Cardiovascular Disease
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Self-assessed general health
1.2.1 General health
1.3 Long-term conditions
1.3.1 Long-term conditions
1.4 Psychosocial health
1.4.1 GHQ12 Scores
1.5 Cardiovascular disease
1.5.1 CVD and diabetes

Chapter 2: Alcohol Consumption and Smoking
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Alcohol consumption
2.2.1 Policy context
2.2.2 Data collection issues
2.2.3 Consumption in Scotland and England
2.3 Smoking
2.3.1 Policy context
2.3.2 Smoking prevalence

Chapter 3: Diet, Physical Activity and Obesity
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 Scotland
3.1.2 England
3.1.3 Northern Ireland
3.2 Fruit and vegetable consumption
3.2.1 Number of portions consumed in Scotland and England
3.3 Physical activity
3.3.1 Data collection
3.3.2 Proportions meeting the physical activity recommendations in Scotland and England
3.4 Overweight and obesity
3.4.1 Measuring body mass index ( BMI)
3.4.2 BMI in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland

Appendix A: Questionnaire Wording