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Scottish Health Survey

Have you been selected for interview and want to know what this involves?

Click here for general information about the survey

A video has also been made to illustrate the wide range of uses of the health survey. It can be viewed on Vimeo or Youtube.    

Are you looking to use the data, or conduct follow-up research ?

Please refer to the Analyst Help section.  

Latest Updates

The 2012/2013/2014 health board figures have now been published. 

The 2014 data is now available for download from the UK Data Service

The validation study on changes in the waist circumference and blood pressure measurement is now available to download.  

Scottish Health Survey

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland.


SHeS 2013 cover2014 Main Report- The latest Scottish Health Survey main report

2014 Summary Report- A short summary of the latest findings

2014 Supplementary Web Tables- Additional tables to those included in the main report

2014 Technical Report- A detailed desciption of the survey methodology

Health Board Results- Selected indicators based on 2012/2013/2014 data

Survey Documentation- Includes user guides, questionnaires and variable lists

For a full list of publications, including topic reports and results from previous years, please see the Reports and Publications page.  For information on accessing the data or replicating report tables, please see Analyst Help.

Key topics in the 2014 report include the following:

 General health and mental wellbeing    Alcohol consumption    Smoking

 Diet    Physical activity    Obesity
Other topics which featured in SHeS 2014 include Respiratory Health, Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes, and Inequalities in Health Risks.