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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 consultation on the Scottish Health Survey questionnaire content (from 2018 onwards) closed on the 17th October. An analysis of the consultation responses will be published shortly.

National results for 2015, as well as 2012-2015 health board figures, have now been published. 

The 2015 data is now available for download from the UK Data Service

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 cover2015 Main Report- The latest Scottish Health Survey main report

2015 Summary Report- A short summary of the latest findings

2015 Supplementary Web Tables- Additional tables to those included in the main report

2015 Technical Report- A detailed desciption of the survey methodology

Health Board Results- Selected indicators based on 2012-2015 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 2015 report include the following:

 SHeS mental wellbeing logo    Alcohol consumption    Smoking

 Diet    Physical activity    Obesity
Other topics which feature in SHeS 2015 include General Health & Multiple Conditions, Dental Health, Cardiovascular Disease & Diabetes, and Accidents.