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A collection of documents relating to the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS). This Survey 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.
The main topics included in the survey are:
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
alcohol and drinking experiences
biological measurements (including Body Mass Index)
cardiovascular disease and use of services
dental health and services
discrimination and harassment
prescribed medicines and drug coding
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)
stress at work
Not all topics are included in the survey every year.
Scottish Health Survey dashboard
This dashboard summarises key indicators for Scotland (2008-2021) and NHS health board and local authority areas for combined years 2012-2015, 2013-2016, 2014-2017, 2015-2018, 2016-2019 and 2017-2021.
The latest local area results are now published in the Scottish Health Survey dashboard. Figures for previous years (2012-2015, 2013-2016, 2014-2017) have been revised and are available for all health boards and local authorities in the dashboard.
This was the first step in reviewing the survey content. A report summarising the review responses was published on 11 April 2023. The results of the review will be discussed with project board members and any changes, additions or removal of questions or physical measures from the survey will be agreed. A further report will be published to summarise the changes to the survey as a result of the review process.