An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland
Official and National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics at http://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/code-of-practice-for-official-statistics.pdf. Both undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs and are produced free from any political interference.
Statistics assessed, or subject to assessment, by the UK Statistics Authority carry the National Statistics label, a stamp of assurance that the statistics have been produced and explained to high standards and that they serve the public good.
Further information about Official and National Statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website at www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN GROUP
To provide relevant and reliable information, analysis and advice that meet the needs of government, business and the people of Scotland.
For more information on the Statistician Group, please see the Scottish Government website at www.scotland.gov.uk/statistics
Correspondence and enquiries
Enquiries on this publication should be addressed to:
Carrie GrahamHealth Analytical Services Division
B-R St Andrew's House
Telephone: 0131 244 2368
Fax: 0131 244 2589
General enquiries on Scottish Government statistics can be addressed to:Office of the Chief Statistician
4N.06, St Andrews House
Telephone: (0131) 244 0442
Further contact details, e-mail addresses and details of previous and forthcoming publications can be found on the Scottish Government Website at www.scotland.gov.uk/statistics
Complaints and suggestions
If you are not satisfied with our service, please write to the Chief Statistician, 4N.06, St Andrews House, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG, Telephone: (0131) 244 0302, e-mail email@example.com. We also welcome any comments or suggestions that would help us to improve our standards of service.
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