Scottish Health Survey: content review

Review of the topics and questions included in the Scottish Health Survey, which will be used to inform the content of the survey from 2024 onwards.

1. Introduction

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) series was established in 1995 to provide data about the health of the population living in private households in Scotland. It was repeated in 1998 and 2003 and has been carried out annually since 2008, with some interviewing being undertaken by telephone in 2020 and throughout the 2021 survey due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The usual mode of in-home interviewing resumed in May 2022.

This review aims to assess the current content of the survey to inform decisions on the 2024 survey onwards. It does not include a review of the survey methodology. The current questions for each topic can be found in the supporting documents section.



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