The Scottish Health Survey 2008

The Scottish Health Survey 2008


1. Further information on the Scottish Health Survey review and recommendations adopted as a result of the review can be found on the Scottish Government SHeS website:

2. ScotCen is part of the National Centre for Social Research.

3. Source: GROS Registration Data. [online] Available from:

4. Analysis of the 2003 data by health region were subsequently published on the Scottish Government's survey website.

5. A dwelling unit is defined as a living space with its own front door - this can be either a street door or a door within a house or block of flats.

6. The SHeS 2008 questionnaire consultation recommendations report can be found at:

7. The household reference person ( HRP) is defined as the householder (a person in whose name the property is owned or rented) with the highest income. If there is more than one householder and they have equal income, then the household reference person is the eldest.

8. Source: General Register Office for Scotland (GROS).

9. Full details of the NS-SEC classification can be found at:

10. Goldthorpe, J.H. (1997) 'The 'Goldthorpe' class schema: some observations on conceptual and operational issues in relation to the ESRC review of government social classifications' in D. Rose and K. O'Reilly (eds). Constructing Classes: Towards a New Social Classification for the UK. Swindon: ESRC/ ONS.

11. Goldthorpe, J.H. (with C. Llewellyn) (1980/1987) Social Mobility and Class Structure in Modern Britain. Oxford: Clarendon.


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