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66. The Alcohol Consumption chapters from previous Scottish Health Survey reports are available via the Scottish Government website at <www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Health/scottish-health-survey/Publications>
67. See for example the North West Public Health Observatory's Local Alcohol Profiles for England, which use these definitions - <www.nwph.net/alcohol/lape/>
68. Drummond, C., Deluca, P., Oyefeso, A., Rome, A., Scrafton, S., Rice, P. Scottish Alcohol Needs Assessment. London: Institute of Psychiatry, King's College; 2009.
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70. Reid, S. (2009). Chapter 3: Alcohol consumption. In Bromley, C., Bradshaw, P. and Given, L. [eds.] The 2008 Scottish Health Survey - Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. <www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/09/28102003/0>
71. For participants aged 16 and 17, details on alcohol consumption were collected as part of a special smoking and drinking self-completion questionnaire. Some 18 and 19 year olds also completed the self-completion if the interviewer felt it was appropriate. For all other adult participants, the information was collected as part of the face-to-face interview. The method of estimating consumption follows that originally developed for use in the General Household Survey and is also used in the Health Survey for England. For six types of alcoholic drink (normal strength beer/lager/cider/shandy, strong beer/lager/cider, spirits/liqueurs, fortified wines, wine, and alcoholic soft drinks), participants were asked about how often they had drunk each one in the past twelve months, and how much they had usually drunk on any one day. The amount given to the latter question was converted into units of alcohol, with a unit equal to half a pint of normal strength beer/lager/cider/alcoholic soft drink, a single measure of spirits, one glass of wine, or one small glass of fortified wine. A half pint of strong beer/lager/cider was equal to 1.5 units. The number of units was then multiplied by the frequency to give an estimate of weekly consumption of each type of drink. The frequency multipliers were:
|Drinking frequency||Multiplying factor|
|Almost every day||7.0|
|5 or 6 times a week||5.5|
|3 or 4 times a week||3.5|
|Once or twice a week||1.5|
|Once or twice a month||0.375|
|One every couple months||0.115|
|Once or twice a year||0.029|
The separate consumption figures for each type of drink were rounded to two decimal places and then added together to give an overall weekly consumption figure. The results were then banded, using the same bands as the ones used in the 1995 Scottish Health Survey and in all years of the Health Survey for England. The bandings for men are as follows:
1 Under 1 unit (less than or equal to 0.50 units)
2 1-10 units (over 0.50 units, but less than or equal to 10.00 units)
Over 10-21 units (over 10.00 units, but less than or equal to 21.00 units)
Over 21-35 units (over 21.00 units, but less than or equal to 35.00 units)
Over 35-50 units (over 35.00 units, but less than or equal to 50.00 units)
Over 50 (over 50.00 units)
The bands for women were similar, but with breaks at 7, 14, 21 and 35 units, instead of 10, 21, 35 and 50.
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77. The 2007 Better Health, Better Care action plan for improving health and health care in Scotland set out how NHS Scotland's HEAT performance management system (based around a series of targets against which the performance of its individual Boards are measured) would feed into the Government's overarching objectives. The HEAT targets derive their name from the four strands in the performance framework: the Health Improvement of the population; Efficiency and Governance Improvements; Access to NHS services and waiting times; and Treatment and quality of services.
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114. Note that young people aged 16-18 are treated as adults in SHeS and complete the adult version of the physical activity questionnaire. The different methods used to measure physical activity in adults and children mean that it is not appropriate to combine the data from young people aged 16-18 and those aged 5-15 to provide estimates for the 5-18 age group. The early years recommendations are included for information. The survey does not measure physical activity in children under 2, nor does it ask about children's walking, so the early years recommendations cannot be measured via SHeS.
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116. Home activities: Examples of 'heavy' gardening or DIY work classified as moderate intensity:
Digging, clearing rough ground, building in stone/bricklaying, mowing large areas with a hand mower, felling trees, chopping wood, mixing/laying concrete, moving heavy loads, refitting a kitchen or bathroom or any similar heavy manual work.
Examples of 'heavy' housework classified as moderate intensity:
Walking with heavy shopping for more than 5 minutes, moving heavy furniture, spring cleaning, scrubbing floors with a scrubbing brush, cleaning windows, or other similar heavy housework.
Examples of 'light' gardening or DIY work classified as light intensity:
Hoeing, weeding, pruning, mowing with a power mower, planting flowers/seeds, decorating, minor household repairs, car washing and polishing, car repairs and maintenance.
117. MET levels were assigned using the 2011 update to the Compendium of Physical Activities: Ainsworth, B. E., W. L. Haskell, S. D. Herrmann, N. Meckes, D. R. Bassett Jr., C. Tudor-Locke, J. L. Greer, J. Vezina, M. C. Whitt-Glover, And A. S. Leon. 2011. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: A Second Update of Codes and MET Values. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise. Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 1575-158.
118. Sports and Exercise activities - Intensity:
All occurrences of: squash, football, rugby, hockey, shinty, subaqua, backpacking, fives, kick-boxing, lacrosse, marathon running, polo, racket ball, skipping.
Sports coded as vigorous intensity if they had made the participant breathe heavily or sweaty, but otherwise coded as moderate intensity: running/jogging, cycling, aerobics, keep fit, gymnastics, dance for fitness, weight training, swimming, tennis, badminton, exercises (press-ups, sit-ups etc), hillwalking/rambling, aquarobics, athletics, basketball, netball, canoeing/kayaking, climbing, horse riding, ice skating, martial arts inc Tai Chi, powerboating/jet skiing, rowing, sailing/windsurfing, skateboarding/inline skating, skiing/snowboarding, volleyball, American football, boxing, circuit training, field athletics, hiking, Territorial Army.
See 'vigorous' category b).
All occasions of: bowls, golf, cricket, surfing/ body boarding, table tennis, waterskiing, curling, abseiling/ parasailing, adventure playground, archery, assault course, baseball/softball, battle re-enactment, croquet, diving, dog training, drumming (in a group), fencing, hitting punch sack, juggling, Kabadi, motor sports (i.e. motor-cross, go-karting, etc.), rounders, skirmishing (war games), skittles, snorkelling, sumo wrestling, swing ball, trampolining, weight lifting, wrestling.
Sports coded as moderate intensity if they had made the participant breathe heavily or sweaty, but otherwise coded as light intensity: fishing/ angling, yoga/pilates, walking on a jogging machine/treadmill.
See 'moderate' category c).
All occasions of: snooker/ billiards/ pool, canal cruising (if resp responsible for working locks), darts, post natal exercise, shooting, toning table/bed.
119. For example, if participants' jobs were among a short list of particularly strenuous occupations (including, for example, miners and construction workers) and they described themselves as 'very physically active' at work, then their jobs were classified as involving 'vigorous' activity. Analysis of this method showed that the SOC code information assisted with the classification of work-based activity in only a very small number of cases, and that few people were classified as being vigorously active at work. As the SOC has undergone major revisions since the method was first devised, it was decided to simplify the classification method and base it solely on participants' assessments.
120. We are grateful to Prof Nanette Mutrie (University of Edinburgh), Prof Dawn Skelton (Glasgow Caledonian University) and the Scottish Physical Activity Research Collaboration for providing expert advice on the classification of muscle strengthening and balance improving activities:
Muscle strengthening potential of sporting activities:
Definitely muscle strengthening:
Swimming, athletics, sailing/wind surfing, skiing/snowboarding, horse riding, waterskiing, rowing, canoeing/kayaking, climbing
Potentially muscle strengthening:
Cycling, workout at a gym, aerobics, any other type of dancing, football/rugby, badminton/tennis, squash, exercises, ten pin bowling, yoga/pilates, aquarobics/aquafit, martial arts/tai chi, basketball, netball, lawn bowls, golf, hill walking/rambling, cricket, hockey, curling, ice skating, shinty, surf/body boarding, volleyball
121. Definitely balance improving sporting activities:
Cycling, workout at a gym, aerobics, any other type of dancing, football/rugby, badminton/tennis, squash, horse riding, aquafit/aquaerobics, jet ski, climbing, lawn bowls, golf, hill walking/rambling, yoga/pilates, athletics, basketball, netball, canoeing/kayaking, cricket, hockey, curling, ice skating, martial arts/tai chi, sailing/wind surfing, shinty, surf/body boarding, skiing/snowboarding, ten pin bowling, table tennis, volleyball, waterskiing
122. People in full-time work who said they were very active at work were assigned 1800 minutes (30 hours) per week of moderate activity, part-time workers were assigned 1050 minutes (17.5 hours). These estimates were based on the mean duration of non-sedentary time reported by full-time and part-time workers who were very active at work in the 2012 survey.
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147. These cut-offs differ to those used in the previous surveys. In 1995 and 1998 the normal weight range was defined as 20-25 kg/m2, in 2003 it was changed to 18.5-25 kg/m2. From 2008 onwards the ranges are defined as set out below. This brings the definition in line with WHO recommendations. The impact of the change of definition is very marginal as very few people have a BMI measurement that is exactly 18.5, 25, 30 or 40 kg/m2.
|Underweight||18.5 or under||Less than 18.5|
|Normal weight||Over 18.5 - 25||18.5 to less than 25|
|Overweight||Over 25 - 30||25 to less than 30|
|Obese||Over 30 - 40||30 to less than 40|
|Morbidly obese||Over 40||40+|
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199. The question wording in 2008-2011 was: 'Do you have a long-standing physical or mental condition or disability that has troubled you for at least 12 months, or that is likely to affect you for at least 12 months?' The new wording was introduced as part of the Scottish Government's survey harmonisation process and is being included in SHeS, the Scottish Crime Survey and Scottish Household Survey from 2012 onwards.
200. In some previous SHeS reports, rates for each type were estimated by examining the age of onset of the condition and whether a participant was on insulin therapy at the time of interview. However, with increasing rates of type 2 diabetes in younger age groups, and increasing use of insulin to treat it, this classification method is no longer considered appropriate.
201. It should be noted that in common with the definition used since the 2003 report, diabetes and high blood pressure are not included in this definition of 'any CVD condition' (as they had been in 1995 and 1998), since they are risk factors for CVD.
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209. The BGPS 1999 and 2007 used a paper self-completion booklet to collect data. In 2010, computer-assisted self-completion was used which allowed the questionnaire to have a more complex structure as more follow-up questions could be asked. As the Scottish Health Survey used a paper self-completion, the questionnaire structure and format of the 1999 and 2007 studies was followed.
210. Selection of the most appropriate solution was made based on both statistical and substantive considerations. This included an examination of 'goodness of fit' statistics. Recommended guidelines are that a model which fits the data well should have lower BIC, AIC and AIC3 values, although BIC has been highlighted as the most robust and consistent statistic to consider. Classification error should be low, meaning that the likelihood that someone does not really belong to the group they have been assigned is low, the model should have good stability meaning that it can be replicated and finally the resulting groups should make substantive sense.
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212. This is with the exception of chasing losses which is rated on a scale ranging between 'never' and 'everytime I lost'.
213. Orford J., Wardle H., Griffiths M., Sproston K., Erens B., (2010). PGSI and DSM-IV in the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey: reliability, item response, factor structure and inter-scale agreement. International Gambling Studies 10(1); 31-44.
214. The categorisation and screening of problem and pathological gambling has been reviewed and revised in the recently published DSM V. Main changes made were that the term pathological gambling was replaced with the term 'gambling disorder', that the crime criterion be removed from classification and that the threshold for identifying 'gambling disorders' be dropped from 5 (formerly the threshold for identifying pathological gamblers) to 4. However, the DSM V was not officially released at the time of Scottish Health Survey 2012 fieldwork. Therefore, this chapter uses the standards set by the DSM IV and replicates the scoring methods used in the BGPS series to allow comparisons to be made.
215. Some researchers have recommended that different (lower) thresholds should be used when identifying problem gamblers using the PGSI. However, these recommendations have not been universally accepted and are not currently endorsed by the original developers of the PGSI instrument. Therefore, this chapter uses the thresholds and categorisation recommended by the original developers and replicates the methods used in the BGPS, also allowing comparisons to be made.
216. Students and younger men in particular typically have higher rates of problem gambling, as do those in prison. There is also evidence from other jurisdictions that homeless populations have elevated rates of problem gambling compared with the general population. See Scarfe A. and Wilson, A. (2008). Addressing problem gambling in prisons: Good organisational reasons for programme success or failure. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Gambling and Risk; Shaffer H., Freed C. and Healea D. (2002). Gambling disorders among homeless persons with substance use disorders seeking treatment at a community center. Psychiatric Services 53:1112-1117.
217. In the BGPS, the confidence intervals for these estimates were large as the sample size for Scotland was small. The confidence interval for DSM-IV problem gambling was 0.4%-2.8% and for the PGSI was 0.4%-2.8%. Estimates produced for this study are therefore well within this range and thus in keeping with estimates from the BGPS series.
218. LaPlante, Nelson and Gray have noted similar issues relating to breadth and depth of involvement among internet gamblers. See LaPlante D.A., Nelson S., and Gray H. (in press). Breadth and depth involvement: Understanding internet gambling involvement and its relationship to gambling problems. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
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