Scottish Health Survey 2013 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the 2013 Scottish Health Survey, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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29 The question was also included in the 2003 and 2008-11 surveys, as part of the nurse visit, and was followed up with an additional question about the type of supplement taken. The follow-up question was dropped in 2012.


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