Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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References and notes

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4. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Non-pharmaceutical management of depression. A national clinical guideline. SIGN guideline no. 114. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2010.

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6. Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health. Geneva: World Health Organisation, 2010.

7. Start Active, Stay Active - A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers. (web only). UK Department of Health, July 2011.

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9. Foster C and Allender S. 2012. Costing the burden of ill health related to physical inactivity for Scotland. British Heart Foundation Research Group report for SPARColl. NHS Health Scotland.

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12. Health Analytical Services Scottish Government and Information and Statistics Division, NHS National Services Scotland. Indicators to Monitor Progress of the Obesity Route Map. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2011.

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15. Giving Children and Young People a Sporting Chance, Scottish Government, June 2014.

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18. A More Active Scotland - Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games. Scottish Government, February 2014.

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20. Let's Get Scotland Walking - the National Walking Strategy. Scottish Government, June 2014.

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22. The questions used in the survey since 1998 are based on the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey, a major study of physical activity among the adult population in England carried out in 1990. For further details see: Health Education Authority. Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. Health Education Authority and Sports Council, London. 1992

23. Bromley C. Chapter 6: Physical Activity. In Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S and Sharp C (eds.) Scottish Health Survey 2012 - Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2013.

24. The questions on child physical activity included in SHeS since 1998 are based on the 1997 Health Survey for England (HSE) children's physical activity module.

25. Hinchliffe S. Chapter 6: Physical Activity. In: In Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S and Sharp C (eds.) Scottish Health Survey 2013 - Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2014.

26. While this question was reported on only for people who had not done any sport in the previous four weeks, they might have been active via other means (other than sport), such as walking or in their work, hence it is plausible for them to think that they already did enough activity.


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