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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21. Adults aged 20 and over were asked about their alcohol consumption and smoking status during the face to face interview. For those aged 16 and 17 information was collected in a self-completion questionnaire, offering more privacy and reducing the likelihood of them concealing behaviour in front of other household members. At the interviewer's discretion, those aged 18 and 19 could answer the questions either face to face or via the self-completion booklet.

22. The definition of current smoker used in this report excludes cigar and pipe use, though this information is collected in the survey.

23. See endnote 21 for details of how the questions were asked. The questions about quit attempts and desire to quit not asked in the self-completion (space constraints).

24. Some of the items in the eating habits module have a longer time series, starting in 1995 or 1998, but a number of changes made over the years mean that the most consistent data are for the 2008-onwards period.

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27. As these figures are based only on current smokers, they represent the prevalence of unsuccessful quit attempts.

28. Some activity was defined as: 60-149 mins/week of moderate physical activity, 30-74 mins/week vigorous physical activity, or an equivalent combination of these; low activity was defined as: 30-59 mins/week of moderate physical activity, 15-29 mins/week vigorous physical activity or an equivalent combination of these.


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