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The Scottish Health Survey 2021: summary report

Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2021 report.

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Chapter 10 Accidents

In 2021, the proportion of adults who reported having at least one accident in the previous 12 months has not changed since 2015.

In 2019/2021 combined, men in the younger age groups were more likely than women to have had an accident in the previous 12 months.

The proportion of children reporting one or more accidents during the previous 12 months in 2021 was lower than in previous years.

In 2019/2021 combined, accidents were most common among 14 to 15 year old children, with boys more likely to have had an accident in the last 12 months than girls.

In 2019/2021 combined, the most common cause of accident was a fall, slip or trip for both adults and children who had one or more accidents in the last 12 months. Below are the top five reasons for accidents.

Footnotes

1 WEMWBS scores range from 14 to 70. Higher scores indicate greater wellbeing.

2 GHQ-12 scores range from 0 to 12. Scores of 4 or more are indicative of a possible psychiatric disorder.

3 WEMWBS scores range from 14 to 70. Higher scores indicate greater wellbeing.

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Email: scottishhealthsurvey@gov.scot

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