Methods and indicators
The 2012-2015 results include health board data for the following topics:
- Self-assessed general health
- WEMWBS mean scores
- General Health Questionnaire ( GHQ-12) scores
- Long-term illness
- Alcohol consumption- weekly drinking guidelines
- Alcohol consumption- mean weekly units
- Smoking behaviour
- Fruit and vegetable consumption- by category
- Fruit and vegetable consumption- mean daily portions
- Physical activity
- Cardiovascular ( CVD) conditions
Figures are presented by health board for males, females and all adults aged 16 or over. Upper and lower 95% confidence intervals ( CIs) are also shown for each estimate, and have also been included in column charts which present results for all adults by board. It is important to consider the CIs when interpreting results, particularly for smaller boards where intervals are likely to be wider.
The Summary of Results section describes where results for any health board differ significantly from the Scotland average.
As the population age profile varies by health board, and age is strongly associated with health outcomes and behaviours, figures by health board are not directly comparable with each other. These results are primarily intended to represent the populations in each health board area.
More information about each of the topics can be found in the latest SHeS Main Report.