Scottish Health Survey - topic report: The Glasgow Effect

Topic report in the Scottish Health Survey series investigating the existence of

References and Notes

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8. Hanlon, P., Walsh, D., Whyte, B. Let Glasgow Flourish, The Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2008.

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12. Bromley, C., Given, L. and Ormston, R. [eds.] The 2009 Scottish Health Survey Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh, Scottish Government:

13. Bromley, C., Given, L. and Ormston, R. [eds.] The 2009 Scottish Health Survey Volume 2: Technical Report. Edinburgh, Scottish Government:

14. There are only 76 participants aged 16 plus and over who do not know how many cigarettes they smoke a day.

15. The CAGE questionnaire contains six statements:

  • I have felt that I ought to cut down on my drinking
  • I have felt ashamed or guilty about my drinking
  • People have annoyed me by criticising my drinking
  • I have found that my hands were shaking in the morning after drinking the previous night
  • I have had a drink first thing in the morning to steady my nerves or get rid of a hangover
  • There have been occasions when I felt that I was unable to stop drinking

16. FAQ: What are pseudo R-squareds? UCLA: Academic Technology Services, Statistical Consulting Group. (accessed September 27, 2010).

17. Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale ( WEMWBS), User Guide Version 1, Stewart-Brown, Sarah and Janmohamed, Kulsum, edited by Jane Parkinson, NHS Health Scotland, 2008

18. Tennant, R., Hiller, L., Fishwick, R., Platt, S., Stephen, J., Weich, S., Parkison, J., Secker, J., & Stewart-Brown, S. (2007). The Warwick- Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale ( WEMWBS): development and UK validation. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 16(9): 606-613

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24. Gray L. and Leyland A. (2009) Is the "Glasgow Effect" of cigarette smoking explained by socio-economic status?: A multilevel analysis, BMC Public Health, 9:245-252

25. Gray L. and Leyland A. (2009) A multilevel analysis of diet and socio-economic status in Scotland: investigating the 'Glasgow Effect', Public Health Nutrition, 12: 1351-1358

26. Kuh, D., Ben-Shlomo, Y., - aff-2#aff-2 Lynch, J., Hallqvist, J., Power, C. Life course epidemiology, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2003;57:778-783

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