Scottish Health Survey - topic report: physical activity

This report presents findings from a study into the demographic, socioeconomic and health and lifestyle factors associated with meeting the adult physical activity guidelines in the Scottish population and whether the change in physical activity guidelines in 2011 affected the factors associated with meeting the guidelines. It also presents results from an investigation in to the factors associated with taking part in activity in the different domains that make up total physical activity.

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Abbreviations used in the report

BMI Body mass index
CMO Chief Medical Officer
DIY Do it yourself
GDP Gross Domestic Product
LLI Long term limiting illness
MVPA Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity
NCD Non-communicable diseases
PAIP Physical Activity Implementation Plan
SHeS Scottish Health Survey
SIGN Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
UN United Nations
WEMWEBS Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale
WHO World Health Organisation


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