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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Many thanks to the Evidence Sub Group of the National Strategic Group for Sport and Physical Activity and colleagues within the Scottish Government for the comments on earlier drafts of this report. In particular, thanks to Professor Nanette Mutrie of the University of Edinburgh; Neil Craig and Graeme Scobie of NHS Health Scotland; Craig Kellock and Julie Landsberg from Health Analytical Services and Catherine Bromley.


Email: Niamh O'Connor

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