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Scottish Health Survey, 2015

Title details

SN: 8100
Title: Scottish Health Survey, 2015
Alternative title: SHeS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8100-1
Series: Scottish Health Survey [Scottish Health Survey, 1995-]
Depositor: ScotCen Social Research
Principal investigator(s): ScotCen Social Research
Sponsor(s): Scottish Government
Other acknowledgements: The Medical Research Council/Chief Scientist Office (MRC/CSO) Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow; the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh; and the Public Health Nutrition Research Group, University of Aberdeen.

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ScotCen Social Research. (2016). Scottish Health Survey, 2015. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8100, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8100-1

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Subject Categories

General - Health
Mental health - Health
Nutrition - Health
Physical fitness and exercise - Health
Specific diseases and medical conditions - Health

Abstract

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The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) series was established in 1995. Commissioned by the Scottish Government Health Directorates, the series provides regular information on aspects of the public's health and factors related to health which cannot be obtained from other sources. The SHeS series was designed to:
  • estimate the prevalence of particular health conditions in Scotland;
  • estimate the prevalence of certain risk factors associated with these health conditions and to document the pattern of related health behaviours;
  • look at differences between regions and between subgroups of the population in the extent of their having these particular health conditions or risk factors, and to make comparisons with other national statistics for Scotland and England;
  • monitor trends in the population's health over time;
  • make a major contribution to monitoring progress towards health targets.
Each survey in the series includes a set of core questions and measurements (height and weight and, if applicable, blood pressure, waist circumference, urine and saliva samples), plus modules of questions on specific health conditions that vary from year to year. Each year the core sample has also been augmented by an additional boosted sample for children. Since 2008 NHS Health Boards have also had the opportunity to boost the number of adult interviews carried out in their area.

The Scottish Government Scottish Health Survey webpages contain further information about the series, including latest news and publications.

Main Topics:
The Scottish Health Survey, 2015 was the eleventh survey in the series. Topics covered included household composition, demographics (including ethnicity, religion, educational background and economic activity), general health including caring, cardiovascular disease, use of health services, respiratory disease and asthma, physical activity, sedentary activity, barriers and motivations to exercise, eating habits, fruit and veg consumption, vitamins and supplements, smoking and drinking, dental health, social capital, discrimination and harassment, stress at work, and a second stage follow-up visit from a survey nurse to collect biological samples and anthropometric measurements.

The study also includes combined datasets covering 2013/15, 2014/15 and 2012/13/14/15. They contain information from the household questionnaires, main individual schedules, self-completions and the biological modules (where applicable). The combined datasets have been provided to give a larger base for analysis of variables from the biological module. The individual year datasets should be used for analysis of individual years, including comparison between years.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: January 2015 - February 2016
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Health Boards
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Adults aged 16 and over and children aged 0-15 years living in private households in Scotland during 2015.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 8,689 households; 6,418 individuals. The combined 2013-2015 file includes 13,150 cases, the combined 2014-2015 file includes 12,745 cases, and the combined 2012/13/14/15 file includes 26,079 cases.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Self-completion; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
CAPI
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Thesaurus search on keywords

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ABUSEACCIDENTSADVICE
AEROBIC EXERCISEAGEALCOHOL USE
ALCOHOLIC DRINKSALCOHOLISMALLERGIES
ANTHROPOMETRIC DATAANXIETYASTHMA
BALL GAMESBEVERAGESBIRTH CONTROL METHODS
BLOODBREAST-FEEDINGBRONCHIAL DISEASES
BUILDING MAINTENANCEBULLYINGCANCER PREVENTION
CANCERCARDIOVASCULAR DISEASESCARE OF DEPENDANTS
CAREGIVERSCARSCAUSES OF DEATH
CEREAL PRODUCTSCEREALSCERVICAL CANCER
CHILD BEHAVIOURCHILDRENCLINICAL TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS
COHABITINGCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATIONCOMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES
CONCENTRATIONCONFECTIONERYCONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES
COUGHINGCYCLINGDAIRY PRODUCTS
DEATHDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDECISION MAKING
DENTAL DISEASESDENTAL HEALTHDENTAL TREATMENT
DEPRESSIONDIABETESDIARRHOEA
DIET AND EXERCISEDISABILITIESDISCRIMINATION
DISEASESDRUG USEECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL CERTIFICATESEMOTIONAL STATES
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENTETHNIC GROUPS
EXAMINATIONSEYE DISEASESFAMILIES
FAMILY MEMBERSFATHER'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSFATHERS
FISH (AS FOOD)FOOD POISONINGFOOD SUPPLEMENTS
FREQUENCYFRUITFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
GARDENINGGENDERGENERAL PRACTITIONERS
HAEMATOLOGIC DISEASESHEADACHESHEADS OF HOUSEHOLD
HEALTH ADVICEHEALTH CONSULTATIONSHEALTH PROFESSIONALS
HEALTH RISKSHEALTH SERVICESHEALTH
HEART DISEASESHEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
HOSPITAL WAITING LISTSHOSPITALIZATIONHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEWORKHOUSING BENEFITS
HOUSING CONDITIONSHOUSING TENUREILL HEALTH
IMMUNIZATIONINCOMEINCOME-RELATED BENEFITS
INJURIESINTERPERSONAL CONFLICTINTERPERSONAL TRUST
JOB HUNTINGJOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCELANDLORDS
LEGUMESLIFE SATISFACTIONLIFE STYLES
LUNG DISEASESMANAGERSMARITAL STATUS
MEATMEDICAL CAREMEDICAL DIAGNOSIS
MEDICAL EXAMINATIONSMEDICAL HISTORYMEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS
MEDICINAL DRUGSMENTAL HEALTHMILK
MOTHER'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSMOTHERSMOTOR PROCESSES
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASESNATIONAL IDENTITYNEIGHBOURS
OBESITYOCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSPAIN
PARENTSPART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPASSIVE SMOKING
PATIENTSPHYSICAL ACTIVITIESPHYSICAL FITNESS
PHYSICAL MOBILITYPHYSICIANSPOTATOES
POULTRYPREGNANCYPRIVATE HEALTH SERVICES
PRIVATE PENSIONSQUALIFICATIONSRACKET GAMES
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASESRESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS
RUNNINGRURAL AREASSALT
SAVINGSSAVOURY SNACKSSCOTLAND
SELF-EMPLOYEDSELF-ESTEEMSELF-HARM
SEXUAL BEHAVIOURSEXUAL HEALTHSEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES
SICK LEAVESMOKING CESSATIONSMOKING
SOCIAL CAPITALSOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL INTERACTION
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SUPPORTSOFT DRINKS
SPORTSPORTING EVENTSSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS
STRESS (PSYCHOLOGICAL)SUGARSUICIDE
SUPERVISORSSURGERYSWIMMING
SYMPTOMSTEETHTIME
TOBACCOTOP MANAGEMENTTRUST
UNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSURBAN AREAS
VASCULAR DISEASESVEGETABLESVITAMINS
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATESWALKINGWATER SPORTS
WEIGHT (PHYSIOLOGY)WEIGHT LIFTINGWORKING CONDITIONS
WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 08 December 2016
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Combined Dataset User Guide, 2012 - 2015 8100_shes12131415_user_guide.pdf 185
Combined Dataset User Guide, 2014 - 2015 8100_shes1415_user_guide.pdf 189
Project Instructions, 2015 8100_shes15_project_instructions.pdf 3364
Questionnaires and Showcards, 2015 8100_shes15_questionnaire_documentation.pdf 3396
Dataset Documentation, 2015 8100_shes_2015_dataset_documentation.pdf 2267
User Guide, 2015 8100_shes_2015_user_guide.pdf 240
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_8100_Information.htm 6
READ File read8100.htm 10

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Dong, W. and Erens, B. (eds) (1997) Scottish Health Survey 1995 volume I : findings Edinburgh: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-495847-5.

Dong, W. and Erens, B. (eds) (1997) Scottish Health Survey 1995 volume II : technical report Edinburgh: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-495847-5.

Shaw, A., McMunn, A. and Field, J. (eds.) (2000) The Scottish Health Survey 1998: volume 1: findings and volume 2: technical report, Edinburgh: The Stationery Office.

Bromley, C., Sproston, K., and Shelton, N. (eds) (2005) The Scottish Health Survey: volumes 1 - 4, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive. ISBN 0755947827.

Bromley, C. Given, L. and Ormston, R. (eds.) (2010) The Scottish Health Survey, 2009, Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Bromley, C. Given, L. and Ormston, R. (eds.) (2010) Knowledge, attitudes and motivations to health: a module of the Scottish Health Survey 2008 and 2009, Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

Bromley, C., and Given, L. (eds.) (2011) The Scottish Health Survey 2010, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. The full report, and a set of further tables with selected results for topics not covered in the report, is available on the Scottish Government website (see link below).

Bromley, C., and Given, L. (eds.) (2012) The Scottish Health Survey 2011, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. The full report, and a set of further tables with selected results for topics not covered in the report, is available on the Scottish Government website (see link below).

Rutherford, L. Hinchliffe, S. Sharp, C. (eds.), (2013) The Scottish Health Survey 2012, Edinburgh: Scottish Government. The full report, technical report and a set of further tables with selected results for topics not covered in the report, are available on the SHeS webpages - see link below.

Publications based on the SHeS may be found on the Scottish Government SHeS Publications webpage.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Webster,D., Brown,J., Macdonald, E.B. and Turok, I. (2013) 'The interaction of health, labour market conditions, and long-term sickness benefit claims in a post-industrial city: a Glasgow case study’, in C. Lindsay and D. Houston (eds.), Disability benefits, welfare reform and employment policy, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter 7, pp.111-133. ISBN 9780230349940.

Strain, T., Fitzsimons, C., Foster, C., Mutrie, N., Townsend, N. and Kelly, P. (2016) 'Age-related comparisons by sex in the domains of aerobic physical activity for adults in Scotland', Preventive Medicine Reports, 3, pp.90-97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.12.013

Strain, T., Fitzsimons, C., Kelly, P. and Mutrie, N. (2016) 'The forgotten guidelines: cross-sectional analysis of participation in muscle strengthening and balance and co-ordination activities by adults and older adults in Scotland', BMC Public Health, 16(1), p.1108. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3774-6

Strain, T., Kelly, P., Mutrie, N. and Fitzsimons, C. (2017) 'Differences by age and sex in the sedentary time of adults in Scotland', Journal of Sports Sciences, 1-10. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1339904

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