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United Kingdom - Scottish Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey 2008-2009 - UK Data Service

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General Info
Geography 
Scotland
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
09/2008 - 02/2009
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Facility (non-health)
  • Individual
Summary 

This survey is the latest in a time series established in 1982 which provides national estimates of the proportion of young people ages 16 and under who smoke, drink alcohol and/or take illegal drugs. An equivalent survey was also conducted in England.

Surveys have been conducted biennially, apart from 1988, when there was no survey. Initially, the survey covered cigarette smoking prevalence and smoking behavior. The focus was widened in 1990 to include alcohol consumption. Questions about illegal drugs were introduced in 1988.

Citation
Publisher 
Publication year 
2013
Suggested citation 

NHS National Services Scotland. Information Services Division, Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey, 2008 [computer file]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], August 2013. SN: 7374, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7374-1.