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United Kingdom - Scottish Health Survey 2013-2014 - UK Data Service


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2013 - 02/2014
Series or system 
United Kingdom - Scottish Health Survey (SHeS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview

The Scottish Government utilizes the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) to evaluate and monitor the health of its citizens. First conducted in 1995, the SHeS has been carried out continuously since 2008. In the first stage of each survey, data are collected through face-to-face interviews with adults ages 16+ and children ages 0-15 in private households. A set of core questions is used every year in the adult questionnaire, though rotating modules of additional questions are used for different sub-samples of this population. The same questions are used each year for the child interview. Biological samples and physical measurements are collected in the survey's second stage.

For the 2013-2014 SHeS, 9,396 households and 6,733 individuals were sampled. The survey covered general health, respiratory symptoms and asthma, physical activity, eating habits, tobacco and alcohol use, prescription drug use, and anxiety and depression.

Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Animal injuries, Anthropometry, Antihypertensive drugs, Anxiety disorders, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, Birth control pills, Blood disorders, Blood glucose, Blood pressure, Blood tests, Body mass index, Burns, COPD, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Cardiovascular surgical procedures, Child anthropometry, Cholesterol, Cholesterol tests, Chronic kidney diseases, Chronic respiratory diseases, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Dental care, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Diet, Digestive diseases, Disability, Education, Emergency contraception, Employment, Endocrine disorders, Secondhand smoke, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, FFQ, Falls, Female infertility, Fish, Folic acid supplements, Fruits and vegetables, Glomerular filtration rate, Headache, Health care access, Health care use, Health status, Height, Hemoglobin, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hypertension, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, IUDs, Income, Infectious diseases, Injectable contraceptives, Insulin, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Ischemic heart disease, Male infertility, Maternal anthropometry, Menopause, Mental and behavioral disorders, Mental health diagnostic interview, Mental health symptoms, Musculoskeletal diseases, Neurological conditions, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational injuries, Oral conditions, Oral hygiene, Pain, Parental survival, Physical activity, Poisonings, Pregnancy, Processed foods, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, Respiratory function tests, Road traffic injuries, Self-inflicted injuries, Sense organ diseases, Sexual abstinence, Sexual sterilization, Skin diseases, Spermicides, Stroke, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Unintentional injuries, Unipolar depressive disorders, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Urine tests, Weight, Working conditions