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Scottish Health Survey (SHeS)


Scottish Executive Health Department

Subject Keywords: Information on the health and health-related behaviours of Scottish people living in private households.
Topic: Obesity
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)
Chronic Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Dataset
Region: Scotland

Closely modelled on the Health Survey for England, the Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) is commissioned by the Scottish Executive Health Department. The survey has been carried out in 1995, 1998 and 2003 by the National Centre for Social Research (which also carries out the Health Survey for England). The Scottish Health Survey provides reliable information on the health and health-related behaviours of people living in private households. Among the Surveys’ aims are to estimate the prevalence of a range of health conditions and to monitor progress towards Scottish health and dietary targets. The survey began in 1995 with a survey of adults aged 16-64. The 1998 survey also included children aged 2-15 and adults aged 65-74 for the first time. The 2003 survey did not have any age limits and included children from 0 upwards and adults aged 16+. This survey does not have a Northern Ireland Component.



Rights: © Scottish Executive
Suggested citation:

Scottish Executive Health Department. (1995) Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 19th September 2019].


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