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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

References and notes

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2 Brown WJ, Bauman AE, Bull FC, Burton NW. Development of Evidence-based Physical Activity Recommendations for Adults (18-64 years). Report prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health, August 2012.$File/DEB-PAR-Adults-18-64years.pdf

3 Royal College of Psychiatrists. Physical Activity and Mental Health. Online. 2012.

4 Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Non-pharmaceutical management of depression. A national clinical guideline. SIGN guideline no. 114. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2010.

5 Burns, H. and Murray, A. (2012) Creating Health Through Physical Activity. BJSM, ), 1-2.

6 Gow, A. (2012) Neuroprotective lifestyles and the ageing brain: activity, atrophy and white matter integrity. Neurology, 79 (17) 1802-8

7 Start Active, Stay Active - A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries' Chief Medical Officers. (web only). UK Department of Health, July 2011.

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12 A More Active Scotland - Building a Legacy from the Commonwealth Games. Scottish Government, February 2014.

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14 Let‟s Get Scotland Walking - the National Walking Strategy. Scottish Government, June 2014.

15 Health Analytical Services Scottish Government and Information and Statistics Division, NHS National Services Scotland. Indicators to Monitor Progress of the Obesity Route Map. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2011.

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18 Giving Children and Young People a Sporting Chance, Scottish Government, June 2014.

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21 The questions used in the survey since 1998 are based on the Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey, a major study of physical activity among the adult population in England carried out in 1990. For further details see: Health Education Authority. Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey. Health Education Authority and Sports Council, London. 1992

22 Bromley C. Chapter 6: Physical Activity. In Rutherford L, Hinchliffe S and Sharp C (eds.) Scottish Health Survey 2012 - Volume 1: Main Report. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 2013.

23 The questions on child physical activity included in SHeS since 1998 are based on the 1997 Health Survey for England (HSE) children's physical activity module.


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