The 1995 Scottish Health Survey was the first of a series of surveys designed to make a major contribution to monitoring progress towards the health targets set out in 1992 in Health Education on Scotland: A National Policy Statement and towards the dietary targets announced in 1994. Initially conducted every three years, the survey is now annual.
The aims of the SHeS are to:
Repeated cross-sectional study: First of a series of studies due to be repeated every 3 years.
For further information including: survey design and content; data, documentation and analysis visit the Scottish Government's Scottish Health Survey website.
The continuous Scottish Health Survey began in January 2008 and is running continuously from 2008 - 2011. There is no commitment to continue after that as yet.
Users must register with the UKDS before accessing data files.