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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort


Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 1995-2016 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 4,323  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment >0   
Gender Male and Female 

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population in private households and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland.
The series aims to:
• estimate the occurrence of particular health conditions
• estimate the prevalence of certain risk factors associated with health
• look at differences between regions and between subgroups of the population
• monitor trends in the population’s health over time
• make a major contribution to monitoring progress towards health targets

Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name Scottish Government 
Principal Investiator (PI)  
Contact email [email protected] 
Contact phone number Julie Landsberg 0131 244 2368Andrew Paterson 0131 244 3201Scott Jackson 0131 244 4098 
Address Analytical Services (HD)
Population Health (ASD Health)
Basement Rear, St. Andrews House
Regent Road
EH1 3DG 
Funders (Core support) Scottish Government 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood, Saliva, Urine
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: N/A
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