The Scottish Health Survey is an important survey carried out by the Scottish Government. This provides a detailed picture of the health of the Scottish population and is designed to make a major contribution to the monitoring of health in Scotland. Around 6,000 people take part in the survey each year. This provides the government with data on mental wellbeing, alcohol consumption, physical activity, smoking, diet, obesity, long term conditions and other valuable data to allow them to forward plan for identifying gaps in health services provision and for identifying which groups are at particular risk of future ill-health.
More information about the survey can be found at Scottish Health Survey