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 2017 report presents statistics on general health, long-term conditions and cardiovascular diseases, mental wellbeing, dental health and services, alcohol, smoking, diet, physical activity, obesity and gambling.
Key findings from the report include:
- the proportion of adults smoking in Scotland has fallen to 18%, down from 21% in 2016 and 28% in 2003;
- around two-thirds (65%) of adults in Scotland were overweight, including 29% who were obese;
- 24% of adults drank at hazardous or harmful levels in 2017, down from 34% in 2003.
The report is available on the Scottish Government website
Source: Scottish Government, 25 September 2018