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Scottish Health Survey Topic Report 2011 - Equality Groups

The Scottish Health Survey topic report on equality groups has been published. The report includes data on health behaviours and health characteristics broken down by the following equality groups: gender, age, ethnic group, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

By combining survey data from four consecutive years (2008-2011), more in-depth analysis of minority groups with small populations is possible. This report represents an important step forward in the availability of data on equality groups in Scotland.

Key findings

  • Men had a more positive view of their general health and reported higher mental wellbeing than women.
  • There was a strong association between disability, poor self-assessed health and low mental wellbeing.
  • Men participated more in sport and were more likely to meet the physical activity recommendations than women.
  • Muslims had low levels of sport and physical activity whilst those with no religious faith were the most likely to meet the physical activity recommendations.
  • Disabled people were less likely to participate in physical activity and sport.


The full report can be downloaded below.


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