The Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report: Older People's Health

DescriptionTopic report on Older People's Health from the Scottish Health Survey series
ISBN9781780454986
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2011
Website Publication DateNovember 29, 2011

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A National Statistics Publication for ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78045 498 6 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2042 1613
DPPAS 12197

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Contents

Editors' Acknowledgements

Introduction

Notes to Tables

Chapter 1: General and Mental Health
1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 The health of older people
1.1.2 Factors affecting general and mental health
1.1.3 Policy
1.2 Methods
1.2.1 General Health
1.2.2 Mental Health
1.3 Results
1.3.1 Self-assessed General Health
1.3.2 Long-term conditions
1.3.3 GHQ12 scores
1.3.4 WEMWBS mean score

Chapter 2: Lifestyle Behaviours
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Alcohol
2.1.2 Smoking
2.1.3 Diet
2.1.4 Physical activity
2.2 Results
2.2.1 Alcohol
2.2.2 Smoking
2.2.3 Diet
2.2.4 Physical activity

Chapter 3: Obesity
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Results
3.2.1 Response to anthropometric measurements by age and sex
3.2.2 Prevalence of overweight and obesity by age and sex
3.2.3 Prevalence of raised waist-hip ratio ( WHR) and waist circumference ( WC)
3.2.4 Health risk category with overweight, obesity and waist circumference

Chapter 4: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Hypertension
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Results
4.2.1 Cardiovascular disease
4.2.2 Diabetes
4.2.3 Hypertension
4.2.4 Factors associated with having cardiovascular disease

Chapter 5: Health and Social Care
5.1 Introduction
5.1.1 Care provision
5.1.2 Health-seeking behaviour
5.2 Results
5.2.1 Provision of care
5.2.2 Health-seeking behaviour

Chapter 6: Discussion
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Self-rated physical health
6.3 Mental health
6.4 Lifestyles and disease risk factors
6.5 Disease
6.6 Healthcare
6.6.1 Health-seeking behaviour
6.6.2 Detection and treatment of disease in older people
6.7 Provision of care
6.8 Ageing well

Appendix A: Glossary

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Table List

Table 1.1 Self-assessed general health, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 1.2 Estimated odds ratios for factors associated with bad/very bad self-assessed general health, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by associated risk factors and sex
Table 1.3 Prevalence of long-term conditions, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 1.4 Rate of reported long term conditions per 1000 adults, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 1.5GHQ12 scores, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 1.6WEMWBS scores, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 1.7 Estimated odds ratios for factors associated with poor wellbeing score, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by associated risk factors and sex

Table 2.1 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.2 Estimated alcohol consumption on heaviest drinking day in last week, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.3 Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.4 Prevalence of smoking, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.5 Cigarette consumption among current smokers, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.6 Prevalence of fruit and vegetable consumption, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.7 Summary physical activity levels, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 2.8 Participation in different activities in the past 4 weeks, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex

Table 3.1 Adult response to anthropometric measurements (height, weight, BMI and waist/hip), 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 3.2 Adult body mass index (BMI), 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 3.3 Mean and raised waist-hip ratio ( WHR) and waist circumference ( WC), 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 3.4 Health risk category associated with overweight and obesity based on BMI and WC, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex

Table 4.1 Prevalence of CVD conditions (ever), including any CVD, IHD, and IHD or stroke, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 4.2 Prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes and of any CVD or diabetes, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 4.3 Glycated haemoglobin level in people without doctor-diagnosed diabetes, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 4.4 Blood pressure level, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 4.5 Estimated odds ratios for any CVD, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by associated risk factors and sex

Table 5.1 Provision of care to anyone inside or outside home, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 5.2 Provision of care to anyone inside or outside home, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile and sex
Table 5.3GP consultations in last 2 weeks and estimated mean number of consultations per year, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 5.4 Blood pressure measurements, 2008 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 5.5 Prevalence of currently taking prescribed medication, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex
Table 5.6 Prevalence of currently taking prescribed medication, 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation quintile and sex

Editors:

Catherine Bromley 1 and Jennifer Mindell 2

Principal authors:

Damita Abayaratne, 2 Maria Aresu, 2 Wissam Gharib, 2 Vasant Hirani, 2 Henry Jones, 2 Jennifer Mindell, 2 Marilyn Roth,2 Nicola Shelton, 2 Faiza Tabassum. 2

1 Scottish Centre for Social Research, Edinburgh.
2 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL (University College London).