We include a series of questions on gambling in the Health Survey for Scotland which is published by the Scottish Government.
Gambling behaviour is increasingly a subject of public health and policy interest. This survey 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.
Around 4,000 adults are interviewed for the survey.
of people in Scotland gambled (67.8% in 2015)
of people in Scotland (excluding those who had only played National Lottery draws) gambled in 2016 (49% in 2015)
of people in Scotland (excluding those who had only played National Lottery draws) had gambled online (12% in 2015)
of people in Scotland identified as problem gamblers (0.7% in 2015)
of people in Scotland are at low or moderate risk of developing problems with their gambling (4% in 2015)
of gamblers in Scotland identified as problem gamblers (1% in 2015)
of gamblers in Scotland are at low or moderate risk of developing problems with their gambling (5.5% in 2015)
The Health Survey for England, which will include participation and problem gambling statistics, is due to be published in early 2018. This will be followed by a combined report covering England, Scotland and Wales.
Information about the survey from the Scottish Government
Provides advice on the feasibility and suitability of a three‐item measure for use in tracking the prevalence of problem gambling in the general population
Research library of publications from the last three years
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