We commission a chapter 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 gambled in 2015
of people in Scotland identified as problem gamblers
of people in Scotland are at low or moderate risk of developing problems with their gambling
A combined report containing results from the latest Health survey for England, the Scottish health survey and the Welsh problem gambling survey is scheduled to be published in Spring 2017.
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 archive of publications from the last three years
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