Children and young people: key data sources
Routine health service data is usually analysed by age and our Scottish national data schemes section provides a helpful introduction to these datasets.
The Scottish Government publishes Income and Poverty Statistics
Ongoing national surveys can also provide age-based trend data:
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey is a cross national research study which provides data every 4 years for Scotland since 1987 in comparison to a large range of other nations.
The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) can link health data to a sample from the census.
Growing up in Scotland Study (GUS) (a longitudinal study launched in 2005)