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2013 Reports

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2013 Reports

The 2013 SALSUS reports provide information on: prevalence of smoking, drinking and drug use; frequency of substance misuse; sources and availability of cigarettes, alcohol and drugs and pupils' attitudes to substance misuse. It also provides information on: family circumstances, parental knowledge and monitoring of children's activities; and attitudes to school, leisure activities, personal wealth and health. The SALSUS 2013 survey results are reported using a new format:

  • National Overview - The National Overview summarises the main survey findings, including prevalence and trends.
  • Topic Reports - Three reports covering each of the different substance use topics ('smoking', 'alcohol use' and 'drug use') in detail.
  • Local Summaries - The local summaries provide the key findings for each NHS Board, Local Authority and Alcohol & Drug Partnership (ADP).
  • Interactive Excel Tables - Complementing the reports and summaries are new, interactive Excel tables which present both national and local statistics together for the first time.
  • Technical Report - A Technical Report covering the survey methodology.
  • 2013 Questionnaire - The 2013 questionnaire and a document detailing the changes in questions from 2010 to 2013.
  • Education Resource - A teaching aid to allow young people and their teachers to easily connect with the results of the survey and to explore related issues.
Report Name Download Report Download Data Tables
Publication Summary Download PDF file [44Kb] -
National Overview Download PDF file [2Mb] -
Smoking Download PDF file [450Kb] Download Excel file [14Mb]*
Alcohol Use Download PDF file [420Kb] Download Excel file [12Mb]*
Drug Use Download PDF file [450Kb] Download Excel file [13Mb]*
Technical Report Download PDF file [700Kb] Download Excel file [190Kb]*
Questionnaire (PDF) and Questionnaire Changes (2010 - 2013) Download PDF file [2Mb] Download Excel file [55Kb]*
Education Resource Download PDF file [1Mb] -
Differences between the 2010 data shown in the SALSUS 2010 and 2013 publications Download PDF file [32Kb] -

* Please note:

  • Due to the size of these files, if you wish to save a copy to your local area please select the 'Save' option (opening the file prior to saving may result in extended download times).
  • These files require macros to be enabled and Excel version 2007 or above.

Local Summaries
Health Board Download PDF file Local Area Download PDF file
Ayrshire & Arran East Ayrshire; North Ayrshire; South Ayrshire
Scottish Borders  
Dumfries & Galloway  
Eilean Siar (Western Isles)  
Forth Valley Clackmannanshire; Falkirk; Stirling
Grampian Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Moray
Greater Glasgow & Clyde East Dunbartonshire; East Renfrewshire; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Renfrewshire; West Dunbartonshire
Highland Argyll & Bute; Highland
Lanarkshire North Lanarkshire; South Lanarkshire
Lothian East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Midlothian; West Lothian; Mid & East Lothian
Tayside Angus; Dundee City; Perth & Kinross
These PDF files are full colour reports with graphics. For anyone experiencing accessibility issues, text-only versions of the reports are available on request.

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