An Introduction to the Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS)


Geography Building, Drummond Street


Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 09:30 to 16:30

The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) links together routinely collected administrative data for a 5.3% representative sample of the Scottish population (about 270,000 people). It includes a wealth of information from the censuses (1991 to 2011), vital events registrations (births, deaths, marriages), weather and pollution data, and education data from 2007 onwards. The SLS with appropriate permissions can also be linked to other health data sources such as cancer registry and hospital admission data from the NHS in Scotland. The size and scope of the SLS make it an unparalleled resource for analysing a range of socio-economic, demographic and health questions, including those which are based on reasonably rare events. The longitudinal nature of the SLS is particularly valuable, it provides insights into the health and social status of the Scottish population and, how it changes over time.

• Date: Wed 7th June 2017, 09:30-16:30

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• Fee exempt: UoE staff/ PhD students /ADRC staff. Other: 15 including lunch & printed materials.

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Angela Fallon

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