Notes on data

Alcohol related hospital admissions

Scottish Morbidity Records (SMR01) for acute inpatient hospitial stays have been used to calculate the rate of admission rate for children of 17 years or less. The data have been aggregated into groups of five fiscal years to produce annual averages. The analyses by deprivation and neighbourhood and local authority were undertaken locally (based on continuous inpatient stays).

ICD10 Code       Description
E24.4                 Alcohol induced pseudo Cushing’s Syndrome
E51.2                 Wernicke’s encephalopathy
F10                    Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol
G31.2                 Degeneration of nervous system due to alcohol
G62.1                 Alcoholic polyneuropathy
G72.1                 Alcoholic myopathy
I42.6                   Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
K29.2                 Alcoholic gastritis
K70                    Alcoholic liver disease
K86.0                 Alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis
P04.3, O35.4      Fetus and newborn affected by maternal use of alcohol
Q86.0                 Fetal alcohol syndrome
R78.0                 Excessive blood level of alcohol
T51.0, T51.1, T51.9      Toxic effect of alcohol
X45                    Accidental poisoning by and exposure to alcohol
X65                    Intentional self poisoning by, and exposure to alcohol
Y15                   Poisoning by and exposure to alcohol, undetermined intent
Y57.3                Alcohol deterrents
Y90                   Evidence of alcohol involvement determined by blood alcohol level
Y91                   Evidence of alcohol involvement determined by level intoxication
Z50.2                 Alcohol rehabilitation
Z71.4                 Alcohol abuse counselling and surveillance
Z72.1                 Alcohol use

Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS) 2010
The smoking, alcohol and drug use data in this section was obtained from the SALSUS 2010 survey. This Scotland wide survey of S2 pupils (labelled as “13 year olds” in the results) and S4 pupils (labelled as “15 year olds”) is carried out in secondary schools and collects information using confidential paper questionnaires.  Every 4 years the survey is designed so that it can be analysed at a local authority level. For more details on the design of the survey, and for further results, please refer to the SALSUS website.

Teenage Pregnancies - ISD Scotland
The teenage pregnancy data in this section was published by ISD Scotland but sourced from data collected by National Records of Scotland (NRS) (formerly known as the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS)). The figures includes all live births, stillbirths and abortions registered with or notified to the NRS.  The figures do not include the number of miscarriages. The data presented are based on year of conception and being under 16 years of age at conception.  Other publications show teenage pregancies for girls under 18 and under 20 years of age.

Important definitions

A stillbirth is a baby born after 24 weeks of pregnancy who is not alive. The baby may have died in the womb or during labour.

An abortion (or termination of pregnancy) is when medical or surgical intervention is used to purposefully end a pregnancy.

A miscarriage (also known as a spontaneous abortion) is a loss of pregnancy, not due to purposeful medical or surgical intervention, which happens before the 24th week of the pregnancy.

Further information on these definitions can be obtained from this NHS resource.

Scottish Health Survey
The information on diet and physical activity is taken from the Scottish Health Survey 2008/2009. This national survey collects information from children and adults on their health and lifestyle behaviours. Parents are asked about how many times their children eat fruit and vegetables each day and how often they are active, whilst older children and teenagers answer these questions themselves. Information from this survey is only available at the level of NHS health boards, so the data is for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde rather than for Glasgow City.

Sustrans’ Hands Up Scotland Survey
Sustrans’ Hands Up Scotland Survey provides information on active travel by asking primary and secondary school children in Scotland the question “How do you normally travel to school?”. The survey is carried out annually in September. Further information is available from the link provided above.

The figures presented from this survey are limited to pupils attending state funded schools. It is also worth noting that the modal shares presented for each local authority only include those schools that participate in the Hands Up survey each year and therefore do not provide a completely comprehensive figure for the whole local authority.