The Scottish Longitudinal Study

Dibben, C. (2011) US Census Bureau Conference on Utilizing Administrative Data, Washington DC, USA, 27 - 28 October 2011 [SLS]

Other information: Abstract: The Scottish Longitudinal Study (SLS) is a large-scale linkage study which has been created by using data available from current Scottish administrative and statistical sources. These include Census data, Vital Events data (births, deaths, marriages), National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR) data (migration in or out of Scotland), Scottish Schools and NHS data (cancer registrations and hospital admissions). The SLS is a 5.3% representative sample of the Scottish population and began with data from the 1991 census. Approximately 274,000 SLS members have been identified from the 1991 census and information for these individuals has been linked from other datasets, including the 2001 and 2012 census, vital events and health information.

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