Publications & reports
Data Insights: Commuting to work by bicycle reduces mental ill-health
It is well known that physical activity has a positive effect on mental health, but there is some debate over whether the domain in which individuals take part in physical activity is important. For example, does engaging in active travel to work have the same benefits as walking or cycling in your leisure time? Research shows that cycling to work, when compared to all other modes of commute, reduces the likelihood of experiencing mental ill-health - specifically anxiety and depression.
Were people who died at home less likely to attend hospital at the end of life during the Covid pandemic?
Previous SCADR (Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research) analysis has demonstrated that deaths at home increased by over a third during the Covid-19 pandemic in Scotland. This research explores whether people approaching the end of life were less likely to go to hospital.
Data Insights: Youth movements, social mobility and health inequalities - update
The formal schools-based education system is a major state intervention aimed at producing a fair distribution of socioeconomic position in later life. However, there is growing evidence that other skills gained outwith formal education may be as important. Our study looked at youth movement attendance and long-term effects on social mobility and self-reported general health in mid-life.
Data Insights: What makes people more likely to cycle to work?
This Data Insights explores what factors affect whether an individual cycles to work or not.
Data Insights: Occupation and Covid-19 deaths: Scotland in a comparative perspective (December 2021)
In this Data Insight, ADR Scotland explores how Covid-19 mortality rates vary by occupation for women and men in Scotland in the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 January 2021. Using a national novel linked data collection, we contrast preliminary results for Scotland with those from a similar linked data study for England.
Data Insights: Automatic coding of occupations: Methods to create the Scottish Historic Population Database (SHPD) (November 2021)
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland describes the work of the Digitising Scotland project, which digitised 25.8 million Scottish civil registration vital events records, including digitising birth, marriages and deaths, from when records began in 1855 until 1973.
Data Insights: Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past (June 2021)
This research describes the use of the Scottish Historic Population Platform (SHiPP) to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that help us respond better.
Data Insights: Investigating the effects of class composition and class size on pupils’ attainment in Scottish primary schools (April 2021)
Researchers from ADR Scotland use data linkage to analyse the effects of composite classes and class size on pupils’ attainment in Scotland.
Data Insights: Using data to support law enforcement decision making around illegal drug parcels (February 2021)
This data Insight from ADR Scotland used data from the National Crime Agency on drug parcels intercepted en route to Scotland between 2011 and 2016 to identify what factors were most important in determining which parcels were used to conduct a controlled delivery.