SLÁN — Survey of Lifestyle, Attitudes, and Nutrition
Department of Health
SLÁN was a series of surveys commissioned by the Department of Health and designed to produce baseline information for the ongoing surveillance of health and lifestyle behaviours in the Irish population.
SLÁN 2007 is the largest survey to date. A scientifically representative random sample of over 10,000 people aged 18+ were interviewed in their own homes.
SLÁN is a national survey of the lifestyle, attitudes and nutrition of people living in Ireland. To date, surveys have been carried out in 1998, 2002 and 2007.
The survey covers general health, behaviours relating to health (e.g. exercise, nutrition) and the use of certain health services.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), University College Cork (UCC), and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).
SLÁN (1998, 2002) — self-administered postal questionnaire. SLÁN 2007 — a scientifically representative random sample of over 10,000 people aged 18+ were surveyed using face-to-face interviews conducted by a team of survey interviewers, coordinated by the ESRI. In addition, 1,200 people who participated in the survey also participated in a detailed medical examination.
SLÁN 2007 is the most recent national survey. Plans for future survey frequency and formats are the remit of the Department of Health and are not currently available. The full SLÁN 2007 dataset has been made available from the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) since October 2009.