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Alcohol and Tobacco Attributable Fractions for Scotland

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Purpose of the report

This report estimates new tobacco and alcohol attributable fractions for Scotland. Population Attributable Fractions (PAFs) can help us understand the impact that alcohol and tobacco consumption have on both population health and the healthcare services and are a necessary component of estimates of the burden of harm attributable to alcohol and/or tobacco, such as those quoted above. PAFs are the estimated proportion of cases of a particular disease in a population that could be prevented if exposure to the related risk factors were removed.

Data availability

The code used to produce the report and the population attributable fraction estimates presented in the report are open source and available from


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  • There is no personal data or any that requires ethical approval


  • The data complies with the institution and funders' policies on access and sharing

Sharing and access restrictions

  • The data can be shared openly

Data description

  • The file formats are open or commonly used

Methodology, headings and units

  • Headings and units are explained in the files