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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 7.1 Response to anthropometric measurements (height, weight , BMI and waist/hip), 2008/2009 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008/2009 combined

Proportion providing valid measurement a

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Height

93

89

89

91

87

87

77

89

Weight

93

86

88

89

86

87

77

87

BMI

93

86

87

89

85

86

76

87

Waist/hip

100

100

100

99

99

99

96

99

Women

Height

88

89

89

87

87

85

71

86

Weight

84

87

87

84

85

83

75

84

BMI

84

87

87

84

85

82

70

83

Waist/hip

100

98

100

100

96

99

94

98

Bases (weighted):

Men

Height, weight, BMI (interviewed)

538

568

635

652

563

387

259

3601

Waist/hip (saw nurse)

160

168

192

193

166

114

76

1070

Women

Height (interviewed)

515

571

695

700

590

450

410

3930

Weight, BMI (interviewed, not pregnant)

498

519

686

697

590

450

410

3850

Waist/hip (saw nurse, not pregnant)

152

158

208

206

175

133

121

1154

Bases (unweighted):

Men

Height, weight, BMI (interviewed)

272

406

551

604

575

517

363

3288

Waist/hip (saw nurse)

64

103

165

173

199

173

102

979

Women

Height (interviewed)

385

580

780

733

735

550

480

4243

Weight, BMI (interviewed, not pregnant)

370

533

769

731

735

550

480

4168

Waist/hip (saw nurse, not pregnant)

101

140

236

211

245

189

125

1247