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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 7.7 Raised waist-hip ratio ( WHR) and raised waist circumference ( WC), (age-standardised), 2008/2009 combined, by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid waist and hip measurements
2008/2009 combined

WHR and WC

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

% with WHR =0.95

27.3

41.7

32.2

36.2

44.1

% with WC >102cm

30.6

35.8

30.3

39.5

34.3

Women

% with WHR =0.85

31.4

35.9

36.9

44.3

56.2

% with WC >88cm

45.9

45.4

39.3

50.9

48.7

Bases (weighted):

Men

268

202

196

169

130

Women

222

218

188

192

195

Bases (unweighted):

Men

222

196

176

173

124

Women

231

243

203

219

201