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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 1.3 Summary of adults' individual response to the survey, by sex

Table 1.3 Summary of adults' individual response to the survey, by sex

Estimated adult sample ('set' sample of adults aged 16 and over) a
2008

Individual response

Men

Women

All adults

N

%

N

%

N

%

Interviewed

2842

50

3623

57

6465

54

Non responders:

In co-operating households

612

11

280

4

892

7

In non-responding households

2184

39

2468

39

4651

39

Self-completion

2630

47

3379

53

6009

50

Height

2512

45

3180

50

5692

47

Weight

2481

44

3039

48

5520

46

Eligible for nurse visit b

1016

18

1135

18

2151

18

Saw nurse

504

30

619

33

1123

32

Responded to:

Waist/hip

500

30

604

32

1104

31

Blood pressure

492

29

601

32

1093

31

Blood sample

Obtained

415

25

488

26

903

25

Attempted, not obtained

14

1

34

2

48

1

Ineligible

33

2

40

2

73

2

Lung function

Obtained

475

28

577

31

1052

30

Attempted, not obtained

11

1

14

1

25

1

Saliva

Obtained

478

28

569

30

1047

29

Attempted, not obtained

4

0

9

0

13

0

Urine

Obtained

474

28

571

30

1045

29

Attempted, not obtained

4

0

9

0

13

0

Base: set sample: all core and health board boost

5638

6371

12008

a For the method of estimating the adult 'set' sample, see section 1.6.3. Estimated bases have been rounded.
b A sub-sample of main sample addresses was flagged as 'nurse' addresses. At these addresses all adults who participated in the Stage 1 interviewer visit were eligible to take part in the Stage 2 follow-up nurse visit. There were no Stage 2 visits for participants in the Health Board boost sample.