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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 1.8 Age distribution of responding adult sample compared with 2008 mid-year population estimates for Scotland, by sex

Table 1.8 Age distribution of responding adult sample compared with 2008 mid-year population estimates for Scotland, by sex

Responding adults aged 16 and over
2008

Age

Health survey responding adult sample

At interview

At nurse visit a

Providing blood sample

Mid-2008 population estimates b

%

%

%

%

Men

16-24

9

7

6

15

25-34

11

11

11

16

35-44

16

15

15

18

45-54

19

17

17

18

55-64

18

21

22

16

65-74

16

17

18

11

75+

11

12

11

7

All men

44

51

46

48

Women

16-24

9

10

7

13

25-34

12

10

10

14

35-44

18

19

21

18

45-54

17

17

19

18

55-64

17

18

19

15

65-74

14

15

14

11

75+

11

11

10

10

All women

56

49

54

52

Bases:

Men

2842

504

415

1992

Women

3623

488

488

2178

a Only a sub-sample of adults in the main sample were eligible to take part in the Stage 2 nurse visit. There was no Stage 2 nurse visit for the Health Board boost sample.
b 2008 private household population for Scotland (Source: GRO Scotland). Base shown in thousands.