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Scottish Health Survey 2012 - Volume 2 Technical Report

Technical report accompanying the release of the 2012 Scottish Health Survey

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Table 1.9 Age distribution of responding adult sample compared with 2011 mid-year population estimates for Scotland, by sex

Responding adults 2012

Age Health survey responding adult sample
At interview Biological modulea Mid-2011 population estimateb
% % %
Men
16 to 24 8 9 15
25 to 34 11 12 17
35 to 44 16 15 16
45 to 54 19 19 18
55 to 64 17 17 16
65 to 74 18 19 11
75 plus 11 9 7
All men 44 44 48
Women
16 to 24 8 8 13
25 to 34 12 13 15
35 to 44 18 16 17
45 to 54 19 18 18
55 to 64 16 19 15
65 to 74 14 15 11
75 plus 12 12 10
All women 56 56 52
Bases:
Men 2127 453 2036
Women 2688 567 2210

a Only a sub-sample of adults were eligible to take part in the biological module. There was no biological module for the Health Board boost sample.
b 2011 private household population for Scotland (Source: National Records of Scotland), base shown in thousands

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