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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 1.18 True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for obesity variables

2012

% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Adult BMI
Men Mean 27.3 1862 0.14 27.0 27.6 1.35
25 and over 68.2 1876 1.44 65.3 70.9 1.39
30 and over 26.6 1876 1.12 24.4 28.8 1.14
40 and over 2.0 1876 0.36 1.4 2.8 1.17
Women Mean 27.3 2213 0.14 27.1 27.6 1.12
25 and over 60.4 2221 1.23 58.0 62.8 1.14
30 and over 27.5 2221 1.09 25.4 29.7 1.11
40 and over 3.2 2221 0.41 2.5 4.1 1.04
Child BMI
Boys Within healthy range 64.9 630 2.16 60.6 69.1 1.16
Outwith healthy range 35.1 630 2.16 30.9 39.4 1.16
Overweight (including obese) 33.6 630 2.07 29.7 37.8 1.13
Obese (including morbidly obese) 19.7 630 1.70 16.6 23.3 1.09
Girls Within healthy range 70.3 644 1.94 66.4 74.0 1.06
Outwith healthy range 29.7 644 1.94 26.0 33.6 1.06
Overweight (including obese) 27.4 644 1.86 23.9 31.2 1.03
Obese (including morbidly obese) 13.7 644 1.48 11.0 16.8 1.07

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