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

Estimated adult sample ('set' of adults aged 16 and over)a 2012

Individual response Men Women All adults
N % N % N %
Interviewed 2127 52% 2688 59% 4815 56%
Non responding
In co-operating households 557 14% 319 7% 876 10%
In non-responding households 1420 35% 1539 34% 2959 34%
Height 1908 46% 2317 51% 4225 49%
Weight 1893 46% 2256 50% 4149 48%
Eligible for biological moduleb 727 18% 789 17% 1516 18%
Completed biological module 453 40% 567 46% 1020 43%
Waist 440 39% 525 43% 965 41%
Blood pressure 437 39% 543 44% 980 42%
Saliva
Obtained 417 37% 506 41% 923 39%
Attempted not obtained 3 0% 3 0% 6 0%
Urine
Obtained 386 34% 460 37% 846 36%
Attempted not obtained 4 0% 7 1% 11 0%
Bases: Set sample: all main and boost adults 4104 4546 8650
Bases: Set sample: biological module 1133 1228 2361

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 biological module addresses. At these addresses all adults who participated in the stage 1 interview were eligible to take part in the biological module. There were no biological modules in the Health Board boost sample.

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