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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 1.7 Summary of children's individual response to the survey, by sample type and sex

Eligible child sample aged 0-15 ('set' sample of children)a 2012

Individual response Boys Girls All children
N % N % N %
Main sample
Interviewed 406 58% 441 58% 847 58%
Eligible non-responders:b
In responding households 52 7% 54 7% 106 7%
In non-responding households 248 35% 267 35% 515 35%
Responded to:
Heightc 291 41% 309 41% 600 41%
Weightc 290 41% 304 40% 594 40%
Child boost sample
Interviewed 473 69% 467 69% 940 69%
Eligible non-responders:b
In responding households 3 0% 5 1% 8 1%
In non-responding households 206 30% 204 30% 410 30%
Responded to:
Heightc 355 52% 353 52% 708 52%
Weightc 355 52% 348 51% 703 52%
All children
Interviewed 879 63% 908 63% 1787 63%
Eligible non-responders:b
In responding households 55 4% 59 4% 114 4%
In non-responding households 454 33% 471 33% 925 33%
Responded to:
Heightc 646 47% 662 46% 1308 46%
Weightc 645 46% 652 45% 1297 46%
Base: set sample
Main sample 706 762 1468
Child boost 682 676 1358
All children 1388 1438 2826

a For the method of estimating the child 'set' sample, see Section 1.6.4. Estimated bases have been rounded.
b Only 2 children per household were eligible for interview so if more then 2 children were in the household the additional ones were not interviewed c Height and weight measurements were only taken from children aged 2+. As the set sample is based on children aged 0 to 15 the figures shown will underestimated the height and weight response rates.

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