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Scottish Health Survey 2015 - volume 2: technical report

Details of the methodology and fieldwork for the Scottish Health Survey 2015.

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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 2015
Individual response Boys Girls All children
N % N % N %
Main sample
Interviewed 343 58 340 57 683 58
Eligible non-responders: b
In responding households 29 5 24 4 53 4
In non-responding households 215 37 235 39 449 38
Measurements obtained:
Height c 221 38 203 34 424 36
Weight c 223 38 203 34 426 36
Child boost sample
Interviewed 393 63 345 66 738 64
Eligible non-responders: b
In responding households 0 0 0 0 0 0
In non-responding households 230 37 177 34 408 36
Measurements obtained:
Height c 294 47 265 51 559 49
Weight c 295 47 259 50 554 48
All children
Interviewed 736 61 685 61 1421 61
Eligible non-responders: b
In responding households 29 2 24 2 53 2
In non-responding households 445 37 412 37 857 37
Measurements obtained:
Height c 515 43 468 42 983 42
Weight c 518 43 462 41 980 42
Base: set sample
Main sample 587 599 1185
Child boost 623 522 1146
All children 1210 1121 2331

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 than 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 underestimate the height and weight response rates

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Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot

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