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Scottish Health Survey 2017 - volume 2: technical report

Presents information on the methodology and fieldwork for the Scottish Health Survey 2017 and includes the survey questionnaire.

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Table 1.9: Age distribution of responding adult sample compared with 2016 mid-year population estimates for Scotland, by sex

Responding adults 2017
Age Health survey responding adult sample
At interview Biological module a Mid-2015 population estimate b
% % %
Men
16 to 24 8 6 14
25 to 34 14 14 17
35 to 44 13 14 15
45 to 54 15 15 18
55 to 64 20 21 16
65 to 74 18 17 12
75 plus 12 13 8
All men 43 43 48
Women
16 to 24 8 8 12
25 to 34 14 15 16
35 to 44 15 14 15
45 to 54 17 16 18
55 to 64 18 19 16
65 to 74 16 16 13
75 plus 11 12 11
All women 57 57 52
Bases:
Men 1598 401 2109
Women 2099 537 2276

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 2016 private household population for Scotland (Source: National Records of Scotland), base shown in thousands

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