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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 1.14: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for smoking variables

2017, 2016/2017 combined
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Cigarette smoking status, 2017
Men Current cigarette smoker 20 1589 1.3 18.1 23.1 1.31
Used to smoke cigarettes regularly 28 1589 1.4 25.0 30.6 1.35
Never smoked or used to smoke cigarettes occasionally 52 1589 1.7 48.5 55.1 1.43
Women Current cigarette smoker 16 2083 1.0 14.2 18.1 1.18
Used to smoke cigarettes regularly 24 2083 1.1 22.2 26.3 1.08
Never smoked or used to smoke cigarettes occasionally 60 2083 1.4 57.1 62.4 1.22
Mean cigarettes smoked per smoker per day, 2017
Men Mean number of cigarettes smoke a day (smokers only) 13.2 298 0.54 12.1 14.2 1.18
Women Mean number of cigarettes smoke a day (smokers only) 11.4 333 0.41 10.6 12.2 0.97
e-cigarette use, 2017
Men Current user 7 1589 0.8 6.0 9.1 1.25
Have used in the past 13 1589 1.0 11.1 14.9 1.23
Never used e-cigarette 80 1589 1.2 77.2 82.0 1.27
Women Current user 7 2086 0.6 6.0 8.5 1.07
Have used in the past 10 2086 0.8 8.4 11.6 1.20
Never used e-cigarette 83 2086 1.0 80.8 84.9 1.20
Self-reported cotinine validated non-smokers exposure to second-hand smoke, 2016/2017 combined
Men Yes 25 487 2.4 20.9 30.1 1.26
Women Yes 23 706 2.2 19.0 27.7 1.34
Children’s exposure to second-hand smoke in home, 2017
Boys Yes 5 817 1.0 3.8 7.8 1.24
No 95 817 1.0 92.2 96.2 1.24
Girls Yes 6 782 1.0 4.4 8.2 1.15
No 94 782 1.0 91.8 95.6 1.15

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