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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 1.16: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for physical activity variables

2017
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Proportion of adults meeting physical activity guidelines
Men Meets MVPA guidelines 71 1590 1.4 68.1 73.5 1.28
Women Meets MVPA guidelines 60 2083 1.2 57.4 62.2 1.09
Proportion of children meeting physical activity guidelines (including school)
Boys Including school 39 691 2.3 56.6 65.5 1.22
Girls Including school 35 661 2.1 60.8 69.2 1.16
Proportion of children meeting physical activity guidelines (excluding school)
Boys Excluding school 38 701 2.4 33.5 42.7 1.28
Girls Excluding school 33 666 2.2 29.3 37.8 1.19
Proportion of children participating in sport
Boys Any sport or exercise 67 707 2.1 63.0 71.3 1.20
No sport or exercise 33 707 2.1 28.7 37.0 1.20
Girls Any sport or exercise 66 673 2.1 61.5 69.8 1.15
No sport or exercise 34 673 2.1 30.2 38.5 1.15

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