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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 1.17: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for obesity variables

2017
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Mean Adult BMI
Men Mean 27.6 1281 0.19 27.2 27.9 1.39
Women Mean 27.8 1669 0.19 27.5 28.2 1.24
BMI 25 and over
Men 25 and over 67 1281 1.8 63.8 70.8 1.45
Women 25 and over 63 1669 1.6 59.9 66.2 1.30
BMI 30 and over
Men 30 and over 27 1281 1.5 24.4 30.3 1.29
Women 30 and over 30 1669 1.3 27.6 32.9 1.14
BMI 40 and over
Men 40 and over 2 1281 0.4 1.2 2.7 1.09
Women 40 and over 4 1669 0.5 3.4 5.5 1.04
Child BMI, within / outwith healthy range
Boys Within healthy range 75 555 2.0 70.8 78.6 1.08
Outwith healthy range 25 555 2.0 21.4 29.2 1.08
Girls Within healthy range 69 509 2.2 64.8 73.5 1.08
Outwith healthy range 31 509 2.2 26.5 35.2 1.08
Child BMI, at risk of overweight (including obese)
Boys At risk of overweight (including obese) 24 555 2.0 20.2 27.9 1.08
Girls At risk of overweight (including obese) 29 509 2.2 25.0 33.8 1.11
Child BMI, at risk of obesity
Boys At risk of obesity 12 555 1.4 9.9 15.3 0.97
Girls At risk of obesity 15 509 1.6 11.7 18.2 1.05

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