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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 1.1: Detailed fieldwork outcomes

  2017
Fieldwork Outcome Main sample and HB boost Child boost
Sample % issued % eligible Sample % issued % eligible
All eligible individuals interviewed 1926 39.1% 44.6% 579 12.6% 66.3%
Responding 2483 50.4% 57.5% 579 12.6% 66.3%
Refused
Sampling unit information refused 160 3.2% 3.7% 24 0.5% 2.7%
Office refusal 151 3.1% 3.5% 40 0.9% 4.6%
Refusal at introduction / before interview 875 17.8% 20.3% 142 3.1% 16.3%
Refusal during the interview 0 0.0% 0.0% 1 0.0% 0.1%
Broken appointment - no re-contact 133 2.7% 3.1% 27 0.6% 3.1%
Total refused 1319 26.8% 30.5% 234 5.1% 26.8%
Non-contact
No contact with anyone at the address 171 3.5% 4.0% 25 0.5% 2.9%
Contact made at address, but not with target respondent 33 0.7% 0.8% 4 0.1% 0.5%
Total non-contact 204 4.1% 4.7% 29 0.6% 3.3%
Other non-response
Ill at home during field period 30 0.6% 0.7% 1 0.0% 0.1%
Away or in hospital throughout field period 47 1.0% 1.1% 4 0.1% 0.5%
Physically or mentally unable/incompetent 89 1.8% 2.1% 2 0.0% 0.2%
Language barrier 16 0.3% 0.4% 2 0.0% 0.2%
Other non-response (not covered by categories above) 87 1.8% 2.0% 17 0.4% 1.9%
Total other non-response 269 5.5% 6.2% 26 0.6% 3.0%
Unknown eligibility
Not attempted 22 0.4% 9 0.2%
Inaccessible 4 0.1% 2 0.0%
Unable to locate address 6 0.1% 5 0.1%
Other unknown eligibility 18 0.4% 12 0.3%
Total unknown eligibility 50 1.0% 28 0.6%
Estimated eligible addresses in set of unknown eligibility addresses 44 0.9% 1.0% 5 0.1% 0.6%
Total eligible addresses 4319 87.7% 100.0% 873 19.1% 100.0%
Not eligible
No children 0-15 in household n/a 3422 74.7%
Not yet built / under construction 9 0.2% 3 0.1%
Demolished / derelict 17 0.3% 11 0.2%
Vacant / empty 357 7.2% 134 2.9%
Non-residential 50 1.0% 33 0.7%
Address occupied, but no resident household 127 2.6% 55 1.2%
Communal establishment / institution 11 0.2% 2 0.0%
Other ineligible 31 0.6% 28 0.6%
Estimated ineligible addresses in set of unknown eligibility addresses 6 0.1% 23 0.5%
Total not eligible 608 12.3% 3711 80.9%
All issued addresses 4927 100.0% 4584 100.0%

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