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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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Footnotes for Questionnaire

1. Revised wording and now single question, previously [car] and [numcar].

2. New in 2012

3. This section new in 2012. Note that PrevCrim, ActQuick, DealInc, Investig, SolvCrim and CatchCri are asked in a randomised order.

4. Additional option categories added for 2012

5. The questions used to establish economic activity of the household reference person changed in 2012.

6. In the final dataset the participant’s age can be found in the variable [age]

7. Question wording changed in 2012.

8. Note – the verbatim illness given by the respondent is coded in the office after interview.

9. Additional answer categories added in 2012

10. Revised wording and extended age range in 2012

11. Different wording and categories in 2012

12. new question in 2012

13. new question in 2012

14. new question in 2012

15. Respondents with COPD but no other CVD condition, diabetes or high blood pressure are also asked these questions.

16. New question for 2012

17. New question for 2012

18. New list of sports for 2012

19. Up to 6 other activities can be recorded. These are then assigned a code in the office.

20. New question for 2012

21. New question for 2012

22. New question for 2014 – previously included in 2010

23. New question for 2014 – previously included in 2010

24. New question for 2012

25. New question for 2012

26. New question for 2012

27. New question for 2012

28. The question wording and answer categories changed in 2008.

29. The question wording and answer categories changed in 2008.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

30. New question for 2012

31. New question in 2014, revised in 2016

32. New question in 2014, revised in 2016

33. Additional categories added for 2012

34. New question for 2012

35. Additional categories added for 2012

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

36. No equivalent in self-completion questionnaire

37. No equivalent in self-completion questionnaire

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

38. Buckfast was added to this question in 2008

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

39. Question wording was revised in 2008.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

40. Prior to 2008 the alcopops measures were small cans or bottles. In 2008 the measures were changed to small cans, standard bottles (275ml) or large bottles (700ml).

41. $ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

42. Buckfast added to DrnkTy04 in 2008

43. $ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

44. No equivalent in self-completion questionnaire

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

45. No equivalent in self-completion questionnaire

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

46. Buckfast added in 2008

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

47. Prior to 2008 the alcopops measures were small cans or bottles. In 2008 the measures were changed to small cans, standard bottles (275ml) or large bottles (700ml).

$ 18 and 19 year olds were either asked the smoking and drinking questions in the main interview, or in the self-completion booklet for young people, at the interviewers’ discretion. Variables marked here with ‘$’ are combined with data from the self-completion booklet in the final dataset to allow analysis of all aged 16+. See the separate derived variable listing for details of these combined variable names.

48. In 2008 the question was revised to only allow for the place where most alcohol was drunk, with a follow-up question for the next place. For 2012 onward the follow up question was dropped.

49. Prior to 2008 participants were asked who they usually drink with when they drink alcohol. In 2008 the wording was revised and participants were asked who they are usually with when they drink the most alcohol and a follow up question asking who next. For 2012 onward the follow up question was dropped.

50. The questions in this module were introduced to SHeS in 2008.

51. Economic activity questions changed in 2012

52. Qualification categories were revised in 2008

53. New question in 2012

54. This variable was called ‘EthnicI’ in 2008; it was renamed in 2009 when the list of answer categories was expanded. It was renamed again in 2012 when the list of answer categories was revised.

55. This variable was called ReligioS in 2008; the new name reflects the reduced number of answer categories.

56. New question in 2012

57. New question in 2012

58. New question in 2012

59. New question in 2012

60. This interviewer instruction only appears if the person being weighed is aged 6 or above.

61. Wording for consents revised in 2012

62. The brackets around the text in this question only appear in main sample households where adults are also asked the preceding consent question.

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