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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 1.4: Summary of adults' individual response to the survey, by sex

Estimated adult sample ('set' of adults aged 16 and over) a 2017
Individual response Men Women All adults
N % N % N %
Interviewed 1598 46% 2099 54% 3697 50%
Non responding
In co-operating households 453 13% 213 5% 666 9%
In non-responding households 1418 41% 1599 41% 3017 41%
Measurements
Height 1308 38% 1716 44% 3024 41%
Weight 1312 38% 1695 43% 3007 41%
Eligible for biological module b,c 674 58% 775 58% 1449 58%
Completed biological module 401 35% 537 40% 938 38%
Waist d 376 32% 501 38% 877 35%
Blood pressure e 374 32% 495 37% 869 35%
Saliva 372 32% 482 36% 854 34%
Urine 338 29% 444 33% 782 31%
Base:
Set sample: all main and boost adults 3469 3911 7380
Set sample: biological module 1158 1331 2489

a For the method of estimating the adult 'set' sample, see Section 1.6.3. Estimated bases have been rounded

b A sub-sample of main sample addresses was flagged as biological module addresses. At these addresses all adults who participated in the stage 1 interview were eligible to take part in the biological module. There were no biological modules in the Health Board boost sample

c Percentages are calculated as a proportion of those in the biological set sample. This is a change from previous years

d 2 valid measurements obtained

e 3 valid readings obtained

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