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Scottish Surveys Core Questions 2019

SSCQ provides reliable and detailed statistics on the composition, characteristics and attitudes of Scottish households and adults across a number of topic areas including equality characteristics, housing, employment and perceptions of health and crime.

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Annex A. Comparison of the pooled surveys

In this section, estimates from the pooled SSCQ and its constituent surveys SCJS, SHeS and SHS are displayed and assessed to determine agreement.

Estimates in these tables may not be identical to figures published by the individual surveys. This is due to differences in the valid sample size and weights being applied before pooling (see section 1.2).

Table A.1: Self-assessed general health by source survey (row % and margin of error)
Good/very good Very good Good Fair Bad Very Bad
SSCQ 72.0 ± 0.7 34.4 ± 0.9 37.6 ± 0.8 19.8 ± 0.7 6.3 ± 0.4 1.8 ± 0.2
SCJS 73.0 ± 1.5 36.0 ± 1.5 37.0 ± 1.5 19.5 ± 1.2 5.7 ± 0.6 1.5 ± 0.3
SHeS 71.6 ± 2.1 33.0 ± 2.1 38.6 ± 1.9 19.5 ± 1.4 6.8 ± 0.9 2.1 ± 0.5
SHS 71.5 ± 1.2 33.9 ± 1.2 37.6 ± 1.2 20.0 ± 0.9 6.4 ± 0.5 1.9 ± 0.3

All three survey estimates of self-assessed general health overlap.

Table A.2: Current smoker by source survey (row % and margin of error)
Yes
SSCQ 17.5 ± 0.7
SCJS 18.1 ± 1.2
SHeS 17.2 ± 1.6
SHS 17.2 ± 0.9

All three survey estimates of current smoking prevalence in the adult population overlap.

Table A.3: Long-term limiting health condition by source survey (row % and margin of error)
Limiting condition
SSCQ 25.9 ± 0.7
SCJS 23.4 ± 1.2
SHeS 34.7 ± 1.9
SHS 24.5 ± 1.0

SHeS reports a somewhat higher percentage of adults living with long-term limiting health conditions, while SHS and SCJS estimates overlap. It is thought that respondents are more likely to identify long-term conditions when asked about them in the context of a specific interview about numerous aspects of their health and wellbeing.

Table A.5: Provides unpaid care by source survey (row % and margin of error)
Provides Care
SSCQ 16.1 ± 0.6
SCJS 14.0 ± 1.1
SHeS 13.7 ± 1.4
SHS 18.3 ± 0.9

SHS reports a higher level of unpaid care than SCJS and SHeS.The confidence intervals on estimates from SCJS and SHeS overlap and do not represent a significant difference. It is thought that the SHS estimate is higher due to this being asked in the context of other questions around volunteering and time spent providing care.

Table A.6: Local service satisfaction by source survey (row % and margin of error)
Very/fairly satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Very/fairly dissatisfied No opinion/ DK/Refused
Local Health Services
SSCQ 78.2 ± 0.8 5.8 ± 0.4 13.5 ± 0.6 2.4 ± 0.3
SCJS 79.9 ± 1.2 5.7 ± 0.8 13.4 ± 1.0 0.9 ± 0.3
SHeS 77.8 ± 2.3 6.2 ± 1.2 12.6 ± 1.9 3.4 ± 1.1
SHS 77.3 ± 1.0 5.8 ± 0.6 13.8 ± 0.8 3.1 ± 0.5
Local Refuse Collection
SSCQ 74.3 ± 0.8 7.0 ± 0.5 17.1 ± 0.7 1.6 ± 0.2
SCJS 77.8 ± 1.3 6.6 ± 0.9 14.9 ± 1.1 0.8 ± 0.3
SHeS 77.0 ± 2.2 6.8 ± 1.2 15.4 ± 2.0 0.8 ± 0.4
SHS 71.6 ± 1.1 7.3 ± 0.7 18.8 ± 1.0 2.2 ± 0.4
Local Schools
SSCQ 43.3 ± 1.1 10.8 ± 0.7 4.1 ± 0.5 41.9 ± 1.1
SHeS 44.4 ± 2.7 6.6 ± 1.3 3.4 ± 0.9 45.6 ± 2.8
SHS 43.1 ± 1.2 11.7 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 0.5 41.0 ± 1.2
Public Transport
SSCQ 58.5 ± 1.1 12.9 ± 0.7 14.0 ± 0.8 14.6 ± 0.8
SHeS 62.0 ± 2.6 8.8 ± 1.3 16.5 ± 2.1 12.7 ± 1.6
SHS 57.8 ± 1.2 13.7 ± 0.8 13.5 ± 0.8 14.9 ± 0.8
Street Cleaning
SSCQ 57.7 ± 0.9 14.2 ± 0.6 22.1 ± 0.7 5.9 ± 0.4
SCJS 62.0 ± 1.5 13.2 ± 1.1 21.4 ± 1.2 3.5 ± 0.5
SHeS 60.4 ± 2.4 12.8 ± 1.5 20.8 ± 2.2 6.0 ± 1.2
SHS 54.5 ± 1.2 15.1 ± 0.9 22.9 ± 1.0 7.4 ± 0.7
Council Sports and Leisure Facilities
SSCQ 45.3 ± 1.1 12.3 ± 0.7 7.6 ± 0.6 34.9 ± 1.0
SHeS 52.6 ± 2.7 12.1 ± 1.6 11.2 ± 1.7 24.1 ± 2.3
SHS 43.7 ± 1.2 12.3 ± 0.8 6.8 ± 0.6 37.1 ± 1.1
Council Libraries
SSCQ 44.5 ± 1.1 12.6 ± 0.7 3.3 ± 0.4 39.7 ± 1.1
SHeS 54.7 ± 2.5 11.3 ± 1.6 5.0 ± 1.2 29.0 ± 2.4
SHS 42.3 ± 1.2 12.9 ± 0.8 2.9 ± 0.4 42.0 ± 1.2
Council Museums and Galleries
SSCQ 40.4 ± 1.1 14.5 ± 0.8 3.3 ± 0.4 41.8 ± 1.1
SHeS 40.9 ± 3.1 16.1 ± 2.0 5.7 ± 1.2 37.4 ± 2.7
SHS 40.3 ± 1.1 14.2 ± 0.8 2.7 ± 0.4 42.7 ± 1.2
Council Parks and Open Spaces
SSCQ 72.2 ± 1.0 8.5 ± 0.6 6.3 ± 0.6 13.0 ± 0.7
SHeS 76.5 ± 2.3 8.1 ± 1.4 8.7 ± 1.4 6.8 ± 1.2
SHS 71.3 ± 1.1 8.6 ± 0.7 5.8 ± 0.6 14.3 ± 0.8

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