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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 1.17 True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for anthropometric measurement variables
2008
% (p) / Mean 
Sample size (unweighted) 
True standard error 
95% confidence interval 
Deft 


Men 
Height 

Mean height (cm) 
175.0 
2512 
0.20 
174.6175.4 
1.44 

Weight 

Mean weight (kg) 
83.9 
2474 
0.41 
83.184.7 
1.31 

Body mass index 

Mean body mass index (kg/m ^{2}) 
27.4 
2454 
0.12 
27.127.6 
1.26 

Less than 18.5 
2.0 
2454 
0.43 
1.12.8 
1.60 

18.5 to less than 25 
29.6 
2454 
1.15 
27.331.8 
1.30 

25 to less than 30 
42.4 
2454 
1.21 
40.044.8 
1.27 

30 to less than 40 
24.7 
2454 
0.92 
22.926.5 
1.10 

40+ 
1.4 
2454 
0.25 
0.91.9 
1.12 

Women 
Height 

Mean height (cm) 
161.3 
3180 
0.15 
161.0161.6 
1.23 

Weight 

Mean weight (kg) 
71.3 
3035 
0.34 
70.671.9 
1.16 

Body mass index 

Mean body mass index (kg/m ^{2}) 
27.4 
3019 
0.13 
27.227.7 
1.21 

Less than 18.5 
1.9 
3019 
0.33 
1.32.5 
1.28 

18.5 to less than 25 
36.3 
3019 
1.03 
34.338.3 
1.13 

25 to less than 30 
34.3 
3019 
0.97 
32.436.2 
1.08 

30 to less than 40 
24.1 
3019 
0.89 
22.425.9 
1.10 

40+ 
3.4 
3019 
0.37 
2.64.1 
1.09 