The Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report: Older People's Health

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Table 3.1 Adult response to anthropometric measurements (height, weight, BMI and waist/hip), 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over2008, 2009 and 2010 combined
Proportion providing valid measurementAgeTotal 65+
16-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485+
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Men
Height89888781707183
Weight88878782717383
BMI87868680677081
Waist/hip999999979710098
Women
Height89858477735578
Weight86848378746178
BMI86838274715476
Waist/hip98999895989097
Bases (weighted):
Men
Height, weight, BMI (interviewed)83235845043792361171820
Waist/hip (saw nurse)12949376543822283
Women
Height (interviewed)86456695945363562612417
Weight, BMI (interviewed, not pregnant)84206695945363562612417
Waist/hip (saw nurse, not pregnant)132410394824453376
Bases (unweighted):
Men
Height, weight, BMI (interviewed)67747946655103151732457
Waist/hip (saw nurse)1047130109714827385
Women
Height (interviewed)89808617766354203032995
Weight, BMI (interviewed, not pregnant)87678617766354203032995
Waist/hip (saw nurse, not pregnant)1395141122894853453