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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

Contents
Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 5.7 Saliva cotinine levels among self-reported cotinine validated non-smokers, 2003 to 2014/2015 combined

Table 5.7 Saliva cotinine levels among self-reported cotinine validated non-smokers, 2003 to 2014/2015 combined

Self-reported non smokers aged 16 and over with valid saliva cotinine measurement a 2003 to 2014/2015 combined
Saliva cotinine level (ng/ml) 2003 2008/2009 combined 2010/2011 combined 2012/2013 combined 2014/2015 combined
  % % % % %
Men
Geometric mean saliva cotinine b 0.44 0.11 0.11 0.09 0.09
Confidence interval (0.40-0.47) (0.10-0.13) (0.10-0.13) (0.08-0.10) (0.08-0.11)
Women
Geometric mean saliva cotinine b 0.37 0.10 0.11 0.08 0.08
Confidence interval (0.34-0.40) (0.09-0.11) (0.10-0.12) (0.07-0.08) (0.07-0.09)
All adults
Geometric mean saliva cotinine b 0.40 0.11 0.11 0.08 0.09
Confidence interval (0.38-0.43) (0.10-0.12) (0.10-0.12) (0.08-0.09) (0.08-0.09)
Bases (weighted):
Men 1513 681 642 708 700
Women 1583 694 700 755 755
All adults 3096 1462 1342 1463 1455
Bases (unweighted):
Men 1472 632 598 659 636
Women 1746 767 781 824 841
All adults 3218 1493 1379 1483 1477

a To be included within this category, participants had to be both self-reported non-smokers and have a saliva cotinine level lower than 12ng/ml.
b Geometric means have been presented for non-smokers as their cotinine data have a very skewed and exponential distribution. A geometric mean is an average calculated by multiplying the values of the cases in the sample and taking the nth root, where n is the number of cases. As 95% confidence intervals for the geometric means are more complicated to calculate than for arithmetic means, these have been presented around the estimates rather than standard errors


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