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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 8.3 Mean and raised waist circumference (WC), 1995 to 2014/2015 combined

Table 8.3 Mean and raised waist circumference (WC), 1995 to 2014/2015 combined

Aged 16 and over with valid waist measurements 1995 to 2014/2015 combined
Waist circumference ( WC) 1995 1998 2003 2008/2009 combined 2010/2011 combined 2012/2013 combined 2014/2015 combined
cm cm cm cm cm cm cm
Men
Mean WC
16-64 (nurse / nurse equivalent) 90.2 91.8 94.2 95.3 95.1 96.2 97.2
16+ (nurse / nurse equivalent) n/a n/a 95.3 96.5 96.3 97.4 98.2
16+ (interviewer) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 98.1 98.9
SE of the mean
16-64 (nurse / nurse equivalent) 0.19 0.21 0.43 0.67 0.67 0.57 0.64
16+ (nurse / nurse equivalent) n/a n/a 0.38 0.58 0.59 0.51 0.54
16+ (interviewer) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.52 0.55
% with raised WC a
16-64 14 18 25 29 28 29 34
16+ n/a n/a 28 33 32 33 37
Women
Mean WC
16-64 (nurse / nurse equivalent) 78.5 80.9 84.9 87.2 87.9 88.7 88.4
16+ (nurse / nurse equivalent) n/a n/a 86.3 88.3 89.0 89.6 89.5
16+ (interviewer) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 93.1 93.0
SE of the mean
16-64 (nurse / nurse equivalent) 0.21 0.22 0.40 0.56 0.55 0.60 0.54
16+ (nurse / nurse equivalent) n/a n/a 0.35 0.48 0.47 0.50 0.46
16+ (interviewer) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.56 0.51
% with raised WC a
16-64 19 25 34 42 46 47 48
16+ n/a n/a 39 45 49 50 52
Bases (weighted):
Men 16-64 3426 3240 2099 875 787 855 827
Men 16+ n/a n/a 2532 1061 962 1054 1029
Women 16-64 3329 3150 2077 888 785 848 832
Women 16+ n/a n/a 2679 1134 1010 1092 1076
Bases (unweighted):
Men 16-64 3061 2761 1765 699 636 714 669
Men 16+ n/a n/a 2356 970 865 970 927
Women 16-64 3661 3340 2179 919 830 895 865
Women 16+ n/a n/a 2850 1224 1107 1177 1181

a A raised WC is more than 102 cm for men and more than 88 cm for women, using the nurse equivalent measures. These are equvalent to 102.75cm and 91.35 cm using the interviewer measures


Contact

Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot