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Table 1 Results not affected by survey mode

From: The effect of mode and context on survey results: Analysis of data from the Health Survey for England 2006 and the Boost Survey for London

  WOMEN MEN
  Core Boost Core Boost
  % % % %
Longstanding illness (%)     
None 69 67 72 70
Non-limiting 13 11 11 12
Limiting 19 21 17 19
p   0.23   0.53
N 833 2676 736 2174
Smoking status (%)     
Current smoker 19 19 25 25
Ex-smoker 23 22 28 25
Never smoked 58 60 47 50
p   0.57   0.28
N 827 2680 728 2142
No. of smokers in household     
None 76 77 76 76
One 16 15 16 16
Two 7 8 8 9
p   0.75   0.93
N 833 2736 783 2206
Frequency of alcohol use in past 12 months     
Almost every day 9 6 15 14
5-6 d pw 4 4 8 7
3-4 d pw 11 13 16 16
Once or twice a week 21 22 27 25
Once or twice a month 12 12 10 11
Once every couple of months 9 9 3 6
Once or twice a year 8 10 5 5
Not at all/non-drinker 26 24 16 16
p   0.19   0.43
N 731 2297 644 1918
Whether drank in the last 7 days a     
Yes 68 66 80 78
No 32 34 20 22
p   0.33   0.29
N 535 1814 539 1635
  1. a Excluding those who did not drink in the last 12 months