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Table 1 Study population: counts and (unweighted) proportions, Swiss Health Surveys (SHS) 1992–2002, (N = 47,192)

From: End-digits preference for self-reported height depends on language

  SHS 1992/93 SHS 1997 SHS 2002
  N % N % N %
Total 14,899 100.0 12,821 100.0 19,472 100.0
Females 8,150 54.7 7,105 55.4 10,629 54.6
Males 6,749 45.3 5,716 44.6 8,843 45.4
Ages 15–30 3,556 23.9 2,650 20.7 2,810 14.4
Ages 31–45 4,554 30.6 4,097 32.0 6,049 31.1
Ages 46–60 3,367 22.6 2,772 21.6 4,836 24.8
Ages 60+ 3,422 23.0 3,302 25.8 5,777 29.7
No secondary or tertiary education 3,445 23.1 3,065 23.9 4,148 21.3
Secondary education 8,312 55.8 7,606 59.3 12,132 62.3
Tertiary education 3,142 21.1 2,150 16.8 3,192 16.4
Swiss nationals, German-speaking 8,956 60.1 7,221 56.3 11,809 60.6
Swiss nationals, French-speaking 3,245 21.8 2,809 21.9 4,098 21.0
Swiss nationals, Italian-speaking 660 4.4 773 6.0 1,199 6.2
German1 nationals 332 2.2 254 2.0 379 1.9
French nationals 175 1.2 124 1.0 152 0.8
Italian nationals 674 4.5 705 5.5 728 3.7
Other nationals 857 5.8 935 7.3 1,107 5.7
BMI <18.5 784 5.3 571 4.5 764 3.9
BMI 18.5–24.99 9,667 64.9 7,907 61.7 11,331 58.2
BMI 25–29.99 3,644 24.5 3,467 27.0 5,779 29.7
BMI 30+ 804 5.4 876 6.8 1,598 8.2
Never-smokers 7,078 47.5 6,045 47.4 9,471 48.6
Ex-smokers 3,097 20.8 2,439 19.1 4,084 21.0
Smokers 4,720 31.7 4,270 33.5 5,913 30.4
  1. 1 including nationals of Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein