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United Kingdom - Scotland Survey of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion 2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
A Survey of 24 Hour and Spot Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion in a Representative Sample of the Scottish Population 2006
Time period covered 
03/2006 - 11/2006
Data type
  • Household

This study consisted of both a 24-hour measurement and three spot samples from each respondent, with the aim of establishing the extent to which findings from the spot samples correlate with those from the 24-hour samples. Participants were selected using sampling from the Scottish Health Survey 2003, and a random digit dialing sample. In the case of the latter, the telephone interviewers asked a household questionnaire that covered basic demographic details and some information on eating habits. Nurses then visited co-operating households.

Overall, 574 adults (243 men, 331 women), aged 19 - 64, completed the study and provided spot urine samples and one 24-hour sample (448 from the SHS sample, and 126 from the random digit dialling sample). This included 7 who provided a 24-hour sample and two out of three spot samples. In analysis, 10 samples were discarded because of incomplete or inconsistent labelling, leaving 564 useable samples.

Suggested citation 
National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), University College London. United Kingdom - Scotland Survey of Urinary Sodium and Potassium Excretion 2006.