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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 3.3 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, 2008/2009 combined, (age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex; and mean units by drinking category, equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008/2009 combined

Drinking category a/ alcohol units per week

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1st
(highest)

2nd

3rd

4th

5th (lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Non-drinker

[4]

6

9

14

20

Moderate

59

63

60

65

56

Hazardous

30

25

24

17

16

Harmful

7

6

7

[5]

9

Mean units

Moderate

9.5

8.8

7.8

7.3

6.9

Hazardous

30.5

32.0

32.4

32.1

32.7

Harmful

68.6

67.9

83.5

[73.5]

92.8

SE of the mean

Moderate

0.26

0.28

0.30

0.32

0.38

Hazardous

0.45

0.52

0.65

0.78

0.76

Harmful

2.78

2.39

4.29

[5.53]

4.63

Women

Non-drinker

7

9

12

17

23

Moderate

66

69

69

68

61

Hazardous

22

18

16

13

10

Harmful

4

[4]

[3]

[3]

6

Mean units

Moderate

5.1

4.7

4.1

3.5

3.1

Hazardous

21.1

21.0

21.6

21.3

21.9

Harmful

52.0

[49.4]

[58.1]

[57.1]

68.7

SE of the mean

Moderate

0.16

0.15

0.15

0.14

0.15

Hazardous

0.37

0.40

0.45

0.58

0.84

Harmful

2.32

[2.13]

[4.17]

[3.66]

5.45

Bases (weighted):

Men

1412

1242

1209

1082

846

Men: non-drinker

59

69

107

151

167

Men: moderate

870

784

728

713

473

Men: hazardous

388

318

294

171

132

Men: harmful

95

71

80

48

74

Women

1293

1279

1265

1220

1169

Women: non-drinker

70

107

154

224

271

Women: moderate

857

884

876

828

718

Women: hazardous

317

238

198

138

115

Women: harmful

49

50

38

30

65

Bases (unweighted):

Men

1195

1143

1103

1053

804

Men: non-drinker

47

68

107

155

169

Men: moderate

734

720

682

709

443

Men: hazardous

344

292

253

148

123

Men: harmful

70

63

61

41

69

Women

1291

1347

1363

1404

1291

Women: non-drinker

68

117

170

268

308

Women: moderate

863

939

951

955

815

Women: hazardous

306

246

207

149

114

Women: harmful

54

45

35

32

54

a Non-drinker: no units per week; moderate: >0 but <21 (men) or <14 (women) units; hazardous: >21 but <51 (men) or =14 but <36 (women) units; harmful: >51 (men) or >36 (women) units