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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 3.7 Potential problem drinking indicators, 2008/2009 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over and current drinker
2008/2009 combined

Problem drinking and physical dependency indicators

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Felt need to cut down drinking

26

31

33

30

29

21

15

28

Felt guilty about drinking

14

12

11

8

7

4

2

9

Been criticised for drinking

14

12

9

8

7

6

4

9

Had shakes due to drinking a

14

10

6

4

3

2

2

6

Has drunk to steady nerves a

9

6

5

2

3

1

-

4

Felt unable to stop drinking a

6

6

6

4

3

2

1

4

2 or more problem drinking indicators

22

19

15

12

11

7

6

14

1 or more physical dependency indicators

23

17

10

6

6

4

3

11

Been drunk at least once a week in last 3 weeks

41

30

22

14

8

5

2

20

Been drunk at least once in the last 3 months

78

74

63

50

30

17

5

52

Women

Felt need to cut down drinking

22

25

25

26

19

11

5

21

Felt guilty about drinking

12

12

9

7

4

2

1

8

Been criticised for drinking

11

6

6

5

3

1

1

5

Had shakes due to drinking a

14

7

2

2

1

-

-

4

Has drunk to steady nerves a

4

2

1

1

1

-

0

1

Felt unable to stop drinking a

3

3

2

2

2

0

1

2

2 or more problem drinking indicators

18

14

10

9

4

2

2

10

1 or more physical dependency indicators

17

9

4

3

2

0

2

6

Been drunk at least once a week in last 3 weeks

29

19

11

8

4

2

2

12

Been drunk at least once in the last 3 months

71

60

46

31

13

5

2

36

All Adults

2 or more problem drinking indicators

20

17

13

11

8

5

4

12

1 or more physical dependency indicators

20

13

7

5

4

2

2

8

Been drunk at least once a week in last 3 weeks

35

25

16

11

6

3

2

16

Been drunk at least once in the last 3 months

75

67

54

40

21

11

3

44

Bases (weighted):

Men

810

870

940

989

837

506

285

5237

Women

763

792

994

963

771

470

269

5023

All Adults

1574

1661

1934

1951

1608

976

555

10260

Bases (unweighted):

Men

410

600

792

918

878

686

400

4684

Women

561

772

1087

1021

953

596

321

5311

All Adults

971

1372

1879

1939

1831

1282

721

9995

a These items are the physical dependency indicators