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The Scottish Health Survey: Volume 1: Main Report

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Table 3.5 Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice, (age-standardised), 2010, by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over
2010

Adherence to weekly and
daily drinking advice

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Never drunk alcohol

3

5

6

8

8

Ex drinker

2

4

8

8

11

Drinks within government guidelines a

35

42

42

39

38

Drinks outwith government guidelines b

60

49

44

44

43

Women

Never drunk alcohol

6

4

8

9

11

Ex drinker

4

6

7

8

14

Drinks within government guidelines a

42

44

49

48

46

Drinks outwith government guidelines b

49

46

36

35

29

Bases (weighted):

Men

702

693

538

512

437

Women

622

664

599

662

549

Bases (unweighted):

Men

615

583

504

522

411

Women

643

719

688

757

621

a Drank no more than 4 units (men) or 3 units (women) on heaviest drinking day, and drank no more than 21 units (men) or 14 units (women) in usual week.

b Drank more than 4 units (men) or 3 units (women) on heaviest drinking day, and/or drank more than 21 units (men) or 14 units (women) in usual week.