Publication - Statistics

The Scottish Health Survey 2011 - volume 2: children

Published: 25 Sep 2012
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780458427

Annual report of the Scottish Health Survey for 2011. Volume focussing on child health.

141 page PDF

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141 page PDF

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Contents
The Scottish Health Survey 2011 - volume 2: children
Table 3.3 Summary of children's eating habits, 2003, 2008/2009 combined, 2010/2011 combined, by sex

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Table 3.3 Summary of children's eating habits, 2003, 2008/2009 combined, 2010/2011 combined, by sex

Aged 2-15 2003, 2008/2009 combined, 2010/2011 combined
Food type and frequency
of consumption
Boys Girls All children
2003 2008/ 2009 2010/ 2011 2003 2008/ 2009 2010/ 2011 2003 2008/ 2009 2010/ 2011
% % % % % % % % %
Eats oily fish once a week or more 8 12 13 8 13 15 8 13 14
Eats white fish once a week or more 45 51 50 39 45 47 42 48 49
Eats tuna fish once a week or more 29 28 25 37 36 33 33 32 29
Eats red meat 2+ times a week 55 59 59 52 56 57 53 57 58
Eats meat products 2+ times a week 48 43 43 39 32 35 43 38 39
Drinks skimmed/semi-skimmed milk 51 55 56 50 59 60 51 57 58
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 57 53 50 60 52 48 59 53 49
Biscuits once a day or more 51 44 44 45 41 36 48 42 40
Cakes 2+ times a week 31 33 35 28 31 34 30 32 34
Ice-cream once a week or more 58 53 53 57 54 51 58 53 52
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 46 39 39 43 36 38 44 38 38
Crisps once a day or more 50 36 38 53 35 39 52 36 38
Eats chips 2+ times a week 55 41 43 53 39 41 54 40 42
Eats potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 48 54 52 51 54 53 50 54 53
Eats at least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a daya 16 35 36 13 34 32 14 35 34
Eats high fibre cereal at least 5-6 times a week 27 n/a n/a 22 n/a n/a 25 n/a n/a
Eats high fibre/low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week n/a 28 30 n/a 26 27 n/a 27 28
Bases (weighted):b 1511 1942 1673 1440 1845 1597 2957 3789 3270
Bases (unweighted): 1459 1917 1677 1461 1852 1544 2924 3771 3221

a The question wording about bread types changed in 2008 which resulted in a much higher prevalence of high fibre/white hybrid bread types. These figures are therefore not directly comparable.
b Bases vary: the smallest of the range is presented and may be marginally higher for some food items.


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