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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 2.1 Dental health (toothache, bleeding, difficulty chewing) in last month, by age and sex

Table 2.1 Dental health (toothache, bleeding, difficulty chewing) in last month, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Self-assessed dental health

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Toothache

Yes

18

19

16

12

10

6

5

13

No

82

81

83

84

77

66

52

78

No natural teeth

0

0

1

4

13

29

43

9

Gum bleeding

Yes, often

7

7

4

4

4

1

1

5

Yes, occasionally

28

31

32

28

20

14

5

25

No

65

62

62

64

62

56

52

61

No natural teeth

0

0

2

4

13

29

43

9

Difficulty chewing

Yes, often

1

4

3

3

5

3

5

3

Yes, occasionally

12

14

9

10

11

9

7

11

No

87

82

86

83

71

59

45

77

No natural teeth

0

0

1

4

13

29

43

9

Women

Toothache

Yes

19

16

15

14

10

6

2

12

No

81

83

84

81

73

58

42

74

No natural teeth

0

1

2

6

17

36

57

14

Gum bleeding

Yes, often

6

7

6

5

4

1

1

4

Yes, occasionally

24

29

29

28

21

14

3

23

No

71

64

63

62

58

49

40

59

No natural teeth

0

1

2

6

17

36

57

14

Difficulty chewing

Yes, often

3

2

4

2

2

3

1

3

Yes, occasionally

11

10

9

11

9

7

7

9

No

86

86

85

82

72

54

35

74

No natural teeth

0

1

2

6

17

36

57

14

Bases (weighted): a

Men

461

479

563

554

480

327

218

3083

Women

441

487

616

586

502

382

348

3362

Bases (unweighted): a

Men

244

316

460

534

525

453

304

2836

Women

331

451

648

628

630

513

408

3609

a Bases vary: those shown are for toothache