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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 3.2 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Table 3.2 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2003, 2008

Alcohol units per week

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Under 1 unit a week/none

2003

15

11

13

10

14

22

34

15

2008

14

14

17

16

18

26

36

18

1-10 units per week

2003

26

27

29

29

29

30

28

28

2008

23

32

28

26

26

29

34

28

Over 10, up to 21 units per week

2003

24

24

22

23

22

22

16

23

2008

22

26

25

25

25

19

16

24

Over 21 units per week

2003

36

37

35

38

35

27

21

34

2008

41

28

31

32

31

25

14

30

Mean units per week

2003

19.6

20

23

23.1

21.1

15.7

12.5

20.3

2008

23.5

17.8

19.4

19.0

18.0

13.8

8.3

18.0

Standard errors of the means

2003

1.05

1.11

0.54

0.56

0.43

0.42

0.27

0.62

2008

1.96

1.43

1.37

1.09

1.07

0.86

0.69

0.53

Bases (weighted):

2003

536

596

755

665

566

404

258

3780

2008

405

475

559

549

478

326

218

3011

Bases (unweighted):

2003

309

446

726

610

630

507

323

3551

2008

220

312

456

530

523

451

304

2796

Women

Under 1 unit a week/none

2003

18

18

20

20

35

44

63

30

2008

15

25

25

26

29

45

63

31

1-7 units per week

2003

34

33

31

30

29

32

24

31

2008

32

36

33

33

35

31

25

33

Over 7, up to 14 units per week

2003

15

20

20

18

16

12

8

16

2008

15

19

20

18

16

12

9

16

Over 14 units per week

2003

32

28

27

30

21

13

5

23

2008

37

20

22

23

19

12

4

20

Mean units per week

2003

12.2

11.9

10.3

11.2

7.9

5.2

2.7

9.1

2008

16.2

8.2

9.9

9.2

7.2

5.4

2.7

8.6

Standard errors of the means

2003

1.05

1.11

0.54

0.56

0.43

0.42

0.27

0.31

2008

1.86

0.54

0.69

0.60

0.44

0.51

0.36

0.34

Bases (weighted):

2003

505

655

805

685

599

491

467

4209

2008

402

487

614

585

502

382

348

3319

Bases (unweighted):

2003

366

598

879

788

774

579

492

4476

2008

305

450

646

627

630

513

408

3579