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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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Statistics
ISBN:
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 3.3 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Table 3.3 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Alcohol units per week

NS-SEC of household reference person

Managerial & professional

Intermediate

Small employers & own account workers

Lower supervisory & technical

Semi-routine & routine

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

% drinking more than 21 units a week

32

28

34

31

28

% drinking more than 50 units a week

5

5

8

8

10

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

17.5

17.1

19.9

17.4

18.8

Standard error of mean

0.69

1.52

1.99

1.17

1.28

Standardised

% drinking more than 21 units a week

32

28

34

31

28

% drinking more than 50 units a week

5

6

8

8

10

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

17.4

17.1

19.4

18.1

18.9

Standard error of mean

0.70

1.67

2.06

1.26

1.34

Women

Observed

% drinking more than 14 units a week

26

20

18

15

17

% drinking more than 35 units a week

4

4

1

4

4

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

10.0

8.4

8.1

7.3

7.8

Standard error of mean

0.47

0.77

1.30

0.80

0.68

Standardised

% drinking more than 14 units a week

26

20

18

15

17

% drinking more than 35 units a week

4

4

2

5

5

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

9.8

8.9

8.2

7.8

8.4

Standard error of mean

0.49

0.83

1.39

0.99

0.73

Bases (weighted):

Men

1105

274

265

424

895

Women

1202

376

278

326

1053

Bases (unweighted):

Men

983

230

281

416

844

Women

1223

386

333

375

1169