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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 3.4 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Table 3.4 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Alcohol units per week

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

% drinking more than 21 units a week

34

35

34

23

24

% drinking more than 50 units a week

8

6

8

5

9

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

19.4

18.3

19.8

14.9

18.5

Standard error of mean

0.90

0.93

1.53

1.51

1.95

Standardised

% drinking more than 21 units a week

36

34

33

26

25

% drinking more than 50 units a week

9

6

8

6

10

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

19.5

18.4

19.4

17.3

19.7

Standard error of mean

1.02

0.98

1.48

2.10

2.20

Women

Observed

% drinking more than 14 units a week

31

21

20

15

16

% drinking more than 35 units a week

4

3

4

2

7

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

11.3

8.2

8.5

6.7

9.2

Standard error of mean

0.60

0.53

0.69

0.52

1.30

Standardised

% drinking more than 14 units a week

29

20

19

18

17

% drinking more than 35 units a week

6

3

3

3

8

Estimated mean weekly units of alcohol

11.2

8.0

8.2

7.6

9.8

Standard error of mean

0.86

0.56

0.63

0.65

1.29

Bases (weighted):

Men

644

547

578

423

425

Women

604

569

592

533

554

Bases (unweighted):

Men

531

524

522

460

396

Women

577

625

622

635

608