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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 3.6 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week, by age and sex

Table 3.6 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Alcohol units per day

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Did not drink in last week

37

27

30

25

29

32

44

31

Under 2 units

7

12

10

14

14

21

32

14

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

2

3

5

3

6

9

5

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

5

5

7

8

9

10

6

7

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

3

3

3

3

5

4

3

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

3

8

7

9

8

8

5

7

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

6

5

7

7

9

6

4

7

Over 8+

37

37

30

31

21

11

2

27

Consumed over 4 units

49

53

48

50

42

29

14

44

Consumed over 8 units

37

37

30

31

21

11

2

27

Mean units

8.6

7.8

7.1

6.7

5.0

3.4

1.8

6.2

Standard error of the mean

0.77

0.53

0.49

0.37

0.28

0.21

0.15

0.19

Women

Did not drink in last week

38

39

38

36

40

51

66

42

Under 2 units

5

11

12

17

19

26

25

16

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

3

4

6

5

8

8

3

5

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

6

7

8

10

11

8

6

8

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

2

6

4

4

5

3

0

4

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

5

7

12

10

7

3

0

7

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

7

5

7

5

4

1

1

4

Over 8+

34

22

15

12

7

1

0

13

Consumed over 3 units

54

47

45

41

34

15

6

36

Consumed over 6 units

41

27

22

17

11

2

1

18

Mean units

7.1

4.6

3.8

3.4

2.7

1.4

0.7

3.5

Standard error of the mean

0.84

0.30

0.18

0.18

0.13

0.10

0.07

0.14

Bases (weighted):

Men

403

476

562

552

478

326

217

3015

Women

400

486

616

586

502

382

348

3320

Bases (unweighted):

Men

221

313

458

532

524

450

303

2801

Women

303

450

648

627

630

513

408

3579