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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 3.7 Units consumed on heaviest drinking day in past week, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Table 3.7 Units consumed on heaviest drinking day in past week, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over
2003, 2008

Alcohol units per day

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

2003

Consumed over 4 units

51

54

51

49

43

29

16

45

Consumed over 8 units

39

40

33

30

24

11

5

29

Mean units

8.1

8.2

7.6

6.6

5.5

3.5

2.2

6.5

Standard error of the mean

0.69

0.44

0.41

0.31

0.26

0.20

0.19

0.18

2008

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

2003

Consumed over 3 units

46

50

45

46

32

19

6

37

Consumed over 6 units

35

31

23

21

11

3

0

19

Mean units

5.7

5.1

4.1

3.9

2.6

1.6

0.7

3.6

Standard error of the mean

0.45

0.27

0.18

0.17

0.14

0.10

0.06

0.10

2008

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 2003

563

601

758

666

568

405

259

3819

Men 2008

403

476

562

552

478

326

217

3015

Women 2003

543

657

806

689

601

491

467

4254

Women 2008

400

486

616

586

502

382

348

3320

Bases (unweighted):

Men 2003

325

449

729

612

632

508

325

3580

Men 2008

221

313

458

532

524

450

303

2801

Women 2003

388

599

880

793

776

579

492

4507

Women 2008

303

450

648

627

630

513

408

3579