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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 3.8 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Table 3.8 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week (observed and age-standardised), by NS-SEC of household reference person and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Alcohol units per day

NS-SEC of household reference person

Managerial & professional

Intermediate

Small employers & own account workers

Lower supervisory & technical

Semi-routine & routine

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

Did not drink in last week

24

30

26

32

38

Under 2 units

16

16

18

11

11

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

6

2

4

4

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

7

6

11

9

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

4

5

2

4

2

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

7

6

8

6

8

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

7

8

4

9

5

Over 8+

28

28

27

26

26

Consumed over 4 units

47

47

42

44

41

Consumed over 8 units

28

28

27

26

26

Mean units

6.3

6.1

6.7

6.5

6.0

Standard error of the mean

0.29

0.54

0.66

0.50

0.39

Standardised

Did not drink in last week

25

31

25

32

39

Under 2 units

16

15

18

10

10

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

6

2

3

3

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

7

6

12

9

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

4

5

2

4

2

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

7

7

8

6

8

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

7

9

4

8

5

Over 8+

27

26

29

28

26

Consumed over 4 units

46

46

42

47

41

Consumed over 8 units

27

26

29

28

26

Mean units

6.2

5.7

6.9

7.0

6.1

Standard error of the mean

0.29

0.49

0.72

0.61

0.41

Bases (weighted):

1099

274

263

422

904

Bases (unweighted):

979

231

281

415

851

Women

Observed

Did not drink in last week

33

40

40

44

52

Under 2 units

20

14

20

17

11

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

6

5

6

4

5

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

10

11

7

7

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

3

3

5

4

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

8

5

6

6

7

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

5

4

5

5

4

Over 8+

15

17

12

13

12

Consumed over 3 units

42

40

34

35

32

Consumed over 6 units

20

20

17

18

15

Mean units

3.8

3.6

3.1

3.1

3.4

Standard error of the mean

0.18

0.28

0.27

0.27

0.36

Standardised

Did not drink in last week

34

39

40

43

51

Under 2 units

20

13

21

17

11

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

6

6

6

4

5

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

9

11

6

8

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

3

4

5

4

4

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

8

5

6

6

7

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

5

4

5

5

4

Over 8+

14

18

12

14

13

Consumed over 3 units

39

42

33

36

34

Consumed over 6 units

19

22

16

18

17

Mean units

3.7

3.7

3.0

3.2

3.6

Standard error of the mean

0.19

0.29

0.27

0.30

0.36

Bases (weighted):

1198

378

276

325

1060

Bases (unweighted):

1221

387

332

374

1173