Publication - Research and analysis

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
Part of:
Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Contents
The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 3.9 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Table 3.9 Estimated alcohol consumption level on heaviest drinking day in past week (observed and age-standardised), by equivalised household income quintile and sex

Aged 16 and over
2008

Alcohol units per day

Equivalised annual household income quintile

1 st
(highest)

2 nd

3 rd

4 th

5 th
(lowest)

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Observed

Did not drink in last week

20

26

26

34

47

Under 2 units

13

14

14

19

10

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

4

4

6

5

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

6

9

9

5

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

5

4

4

2

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

9

7

7

7

5

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

9

7

7

7

3

Over 8+

33

30

27

20

22

Consumed over 4 units

56

48

44

36

34

Consumed over 8 units

33

30

27

20

22

Mean units

7.2

7.0

6.6

4.7

5.3

Standard error of the mean

0.38

0.52

0.49

0.40

0.53

Standardised

Did not drink in last week

22

25

27

32

47

Under 2 units

13

15

14

15

9

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

5

4

6

5

3

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

8

9

10

5

6

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

5

4

4

2

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

9

7

7

7

5

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

9

7

7

8

3

Over 8+

30

29

26

26

23

Consumed over 4 units

52

47

43

43

35

Consumed over 8 units

30

29

26

26

23

Mean units

6.8

6.9

6.4

5.6

5.5

Standard error of the mean

0.42

0.53

0.48

0.60

0.58

Bases (weighted):

646

549

574

419

433

Bases (unweighted):

531

522

521

459

403

Women

Observed

Did not drink in last week

25

36

41

48

58

Under 2 units

17

17

15

17

12

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

6

5

5

6

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

10

11

8

8

4

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

6

5

4

1

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

10

8

7

5

5

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

5

4

6

4

3

Over 8+

21

13

13

10

11

Consumed over 3 units

52

42

39

28

26

Consumed over 6 units

26

17

19

14

14

Mean units

4.7

3.5

3.5

2.7

3.3

Standard error of the mean

0.25

0.21

0.26

0.20

0.64

Standardised

Did not drink in last week

28

36

41

46

57

Under 2 units

20

19

15

14

11

Over 2 and up to (& including) 3

5

5

5

7

4

Over 3 and up to (& including) 4

10

11

8

8

4

Over 4 and up to (& including) 5

5

5

4

1

3

Over 5 and up to (& including) 6

8

7

7

6

6

Over 6 and up to (& including) 8

4

4

6

5

3

Over 8+

19

12

12

13

12

Consumed over 3 units

46

39

38

33

28

Consumed over 6 units

24

16

18

18

15

Mean units

4.3

3.4

3.4

3.2

3.3

Standard error of the mean

0.30

0.22

0.24

0.24

0.56

Bases (weighted):

606

567

583

536

560

Bases (unweighted):

579

622

618

636

613