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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 3.12 Potential problem drinking indicators, by age and sex

Table 3.12 Potential problem drinking indicators, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over and current drinker
2008

Problem drinking indicators

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Felt the need to cut down on drinking

30

28

34

30

28

20

13

28

Felt guilty about drinking

18

14

11

8

7

5

3

10

Been criticised for drinking

12

13

9

9

6

7

3

9

Had shakes due to drinking a

12

11

6

4

3

3

1

6

Had to drink to steady nerves a

9

8

5

2

3

2

5

Felt unable to stop drinking a

5

5

7

4

4

2

2

5

2 or more problem drinking indicators

23

20

16

13

11

8

6

15

1 or more physical dependency indicators

20

15

10

6

7

4

2

10

Been drunk at least once a week in last 3 weeks

43

32

25

17

7

5

3

21

Been drunk at least once in the last 3 months

80

77

67

53

30

18

7

54

Women

Felt the need to cut down on drinking

26

25

25

24

18

10

3

21

Felt guilty about drinking

12

14

7

7

3

1

1

7

Been criticised for drinking

13

5

7

4

3

0

1

5

Had shakes due to drinking a

13

6

2

1

1

-

4

Had to drink to steady nerves a

5

2

0

0

1

-

1

1

Felt unable to stop drinking a

4

4

2

3

1

-

1

2

2 or more problem drinking indicators

17

14

9

9

4

1

2

9

1 or more physical dependency indicators

15

9

2

3

2

-

1

5

Been drunk at least once a week in last 3 weeks

32

19

12

7

5

1

2

13

Been drunk at least once in the last 3 months

78

65

49

35

14

4

3

41

Bases (weighted):

Men

393

402

459

462

394

245

138

2494

Women

370

381

496

474

380

244

148

2492

Bases (unweighted):

Men

206

264

374

439

428

337

194

2242

Women

273

357

525

502

469

320

172

2618

a These items are the physical dependency indicators