Publication - Statistics

The Scottish Health Survey 2011: Volume 1 - Adults

Published: 25 Sep 2012
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781780458410

Annual report of the Scottish Health Survey for 2011. Volume focussing on adult health

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286 page PDF

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Contents
The Scottish Health Survey 2011: Volume 1 - Adults
Table 5.3 Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements, 2003, 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

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Table 5.3 Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements, 2003, 2008-2011 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with a nurse visit
2003, 2008-2011 combined

Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
2003
Vitamins / minerals 10 15 11 10 11 7 12 11
Fish oils 6 8 8 12 16 20 22 12
Iron supplements 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1
Calcium - 0 0 - 1 1 1 0
Other minerals 2 2 1 4 3 3 3 3
Other supplements 1 3 4 4 8 10 6 5
Total taking any supplementa 15 20 18 19 27 29 30 21
No supplements taken 85 80 82 81 73 71 70 79
2008-2011
Vitamins / minerals 10 10 10 11 12 8 7 10
Fish oils 5 5 4 10 16 23 22 11
Iron supplements 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 1
Calcium 1 0 1 1 1 0 - 1
Other minerals 3 1 4 3 5 5 4 3
Other supplements 1 5 5 3 7 7 7 5
Total taking any supplementa 14 16 15 18 27 31 30 20
No supplements taken 86 84 85 82 73 69 70 80
Women
2003
Vitamins / minerals 12 16 15 19 17 11 9 14
Fish oils 4 4 8 19 26 21 23 14
Iron supplements 4 4 2 2 2 1 0 2
Calcium 0 1 1 3 5 3 3 2
Other minerals 1 4 5 11 10 4 3 6
Other supplements 5 5 8 18 21 12 9 11
Total taking any supplementa 17 22 25 37 44 35 32 30
No supplements taken 83 78 75 63 56 65 68 70
2008-2011
Vitamins / minerals 7 15 15 17 15 15 11 14
Fish oils 3 4 6 12 18 24 22 12
Iron supplements 1 5 2 2 2 0 2 2
Calcium 0 0 1 3 2 3 1 2
Other minerals 1 4 5 7 7 8 6 5
Other supplements 5 5 5 9 13 13 6 8
Total taking any supplementa 12 23 23 29 34 41 34 27
No supplements taken 88 77 77 71 66 59 66 73
All adults
2003
Vitamins / minerals 11 16 13 15 14 9 10 13
Fish oils 5 6 8 15 21 20 22 13
Iron supplements 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 1
Calcium 0 0 1 1 3 2 2 1
Other minerals 2 3 3 8 7 4 3 4
Other supplements 3 4 7 11 15 11 8 8
Total taking any supplementa 16 21 21 28 35 32 31 26
No supplements taken 84 79 79 72 65 68 69 74
2008-2011
Vitamins / minerals 9 12 13 14 13 11 9 12
Fish oils 4 5 5 11 17 23 22 11
Iron supplements 1 3 1 2 1 1 1 1
Calcium 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1
Other minerals 2 3 4 5 6 7 5 4
Other supplements 3 5 5 6 10 10 7 7
Total taking any supplementa 13 20 19 24 30 36 33 24
No supplements taken 87 80 81 76 70 64 67 76
Bases (weighted):
Men 2003 375 408 511 448 382 273 175 2572
Men 2008-2011 304 328 355 370 319 220 149 2045
Women 2003 373 441 547 463 404 330 315 2872
Women 2008-2011 292 327 387 399 336 255 233 2228
All adults 2003 748 849 1058 910 786 602 490 5444
All adults 2008-2011 596 655 742 769 655 475 382 4273
Bases (unweighted):
Men 2003 178 278 463 421 452 366 243 2401
Men 2008-2011 133 201 305 345 365 312 196 1857
Women 2003 221 378 605 556 564 404 315 3043
Women 2008-2011 190 299 426 460 440 347 254 2416
All adults 2003 399 656 1068 977 1016 770 558 5444
All adults 2008-2011 323 500 731 805 805 659 450 4273

a May be less than the sum of those taking individual supplements as some participants were taking more than one type.


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