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Scottish Health Survey 2012 - Volume 2 Technical Report

Technical report accompanying the release of the 2012 Scottish Health Survey

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Table 1.14 True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for alcohol variables

2012

% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Men
Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 15.2 2095 0.59 14.1 16.4 1.26
Non-drinker 12.3 2095 0.91 10.6 14.2 1.32
Moderate (up to and including 21) 63.1 2095 1.38 60.3 65.8 1.36
Hazardous/harmful (over 21) 24.7 2095 1.21 22.4 27.1 1.34
Drinks more than 4 units on heaviest drinking day 41.7 2104 1.36 39.0 44.4 1.26
Drinks more than 8 units on heaviest drinking day 24.7 2104 1.26 22.3 27.2 1.34
Mean number of alcohol units on heaviest drinking day 5.6 2104 0.21 5.1 6.0 1.43
Never drunk alcohol 4.9 2085 0.70 3.7 6.5 1.55
Ex drinker 7.4 2085 0.60 6.3 8.7 1.08
Drinks outwith government guidelines 46.9 2085 1.39 44.2 49.6 1.32
Drinks within government guidelines 40.8 2085 1.40 38.1 43.6 1.36
Low risk drinking/abstenence (0-7) 75.2 1877 1.37 72.4 77.8 1.43
Hazarbous drinking (8-15) 20.6 1877 1.17 18.4 23.0 1.30
Harmful drinking (16-19) 2.8 1877 0.57 1.8 4.1 1.59
Possible alcohol dependence (20+) 1.5 1877 0.36 0.9 2.4 1.35
Women
Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 7.6 2657 0.33 7.0 8.3 1.27
Non-drinker 17.5 2657 0.92 15.7 19.4 1.21
Moderate (up to and including 14) 64.6 2657 1.17 62.3 66.9 1.22
Hazardous/harmful (over 14) 17.9 2657 0.95 16.1 19.9 1.24
Drinks more than 3 units on heaviest drinking day 30.5 2659 1.17 28.2 32.8 1.31
Drinks more than 6 units on heaviest drinking day 15.2 2659 0.91 13.5 17.1 1.31
Mean number of alcohol units on heaviest drinking day 2.9 2659 0.11 2.6 3.1 1.29
Never drunk alcohol 8.8 2643 0.64 7.7 10.2 1.13
Ex drinker 8.8 2643 0.66 7.6 10.2 1.16
Drinks outwith government guidelines 35.1 2643 1.23 32.7 37.6 1.28
Drinks within government guidelines 47.3 2643 1.19 44.9 49.6 1.19
Low risk drinking/abstenence (0-7) 86.9 2408 0.96 84.9 88.7 1.35
Hazarbous drinking (8-15) 10.9 2408 0.91 9.3 12.9 1.39
Harmful drinking (16-19) 1.2 2408 0.32 0.7 2.0 1.40
Possible alcohol dependence (20+) 1.0 2408 0.26 0.6 1.6 1.25

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