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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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Table 9.8 Summary of child eating habits, 2012/2013/2014 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 16 and over 2012/2013/2014 combined
Food type and frequency Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least
deprived)
4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most
deprived)
% % % % %
Boys
Oily fish once a week or more 25 18 15 11 13
White fish once a week or more 59 59 55 51 53
Tuna fish once a week or more 24 26 19 25 29
Red meata 2+ times a week 62 65 54 57 55
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 34 41 48 51 52
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 62 62 61 54 48
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 45 49 56 56 56
Biscuits once a day or more 42 37 39 37 34
Cakes 2+ times a week 44 33 36 28 26
Ice-cream once a week or more 48 50 50 53 53
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 32 35 42 45 45
Crisps once a day or more 29 34 37 40 46
Chips 2+ times a week 30 37 44 52 51
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 59 53 45 45 43
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 45 37 34 34 25
High fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5‑6 times a week 39 33 30 23 23
Girls
Oily fish once a week or more 21 19 16 12 8
White fish once a week or more 54 54 52 45 45
Tuna fish once a week or more 27 31 30 32 33
Red meata 2+ times a week 55 59 55 58 57
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 24 26 27 38 48
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 67 64 60 54 48
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 39 46 48 52 59
Biscuits once a day or more 27 33 33 36 27
Cakes 2+ times a week 33 40 35 23 32
Ice-cream once a week or more 51 52 51 48 56
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 28 34 36 44 46
Crisps once a day or more 24 32 32 42 49
Chips 2+ times a week 26 32 38 46 47
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 66 56 56 52 48
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 33 30 34 28 23
High fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5‑6 times a week 30 28 24 23 23
All children
Oily fish once a week or more 23 18 15 11 11
White fish once a week or more 57 57 53 48 49
Tuna fish once a week or more 25 28 25 29 31
Red meata 2+ times a week 58 62 54 58 56
Meat productsb 2+ times a week 29 34 37 44 50
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 65 63 60 54 48
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 42 48 52 54 58
Biscuits once a day or more 34 35 36 36 31
Cakes 2+ times a week 39 36 35 26 28
Ice-cream once a week or more 49 51 50 50 54
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 30 34 39 44 45
Crisps once a day or more 27 33 35 41 47
Chips 2+ times a week 28 35 41 49 49
Potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 62 54 50 49 45
At least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 39 34 34 31 24
High fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5‑6 times a week 35 31 27 23 23
Bases (weighted):
Boys 450 486 460 447 532
Girls 442 440 464 459 466
All children 892 926 924 906 997
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 437 491 454 433 497
Girls 451 466 467 443 449
All children 888 957 921 876 946

a for example beef, lamb or pork
b for example sausages, meat pies, bridies, corned beef, or burgers

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