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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 2.1 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, 2003 to 2014

Aged 16 and over 2003 to 2014
Alcohol units per week 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 8 10 10 12 11 12 12 14
Moderate 58 59 63 61 64 63 65 63
Hazardous/Harmful 33 30 27 27 25 25 22 23
Mean units per week 19.8 18.0 17.5 16.0 15.0 15.2 13.7 13.6
SE of the mean 0.62 0.53 0.75 0.50 0.42 0.59 0.48 0.44
Women
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 13 13 16 17 17 17 20 18
Moderate 64 67 66 65 65 65 64 65
Hazardous/Harmful 23 20 19 18 18 18 16 17
Mean units per week 9.0 8.6 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.6 6.8 7.4
SE of the mean 0.31 0.34 0.24 0.24 0.23 0.33 0.25 0.33
All Adults
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 11 12 13 15 14 15 16 16
Moderate 61 63 64 63 64 64 65 64
Hazardous/Harmful 28 25 23 22 21 21 19 20
Mean units per week 14.1 13.1 12.4 11.6 11.1 11.3 10.1 10.3
SE of the mean 0.36 0.34 0.40 0.29 0.27 0.35 0.29 0.30
Bases (weighted):
Men 3791 3011 3576 3388 3551 2253 2303 2171
Women 4215 3319 3912 3711 3874 2464 2501 2389
All adults 8006 6330 7488 7098 7425 4717 4805 4560
Bases (unweighted):
Men 3558 2796 3276 3064 3239 2095 2108 2028
Women 4482 3579 4232 4076 4220 2657 2724 2564
All adults 8040 6375 7508 7140 7459 4752 4832 4592

a Non-drinker: no units per week; Moderate: >0 units and up to 21 units for men / 14 units for women; Hazardous/harmful: more than 21 units for men / 14 units for women

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