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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 2.3 Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice, 2003 to 2014

Aged 16 and over 2003 to 2014
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking adviceaa,b 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 7
Ex drinker 4 6 6 7 6 7 7 8
Drinks within government guidelinesa 39 39 41 39 42 41 42 40
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 53 51 49 49 46 47 45 46
Women
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 9 7 8 9 9 9 10 7
Ex drinker 5 6 7 8 9 9 10 10
Drinks within government guidelinesa 45 47 47 45 44 47 45 46
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 42 40 38 38 38 35 35 36
All Adults
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 7 6 6 7 7 7 8 7
Ex drinker 5 6 7 7 8 8 9 9
Drinks within government guidelinesa 42 43 44 42 43 44 44 43
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 47 45 43 43 42 41 40 41
Bases (weighted):
Men 3769 2981 3519 3355 3520 2234 2240 2108
Women 4203 3296 3862 3675 3827 2442 2469 2362
All adults 7972 6277 7381 7030 7347 4677 4709 4470
Bases (unweighted):
Men 3543 2778 3242 3042 3222 2085 2061 1979
Women 4469 3560 4199 4055 4192 2643 2702 2536
All adults 8012 6338 7441 7097 7414 4728 4763 4515

a Drank no more than 4 units (men) or 3 units (women) on heaviest drinking day, and drank no more than 21 units (men) or 14 units (women) in usual week
b Drank more than 4 units (men) or 3 units (women) on heaviest drinking day, and/or drank more than 21 units (men) or 14 units (women) in usual week

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