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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 2.5 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (age-standardised), 2003 to 2014, by equivalised income and sex

Aged 16 and over 2003 to 2014
Alcohol units per weeka 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Hazardous / harmful drinking
1st (highest income) 42 36 37 36 30 30 25 31
2nd 37 34 30 25 27 26 29 24
3rd 31 33 28 24 27 22 22 22
4th 27 26 19 25 23 24 20 18
5th (lowest income) 25 25 26 25 18 23 17 18
Mean units per week
1st (highest income) 21.9 19.3 21.6 18.0 17.3 18.6 15.6 15.9
2nd 21.0 18.2 17.6 14.6 15.6 14.3 15.1 14.6
3rd 19.6 18.9 17.6 13.8 15.8 13.4 13.6 13.3
4th 17.9 16.9 12.9 15.5 14.2 14.7 11.9 10.8
5th (lowest income) 18.1 19.4 20.4 19.2 13.0 17.3 12.7 12.1
SE of the mean
1st (highest income) 0.96 0.99 3.12 0.92 0.86 1.21 1.10 0.89
2nd 0.99 0.93 0.94 0.78 1.04 0.95 0.96 1.20
3rd 1.83 1.38 1.81 0.88 0.98 1.09 1.26 1.02
4th 1.82 1.98 0.89 1.41 1.05 1.64 1.03 1.25
5th (lowest income) 1.70 2.11 2.11 2.10 1.35 2.44 1.52 1.36
Women
Hazardous / harmful drinking
1st (highest income) 37 30 24 28 26 27 24 22
2nd 28 20 23 21 21 18 18 21
3rd 20 20 17 18 16 17 18 16
4th 17 18 14 16 17 15 9 15
5th (lowest income) 16 16 15 12 12 12 11 13
Mean units per week
1st (highest income) 12.3 11.3 9.8 10.2 10.3 10.2 9.2 9.1
2nd 10.3 7.9 9.5 8.9 8.2 8.1 8.0 8.8
3rd 8.2 8.1 7.6 7.5 7.0 6.7 7.4 7.5
4th 6.8 7.4 6.5 6.7 6.3 6.5 4.8 6.7
5th (lowest income) 7.5 9.3 6.8 6.3 5.9 6.9 5.6 5.9
SE of the mean
1st (highest income) 0.58 0.87 0.85 0.61 0.59 0.79 0.70 0.57
2nd 0.63 0.54 0.59 0.53 0.45 0.96 0.60 1.00
3rd 0.56 0.62 0.52 0.53 0.45 0.55 0.61 1.29
4th 0.43 0.64 0.50 0.60 0.40 0.65 0.53 1.00
5th (lowest income) 1.12 1.18 0.75 0.65 0.58 0.95 0.66 0.60
All adults
Hazardous / harmful drinking
1st (highest income) 40 33 31 33 28 29 24 27
2nd 32 27 26 23 24 22 24 22
3rd 25 26 23 21 21 19 20 19
4th 22 21 17 20 20 19 14 16
5th (lowest income) 20 20 20 18 15 17 13 15
Mean units per week
1st (highest income) 17.3 15.4 16.0 14.3 14.0 14.6 12.6 12.6
2nd 15.7 12.9 13.5 11.8 11.8 11.2 11.8 11.8
3rd 13.5 13.4 12.4 10.5 11.3 9.9 10.2 10.3
4th 11.6 11.6 9.6 10.6 9.9 10.0 8.0 8.4
5th (lowest income) 12.2 13.7 12.4 12.1 9.1 11.6 8.6 8.7
SE of the mean
1st (highest income) 0.66 0.74 1.73 0.62 0.57 0.85 0.75 0.62
2nd 0.64 0.60 0.61 0.50 0.63 0.74 0.65 0.95
3rd 0.90 0.80 0.97 0.53 0.63 0.65 0.73 0.88
4th 0.85 1.05 0.53 0.77 0.55 0.76 0.56 0.86
5th (lowest income) 0.98 1.15 1.04 1.05 0.74 1.25 0.77 0.74
Bases (weighted):
Men - 1st (highest income) 838 642 771 703 714 456 472 453
Men - 2nd 692 545 698 697 618 426 489 431
Men - 3rd 610 581 632 547 633 373 330 379
Men - 4th 616 421 664 507 539 328 343 287
Men - 5th (lowest income) 513 426 426 460 462 338 294 307
Women - 1st (highest income) 768 603 690 631 657 414 429 415
Women - 2nd 677 569 708 671 664 413 413 416
Women - 3rd 704 592 674 607 654 399 399 409
Women - 4th 825 530 689 652 649 436 415 400
Women - 5th (lowest income) 650 556 616 574 572 406 408 369
All adults - 1st (highest income) 1606 1245 1461 1334 1371 870 901 868
All adults - 2nd 1368 1114 1407 1368 1283 838 902 847
All adults - 3rd 1314 1173 1306 1154 1288 772 728 788
All adults - 4th 1441 952 1352 1159 1188 764 758 687
All adults - 5th (lowest income) 1163 983 1043 1034 1034 744 702 676
Bases (unweighted):
Men - 1st (highest income) 773 531 666 617 628 415 424 418
Men - 2nd 641 524 619 585 557 402 422 394
Men - 3rd 577 522 583 508 601 363 330 376
Men - 4th 649 460 594 519 521 328 356 280
Men - 5th (lowest income) 476 396 415 426 439 306 283 297
Women - 1st (highest income) 806 577 714 648 683 442 458 438
Women - 2nd 715 625 722 722 705 454 450 433
Women - 3rd 752 622 741 692 747 443 459 455
Women - 4th 920 635 769 741 736 482 497 440
Women - 5th (lowest income) 685 608 683 645 648 437 433 429
All adults - 1st (highest income) 1579 1108 1380 1265 1311 857 882 856
All adults - 2nd 1356 1149 1341 1307 1262 856 872 827
All adults - 3rd 1329 1144 1324 1200 1348 806 789 831
All adults - 4th 1569 1095 1363 1260 1257 810 853 720
All adults - 5th (lowest income) 1161 1004 1098 1071 1087 743 716 726

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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