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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 2.6 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2014
Alcohol units per week Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 16 16 12 11 12 14 23 14
Moderate 62 69 68 62 60 57 61 63
Hazardous/Harmful 22 15 19 27 29 29 16 23
Mean units per week 12.2 10.1 13.3 15.0 16.1 17.2 9.3 13.6
SE of the mean 1.55 0.84 1.14 1.12 1.10 1.60 1.01 0.44
Women
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 10 16 16 12 15 23 37 18
Moderate 66 70 67 63 66 66 57 65
Hazardous/Harmful 24 13 18 26 19 11 6 17
Mean units per week 10.3 6.1 7.3 9.9 7.8 5.2 3.4 7.4
SE of the mean 1.74 0.54 0.53 0.77 0.56 0.56 0.43 0.33
All Adults
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 13 16 14 11 13 19 31 16
Moderate 64 70 67 62 63 62 58 64
Hazardous/Harmful 23 14 18 26 24 20 10 20
Mean units per week 11.2 8 10.2 12.4 11.9 10.9 5.8 10.3
SE of the mean 1.21 0.53 0.63 0.80 0.66 0.87 0.55 0.30
Bases (weighted):
Men 269 352 353 415 345 263 173 2171
Women 290 374 377 441 363 294 251 2389
All adults 559 726 730 856 708 557 424 4560
Bases (unweighted):
Men 176 248 301 360 356 360 227 2028
Women 214 336 419 430 435 419 311 2564
All adults 390 584 720 790 791 779 538 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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