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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 2.8 Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2014
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking adviceaa,b Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+  
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 13 10 6 4 4 3 9 7
Ex drinker 4 7 7 7 8 12 14 8
Drinks within government guidelinesa 37 39 41 38 35 40 53 40
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 46 45 46 50 53 45 24 46
Women
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 5 9 6 4 4 9 18 7
Ex drinker 5 7 10 8 11 14 20 10
Drinks within government guidelinesa 45 48 40 40 47 55 51 46
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 44 35 44 49 38 22 12 36
All Adults
Adherence to weekly and daily drinking advice
Never drunk alcohol 9 10 6 4 4 6 14 7
Ex drinker 5 7 9 8 10 13 17 9
Drinks within government guidelinesa 41 44 41 39 41 48 52 43
Drinks outwith government guidelinesb 45 40 45 49 45 33 17 41
Bases (weighted):
Men 256 344 330 406 339 260 173 2108
Women 282 368 369 439 363 291 249 2362
All adults 538 712 699 845 702 551 422 4470
Bases (unweighted):
Men 165 243 287 353 349 356 226 1979
Women 208 331 412 426 435 415 309 2536
All adults 373 574 699 779 784 771 535 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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