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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 7.10 Phlegm and breathlessness 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008/2010 combined, 2012/2014 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008/2010 combined,
2012/2014 combined
Phlegm and
breathlessnessa
1995 1998 2003 2008/2010
combined
2012/2014
combined
  % % % % %
Men
16-64
Phlegma 13 13 12 10 10
Grade 2 breathlessnessb 13 10 9 7 7
Grade 3 breathlessness 7 6 7 7 7
Any breathlessness 20 16 16 13 14
16+
Phlegmb n/a n/a 14 12 11
Grade 2 breathlessnessc n/a n/a 11 9 9
Grade 3 breathlessness n/a n/a 9 9 10
Any breathlessness n/a n/a 20 17 19
Women
16-64
Phlegma 9 9 8 7 8
Grade 2 breathlessnessb 20 16 12 10 11
Grade 3 breathlessness 10 9 10 10 10
Any breathlessness 30 25 22 20 21
16+
Phlegmb n/a n/a 9 8 9
Grade 2 breathlessnessc n/a n/a 14 12 13
Grade 3 breathlessness n/a n/a 13 13 13
Any breathlessness n/a n/a 27 25 26
All adults
16-64
Phlegma 11 11 10 9 9
Grade 2 breathlessnessb 17 13 11 8 9
Grade 3 breathlessness 8 8 8 8 9
Any breathlessness 25 21 19 17 18
16+
Phlegmb n/a n/a 11 10 10
Grade 2 breathlessnessc n/a n/a 13 11 11
Grade 3 breathlessness n/a n/a 11 11 12
Any breathlessness n/a n/a 24 21 23
Bases (weighted):
Men 16-64 3899 3951 3176 1831 1811
Men 16+ n/a n/a 3840 2230 2251
Women 16-64 3997 3990 3329 1901 1888
Women 16+ n/a n/a 4287 2432 2438
All adults 16-64 7896 7941 6505 3732 3698
All adults 16+ n/a n/a 8127 4661 4689
Bases (weighted):
Men 16-64 3522 3365 2764 1489 1469
Men 16+ n/a n/a 3597 2001 2076
Women 16-64 4406 4212 3462 1993 1885
Women 16+ n/a n/a 4534 2660 2614
All adults 16-64 7928 7577 6226 3482 3354
All adults 16+ n/a n/a 8131 4661 4690

a These items are from the MRC Respiratory Questionnaire
b Produced phlegm from the chest on most days for at least three months of the year
c In previous years these were mis-labelled as grade 1 and 2

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