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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 7.11 Phlegm and breathlessness, 2012/2014 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2012/2014 combined
Phlegm and
breathlessnessa
Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Phlegma 5 11 11 9 12 17 20 11
Any breathlessness 5 10 12 19 25 38 43 19
Women
Phlegma 6 5 8 9 12 10 13 9
Any breathlessness 12 15 21 22 32 45 46 26
All adults
Phlegma 5 8 9 9 12 14 15 10
Any breathlessness 8 13 17 21 29 42 45 23
Bases (weighted):
Men 322 358 360 420 350 266 175 2251
Women 316 377 382 444 368 296 255 2438
All adults 638 736 742 865 718 561 429 4689
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 224 317 378 382 377 230 2076
Women 224 312 431 484 434 399 330 2614
All adults 392 536 748 862 816 776 560 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

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