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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 7.12 Phlegm and breathlessness (age-standardised), 2012/2014 combined, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 16 and over 2012/2014 combined
Phlegm and
breathlessnessa
Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least
deprived)
4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most
deprived)
  % % % % %
Men
Phlegmb 8 9 10 16 17
Any breathlessness 12 15 21 25 29
Women
Phlegmb 4 7 9 10 15
Any breathlessness 16 20 27 32 40
All adults
Phlegmb 6 8 9 13 16
Any breathlessness 14 17 24 29 35
Bases (weighted):
Men 475 461 481 486 349
Women 503 471 550 509 405
All adults 978 932 1031 994 754
Bases (unweighted):
Men 411 475 482 418 290
Women 503 569 597 542 403
All adults 914 1044 1079 960 693

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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