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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 7.13 Phlegm and breathlessness (age-standardised), 2012/2014 combined, by smoking status and sex

Aged 16 and over 2012/2014 combined
Phlegm and
breathlessnessa
Smoking statusa
Never smoked /
smoked occasionally
Ex-regular
smoker
Smokes fewer
than 20 a day
Smokes 20
or more a day
  % % % %
Men
Phlegmb 5 8 23 35
Any breathlessness 13 19 26 36
Women
Phlegmb 4 8 16 34
Any breathlessness 20 27 35 48
All adults
Phlegmb 5 8 20 34
Any breathlessness 17 23 30 41
Bases (weighted):
Men 1178 507 369 160
Women 1365 535 388 131
All adults 2543 1042 757 292
Bases (unweighted):
Men 1011 575 307 154
Women 1428 625 402 142
All adults 2439 1200 709 296

a These items are from the MRC Respiratory Questionnaire
b Excludes cases where respondent did not know how many they smoked a day
c Produced phlegm from the chest on most days for at least three months of the year

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