Table 6.8 Adult consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015
Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Taking any supplement 16 31 23 20 21 27 31 24
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 11 19 13 8 10 12 10 12
No supplements taken 84 69 77 80 79 73 69 76
Women
Taking any supplement 25 27 27 29 31 37 35 30
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 14 20 19 12 16 17 15 16
Taking supplement containing folic acid a 2 10 8 3 n/a n/a n/a 6
No supplements taken 75 73 73 71 69 63 65 70
All adults
Taking any supplement 21 29 25 24 26 33 34 27
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 12 20 16 10 13 15 13 14
No supplements taken 79 71 75 76 74 67 66 73
Bases (weighted):
Men 339 385 372 445 375 288 190 2395
Women 333 405 397 473 394 321 274 2597
Women aged 16-49 333 405 393 223 n/a n/a n/a 1354
All adults 672 790 769 918 770 610 464 4992
Bases (unweighted):
Men 194 241 313 406 410 400 280 2244
Women 211 348 392 487 489 461 362 2750
Women aged 16-49 211 348 389 229 n/a n/a n/a 1177
All adults 405 589 705 893 899 861 642 4994

a Asked of women aged 16-49. Total is for that age group only


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