Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report

Published: 3 Oct 2017
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788512763

Statistics relating to the health of people living in Scotland.

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report
Table 4.6 Summary of child eating habits, 2015/2016 combined

Table 4.6 Summary of child eating habits, 2015/2016 combined

Aged 2-15 2015/2016 combined
Food type and frequency 2015/2016

%
Boys
Eats oily fish once a week or more 16
Eats white fish once a week or more 52
Eats tuna fish once a week or more 25
Eats red meata 2+ times a week 56
Eats meat productsb 2+ times a week 47
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 55
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 51
Biscuits once a day or more 34
Cakes 2+ times a week 33
Ice-cream once a week or more 47
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 35
Crisps once a day or more 34
Eats chips 2+ times a week 43
Eats potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 49
Eats at least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 35
Eats high fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 30
Girls
Eats oily fish once a week or more 17
Eats white fish once a week or more 51
Eats tuna fish once a week or more 29
Eats red meata 2+ times a week 58
Eats meat productsb 2+ times a week 36
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 60
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 51
Biscuits once a day or more 30
Cakes 2+ times a week 33
Ice-cream once a week or more 49
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 34
Crisps once a day or more 32
Eats chips 2+ times a week 42
Eats potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 50
Eats at least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 29
Eats high fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 27
Continued…
Table 4.6 - Continued
Aged 2-15 2015/2016 combined
Food type and frequency 2015/2016

%
All children
Eats oily fish once a week or more 16
Eats white fish once a week or more 51
Eats tuna fish once a week or more 27
Eats red meata 2+ times a week 57
Eats meat productsb 2+ times a week 42
Drinks skimmed / semi-skimmed milk 58
Sweets or chocolates once a day or more 51
Biscuits once a day or more 32
Cakes 2+ times a week 33
Ice-cream once a week or more 48
Non-diet soft drinks once a day or more 35
Crisps once a day or more 33
Eats chips 2+ times a week 42
Eats potatoes, pasta, rice 5+ times a week 50
Eats at least 2-3 slices of high fibre bread a day 32
Eats high fibre / low sugar cereal at least 5-6 times a week 29
Bases (weighted):
Boys 1319
Girls 1312
All children 2631
Bases (unweighted):
Boys 1300
Girls 1292
All children 2592

a for example beef, lamb or pork
b for example sausages, meat pies, bridies, corned beef or burgers


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