Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2017 - volume one: main report

Published: 25 Sep 2018
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care, Research, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787812178

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2017, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

Table 4.3 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (age-standardised), 2017, by area deprivation and sex

Aged 16 and over 2017
Alcohol units per week Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)
  % % % % %
Men
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 11 13 14 16 18
Moderate 52 50 55 57 53
Hazardous / Harmful 38 37 31 26 29
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 15.9 16.6 16.3 14.8 17.8
SE of the mean 1.05 1.23 1.57 1.77 3.32
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 30.0 30.9 35.9 36.9 41.5
SE of the mean 1.60 1.89 3.47 4.35 7.42
Women
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 13 16 21 21 26
Moderate 66 69 63 67 61
Hazardous / Harmful 22 15 16 12 13
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 10.0 8.7 8.6 7.5 7.8
SE of the mean 0.67 0.64 0.78 0.86 0.88
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 25.1 27.8 26.9 [29.4] [28.9]
SE of the mean 1.37 1.87 1.63 [3.72] [2.79]
All adults
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption levela
Non-drinker 12 15 18 19 23
Moderate 59 59 59 62 58
Hazardous / Harmful 30 26 23 19 20
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 12.9 12.8 12.5 11.2 12.4
SE of the mean 0.68 0.74 0.99 1.06 1.60
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 28.2 30.0 32.7 34.5 37.1
SE of the mean 1.19 1.42 2.46 3.24 5.04
Bases (weighted):
Men 370 371 351 363 288
Male drinkers 328 317 294 301 233
Male hazardous / harmful drinkers 140 136 110 95 84
Women 398 360 375 372 372
Female drinkers 341 298 291 285 271
Female hazardous / harmful drinkers 86 54 59 45 47
All adults 768 731 727 735 659
All drinkers 670 615 585 586 504
All hazardous / harmful drinkers 227 190 169 140 131
Bases (unweighted):
Men 308 371 354 310 233
Male drinkers 273 316 287 252 185
Male hazardous / harmful drinkers 122 128 103 85 76
Women 408 447 456 391 364
Female drinkers 344 367 353 297 265
Female hazardous / harmful drinkers 92 67 71 43 43
All adults 716 818 810 701 597
All drinkers 617 683 640 549 450
All hazardous / harmful drinkers 214 195 174 128 119

a Non-drinker: no units per week; Moderate: >0 units and up to 14 units; Hazardous / harmful: more than 14 units
b Those who had consumed alcohol in the past year
c Those who drank an average of more than 14 units per week over the past year


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