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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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