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 6.4 Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements, adults and children, 2017, by age and sex

All ages 2017
Consumption of vitamin or mineral supplements Age Total 16+
0-15 16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54a 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % % %
Male
Taking any supplement 25 18 26 22 19 26 32 24 24
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 21 10 15 14 15 15 18 11 14
No supplements taken 75 82 74 78 81 74 68 76 76
Female
Taking any supplement 23 27 39 35 32 35 42 34 35
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 20 20 30 26 20 23 24 19 23
Taking supplement containing folic acidb n/a 2 14 5 2 n/a n/a n/a 7
No supplements taken 77 73 61 65 68 65 58 66 65
All
Taking any supplement 24 22 32 28 26 31 37 30 29
Taking supplement containing vitamin D 20 15 23 20 18 19 21 16 19
No supplements taken 76 78 68 72 74 69 63 70 71
Bases (weighted):
Males 819 242 294 270 323 282 221 144 1776
Females 784 237 306 285 346 298 244 203 1919
Females aged 16-49 237 306 284 169 996
All 1603 480 600 554 669 580 465 347 3696
Bases (unweighted):
Males 819 133 219 201 244 327 283 190 1597
Females 784 159 287 324 366 384 342 237 2099
Females aged 16-49 159 287 323 171 940
All 1603 292 506 525 610 711 625 427 3696

a Folic acid data only collected from women aged 16-49 so the figure included here is for women aged 45-49
b Asked of women aged 16-49. Total is for that age group only


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