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Scottish Health Survey 2017 - volume 2: technical report

Presents information on the methodology and fieldwork for the Scottish Health Survey 2017 and includes the survey questionnaire.

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Table 1.13: True standard errors and 95% confidence intervals for alcohol variables

2017
% (p) / Mean Sample size (un-weighted) True standard error 95% confidence interval Design Factor
lower upper
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level
Men Non-drinker 14 1576 1.0 12.3 16.1 1.15
Moderate (up to and including 14 units) 53 1576 1.7 49.7 56.3 1.40
Hazardous/harmful (over 14 units) 33 1576 1.5 30.0 35.9 1.32
Women Non-drinker 19 2066 1.1 17.4 21.6 1.16
Moderate (up to and including 14 units) 65 2066 1.2 62.6 67.4 1.11
Hazardous/harmful (over 14 units) 16 2066 0.9 13.9 17.3 1.04
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (mean units per adult drinker)
Men Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 16.4 1313 0.79 14.8 17.9 1.20
Women Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 8.6 1626 0.34 7.9 9.2 1.07
Mean units per adult drinker on heaviest drinking day
Men Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 8.0 916 0.31 7.4 8.6 1.30
Women Mean number of alcohol units usually consumed per week 5.3 1032 0.18 4.9 5.6 1.27
Drinks more than 4 units on heaviest drinking day
Men Drinks more than 4 units on heaviest drinking day 37 1538 1.7 33.9 40.5 1.43
Drinks more than 8 units on heaviest drinking day
Men Drinks more than 8 units on heaviest drinking day 21 1538 1.3 18.4 23.5 1.32
Drinks more than 3 units on heaviest drinking day
Women Drinks more than 3 units on heaviest drinking day 29 2060 1.2 26.8 31.4 1.12
Drinks more than 6 units on heaviest drinking day
Women Drinks more than 6 units on heaviest drinking day 13 2060 0.9 11.6 15.2 1.18

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