Table 3.3: Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level, (age-standardised), 2018, by area deprivation and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
Alcohol units per weeka Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)
% % % % %
Men Non-drinker 10 10 14 15 19
Moderate 55 55 59 51 54
Hazardous/Harmful 35 35 27 34 27
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 16.1 15.3 14.3 16.3 18.8
SE of the mean 1.22 1.41 1.19 1.46 2.53
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 32.4 31.6 34.6 33.3 45.7
SE of the mean 2.29 2.52 2.37 2.89 4.87
Women Non-drinker 15 16 16 24 28
Moderate 66 67 66 62 63
Hazardous/Harmful 20 17 18 14 10
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 10.2 8.9 8.8 8.7 6.5
SE of the mean 1.06 0.69 0.76 1.04 0.66
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 30.2 26.0 28.0 30.2 [26.6]
SE of the mean 3.22 2.36 1.91 2.35 [3.10]
All adults Non-drinker 12 13 15 19 24
Moderate 61 61 62 57 59
Hazardous/Harmful 27 25 23 24 18
Mean units per week (drinkers)b 13.0 12.0 11.6 12.7 12.7
SE of the mean 0.83 0.84 0.80 1.02 1.41
Mean units per week (hazardous / harmful drinkers)c 31.5 29.6 31.9 32.4 40.1
SE of the mean 1.78 1.98 1.60 2.18 3.74
Unweighted bases Men 397 497 409 418 330
Male drinkers 350 427 333 328 254
Male hazardous / harmful drinkers 139 168 106 116 88
Women 541 643 512 568 443
Female drinkers 452 527 414 422 296
Female hazardous / harmful drinkers 108 110 84 74 44
All adults 938 1140 921 986 773
All drinkers 802 954 747 750 550
All hazardous / harmful drinkers 247 278 190 190 132
Weighted bases Men 434 500 441 513 392
Male drinkers 390 434 368 425 307
Male hazardous / harmful drinkers 154 172 119 176 105
Women 501 562 447 519 433
Female drinkers 423 468 367 388 298
Female hazardous / harmful drinkers 102 94 80 73 44
All adults 935 1062 887 1032 825
All drinkers 813 901 735 813 605
All hazardous / harmful drinkers 255 266 199 249 149

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 Age-standardisation has been carried out using 2017 mid-year population estimates for private households in Scotland. Please see the technical report for more information.


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