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Scottish Health Survey - topic report: equality groups

Topic report in the Scottish Health Survey series providing breakdowns of key health behaviours and outcomes by gender, age, ethnic group, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

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Appendix 1: Tables

Table 2.1 Proportion of adults who assessed their health as very good or good (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Very Good / Good Health Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 77 76 78 12516 13763
Female 75 74 76 16254 15003
Age
16-24 89 88 91 2553 4011
25-34 87 85 88 3701 4410
35-44 82 81 83 4825 4993
45-54 75 74 77 5233 5177
55-64 68 67 70 5063 4414
65-74 64 62 65 4207 3197
75+ 53 51 55 3188 2567
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 68 61 76 231 238
Gay or Lesbian 76 69 83 195 201
Heterosexual 77 76 77 24011 24194
Other 66 59 73 266 253
Prefer not to answer 65 60 71 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 39 37 40 8599 7685
Non-limiting LI 81 80 83 4556 4413
No LI 92 92 93 15611 16667
Religion
None 75 74 76 11211 11768
Church of Scotland 78 77 79 10047 9306
Roman Catholic 72 71 74 3845 4277
Other Christian 77 75 79 2791 2453
Muslim 70 62 78 220 281
Buddhist 70 53 86 63 65
Hindu 92 81 100 59 70
Other2 67 62 73 418 389
Ethnic Group
White, British 75 75 76 26957 26705
White, Irish 74 67 81 198 224
White, Other 81 77 85 781 814
Mixed 82 73 92 88 104
Asian, Indian 78 66 91 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 66 55 77 141 188
Asian, Chinese 91 82 100 74 82
Asian, Other 83 72 95 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 79 68 91 117 134
Other 74 61 87 109 122
All Adults 76 75 76 28770 28767

1 Analyses are age-standardised for all equality groups except age.
2 Other religion includes Sikh, Jewish and Pagan.

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