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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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Table 2.2 WEMWBS mean score (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Mean Score Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
Sex
Male 50.1 49.9 50.3 11276 12438
Female 49.7 49.5 49.8 14784 13621
Age
16-24 50.3 50.0 50.7 2344 3653
25-34 50.2 49.9 50.5 3432 4074
35-44 49.7 49.4 49.9 4472 4611
45-54 49.1 48.8 49.4 4852 4787
55-64 49.9 49.6 50.2 4657 4051
65-74 51.1 50.8 51.4 3753 2840
75+ 49.0 48.6 49.4 2550 2042
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 47.9 46.0 49.7 227 236
Gay or Lesbian 48.8 47.5 50.2 193 199
Heterosexual 50.0 49.9 50.2 23538 23744
Other 47.0 45.4 48.6 262 249
Prefer not to answer 47.3 46.2 48.5 677 589
Disability
Limiting LI 45.8 45.4 46.1 7564 6774
Non-limiting LI 50.6 50.3 50.9 4193 4059
No LI 51.5 51.3 51.7 14299 15224
Religion
None 49.6 49.4 49.8 10338 10837
Church of Scotland 50.1 49.8 50.3 9043 8390
Roman Catholic 49.4 49.1 49.8 3415 3810
Other Christian 50.9 50.5 51.3 2565 2258
Muslim 51.3 49.1 53.5 177 224
Buddhist 51.7 49.4 54.0 57 59
Hindu 53.2 49.7 56.7 58 68
Other2 49.3 48.0 50.6 380 355
Ethnic Group
White, British 49.8 49.6 49.9 24535 24305
White, Irish 50.6 49.0 52.3 182 208
White, Other 51.2 50.1 52.2 683 724
Mixed 50.9 48.8 53.1 84 101
Asian, Indian 51.7 48.2 55.2 103 142
Asian, Pakistani 50.9 48.9 52.8 106 142
Asian, Chinese 52.3 49.6 55.0 63 64
Asian, Other 53.5 51.9 55.1 89 92
African, Caribbean or Black 53.7 50.7 56.7 100 113
Other 51.6 49.0 54.1 100 113
All Adults 49.9 49.7 50.0 26060 26058

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

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