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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 2.3 Proportion of adults who scored 4 or more on the GHQ-12 questionnaire (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group GHQ-12 4+ Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 12 12 13 11330 12498
Female 17 16 18 14885 13719
Age
16-24 15 13 17 2350 3670
25-34 15 13 16 3437 4080
35-44 16 14 17 4505 4652
45-54 18 17 19 4861 4803
55-64 14 13 15 4661 4049
65-74 10 9 12 3791 2869
75+ 14 12 15 2610 2095
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 23 16 29 228 235
Gay or Lesbian 16 10 21 192 199
Heterosexual 15 14 15 23626 23844
Other 19 12 25 260 248
Prefer not to answer 15 11 20 699 615
Disability
Limiting LI 30 29 32 7608 6814
Non-limiting LI 11 10 13 4214 4083
No LI 9 9 10 14389 15317
Religion
None 15 14 16 10394 10911
Church of Scotland 14 13 15 9122 8454
Roman Catholic 17 16 19 3424 3818
Other Christian 14 12 16 2574 2267
Muslim 23 14 32 176 224
Buddhist 12 3 22 55 58
Hindu 7 0 13 56 67
Other2 18 14 23 386 359
Ethnic Group
White, British 15 14 15 24674 24449
White, Irish 17 11 24 183 209
White, Other 15 10 20 692 728
Mixed 13 5 21 85 102
Asian, Indian 14 7 21 103 142
Asian, Pakistani 23 10 36 110 147
Asian, Chinese 10 3 17 63 64
Asian, Other 10 4 16 90 93
African, Caribbean or Black 18 9 27 101 116
Other 25 14 36 98 112
All Adults 15 14 15 26215 26217

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

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