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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 3.2 Experience of Toothache in the last month (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Experienced toothache Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 13 13 14 10920 12475
Female 13 13 14 13797 13029
Age
16-24 18 17 20 2538 3989
25-34 16 15 18 3673 4376
35-44 14 13 16 4739 4910
45-54 13 12 15 4945 4920
55-64 11 10 12 4286 3784
65-74 9 8 10 2909 2222
75+ 7 6 9 1627 1305
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 17 11 24 197 213
Gay or Lesbian 15 9 22 188 195
Heterosexual 14 13 14 21233 21972
Other 15 7 22 210 209
Prefer not to answer 12 8 16 500 463
Disability
Limiting LI 19 18 21 6431 5942
Non-limiting LI 14 13 16 3892 3890
No LI 11 11 12 14389 15669
Religion
None 14 13 14 10312 11061
Church of Scotland 13 12 14 7934 7619
Roman Catholic 13 12 14 3282 3763
Other Christian 15 13 17 2426 2209
Muslim 18 11 24 217 278
Buddhist 18 7 29 63 65
Hindu 13 3 23 59 70
Other2 17 12 22 377 357
Ethnic Group
White, British 13 13 14 23054 23596
White, Irish 8 4 12 158 185
White, Other 16 12 20 754 789
Mixed 8 2 14 86 102
Asian, Indian 14 7 22 108 147
Asian, Pakistani 24 14 34 137 174
Asian, Chinese 14 3 25 74 82
Asian, Other 14 6 23 101 103
African, Caribbean or Black 16 4 28 114 124
Other 11 5 18 103 112
All Adults 13 13 14 24717 25505

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

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