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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 4.1 Prevalence of hazardous and harmful drinking (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Hazardous/ harmful drinker Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 27 26 28 12375 13527
Female 19 18 20 16108 14812
Age
16-24 30 27 32 2372 3685
25-34 23 22 25 3683 4393
35-44 23 22 25 4805 4971
45-54 26 24 27 5209 5150
55-64 23 22 24 5046 4399
65-74 18 17 20 4193 3187
75+ 10 8 11 3175 2555
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 29 21 37 229 237
Gay or Lesbian 34 25 43 194 199
Heterosexual 23 23 24 23851 23951
Other 17 11 23 265 252
Prefer not to answer 14 10 19 732 641
Disability
Limiting LI 19 17 20 8546 7627
Non-limiting LI 24 22 26 4521 4363
No LI 24 23 25 15410 16345
Religion
None 26 25 27 11069 11548
Church of Scotland 23 21 24 10013 9258
Roman Catholic 22 20 23 3810 4212
Other Christian 19 17 21 2772 2432
Muslim 5 0 13 215 270
Buddhist 10 2 17 63 65
Hindu 6 0 13 59 70
Other2 18 13 23 415 384
Ethnic Group
White, British 24 23 24 26735 26363
White, Irish 28 20 36 198 224
White, Other 21 17 25 774 806
Mixed 30 16 43 87 103
Asian, Indian 21 9 33 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 3 0 5 138 179
Asian, Chinese 4 0 9 74 82
Asian, Other 4 0 8 102 103
African, Caribbean or Black 7 1 12 115 130
Other 17 6 28 107 118
All Adults 23 22 24 28483 28339

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

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