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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 4.2 Proportion drinking above the recommended daily units of alcohol on heaviest drinking day in the past week (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Above 3/4 units Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 43 42 44 12353 13472
Female 34 34 35 16082 14748
Age
16-24 45 42 47 2309 3550
25-34 47 44 49 3685 4392
35-44 45 44 47 4809 4976
45-54 46 44 47 5211 5156
55-64 37 35 38 5047 4400
65-74 24 23 26 4195 3188
75+ 9 8 10 3179 2559
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 49 40 57 227 234
Gay or Lesbian 50 40 59 195 201
Heterosexual 39 38 40 23811 23842
Other 32 23 41 264 251
Prefer not to answer 26 21 32 732 642
Disability
Limiting LI 31 30 33 8547 7621
Non-limiting LI 41 39 43 4522 4352
No LI 41 40 42 15361 16244
Religion
None 41 40 43 11057 11516
Church of Scotland 39 37 40 9996 9216
Roman Catholic 40 38 42 3796 4184
Other Christian 32 30 35 2775 2423
Muslim 2 0 3 216 271
Buddhist 16 5 28 63 65
Hindu 14 5 23 59 70
Other2 25 20 30 416 386
Ethnic Group
White, British 40 39 41 26694 26247
White, Irish 41 33 50 198 224
White, Other 27 23 31 776 810
Mixed 37 24 50 86 102
Asian, Indian 23 11 35 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 4 1 8 138 179
Asian, Chinese 4 0 8 74 82
Asian, Other 7 2 12 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 19 8 29 115 130
Other 14 5 22 109 122
All Adults 39 38 39 28435 28220

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

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