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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 5.1 Prevalence of smoking (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Current smoker Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 26 25 27 12449 13637
Female 24 23 25 16180 14904
Age
16-24 27 25 30 2457 3830
25-34 31 29 33 3696 4404
35-44 29 27 30 4817 4982
45-54 27 26 29 5220 5164
55-64 24 23 25 5057 4409
65-74 16 15 18 4200 3192
75+ 10 9 11 3182 2562
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 27 20 35 230 236
Gay or Lesbian 28 21 36 195 201
Heterosexual 24 23 25 23984 24139
Other 36 27 44 265 252
Prefer not to answer 33 27 39 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 34 33 36 8582 7668
Non-limiting LI 23 21 25 4537 4389
No LI 22 21 23 15505 16481
Religion
None 28 27 29 11159 11676
Church of Scotland 21 20 22 10038 9289
Roman Catholic 28 27 30 3832 4243
Other Christian 16 15 18 2788 2450
Muslim 16 10 23 215 269
Buddhist 19 6 31 63 65
Hindu 21 5 36 59 70
Other2 19 14 23 417 387
Ethnic Group
White, British 25 24 26 26884 26564
White, Irish 23 16 30 198 224
White, Other 24 19 28 780 814
Mixed 24 13 34 86 102
Asian, Indian 19 9 29 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 13 7 20 137 177
Asian, Chinese 11 0 25 74 82
Asian, Other 9 1 16 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 17 6 29 115 130
Other 22 14 30 109 122
All Adults 25 24 26 28629 28540

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

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