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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 5.2 Mean number of cigarettes per day (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Number of cigarettes Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 15.2 14.8 15.6 2947 3344
Female 13.3 13.0 13.5 3820 3542
Age
16-24 10.3 9.7 10.9 739 1006
25-34 11.9 11.3 12.5 1142 1332
35-44 14.8 14.3 15.3 1350 1404
45-54 16.9 16.3 17.4 1395 1358
55-64 16.2 15.7 16.8 1172 1021
65-74 15.4 14.7 16.1 671 510
75+ 12.6 11.6 13.5 298 257
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 14.5 12.0 17.0 62 66
Gay or Lesbian 17.8 14.6 21.0 59 55
Heterosexual 14.2 13.9 14.4 5638 5790
Other 14.3 12.3 16.2 78 76
Prefer not to answer 14.3 13.1 15.6 178 160
Disability
Limiting LI 15.2 14.7 15.6 2344 2173
Non-limiting LI 14.2 13.5 14.9 919 929
No LI 13.7 13.4 14.1 3504 3784
Religion
None 14.7 14.3 15.1 3258 3390
Church of Scotland 14.2 13.6 14.7 1846 1762
Roman Catholic 14.1 13.5 14.7 1096 1188
Other Christian 13.5 12.5 14.5 425 379
Muslim [8.6] [5.6] [11.7] 35 33
Buddhist * * * 12 7
Hindu * * * 10 15
Other2 11.6 9.6 13.6 69 67
Ethnic Group
White, British 14.4 14.1 14.6 6384 6427
White, Irish [12.5] [9.2] [15.8] 51 51
White, Other 12.1 10.0 14.2 205 215
Mixed * * * 20 21
Asian, Indian * * * 23 24
Asian, Pakistani * * * 22 25
Asian, Chinese * * * 5 3
Asian, Other * * * 8 6
African, Caribbean or Black * * * 14 15
Other * * * 24 22
All Adults 14.2 14.0 14.5 6767 6886

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

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