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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 6.1 Consumption of 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group 5 a day Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 21 20 21 12510 13756
Female 24 23 24 16250 15001
Age
16-24 16 14 18 2551 4006
25-34 23 21 25 3701 4410
35-44 21 20 23 4825 4993
45-54 23 22 25 5231 5176
55-64 25 24 27 5060 4412
65-74 25 23 26 4205 3196
75+ 21 19 22 3187 2567
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 23 16 30 231 238
Gay or Lesbian 28 18 38 195 201
Heterosexual 23 22 23 24014 24198
Other 15 9 21 266 253
Prefer not to answer 15 11 19 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 19 18 21 8594 7683
Non-limiting LI 22 21 24 4554 4411
No LI 23 22 24 15606 16659
Religion
None 22 21 23 11210 11767
Church of Scotland 21 20 22 10049 9309
Roman Catholic 20 19 22 3846 4278
Other Christian 26 24 29 2793 2455
Muslim 49 37 60 220 281
Buddhist 63 50 77 63 65
Hindu 44 27 61 59 70
Other2 28 23 33 418 389
Ethnic Group
White, British 21 20 22 26961 26710
White, Irish 29 21 36 198 224
White, Other 40 35 45 781 814
Mixed 24 14 35 88 104
Asian, Indian 30 17 43 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 48 35 62 141 188
Asian, Chinese 49 31 66 74 82
Asian, Other 51 38 64 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 28 15 41 117 134
Other 46 32 59 109 122
All Adults 22 21 23 28760 28757

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

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