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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 6.2 Mean daily portions of fruit and vegetables (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Mean portions Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 3.1 3.0 3.2 12510 13756
Female 3.4 3.3 3.4 16250 15001
Age
16-24 2.7 2.5 2.8 2551 4006
25-34 3.3 3.2 3.4 3701 4410
35-44 3.2 3.1 3.3 4825 4993
45-54 3.3 3.2 3.4 5231 5176
55-64 3.5 3.4 3.6 5060 4412
65-74 3.4 3.4 3.5 4205 3196
75+ 3.3 3.2 3.4 3187 2567
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 3.6 2.8 4.3 231 238
Gay or Lesbian 3.7 3.2 4.2 195 201
Heterosexual 3.3 3.2 3.3 24014 24198
Other 2.7 2.3 3.0 266 253
Prefer not to answer 2.7 2.5 2.9 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 3.0 2.9 3.0 8594 7683
Non-limiting LI 3.3 3.2 3.4 4554 4411
No LI 3.4 3.3 3.4 15606 16659
Religion
None 3.2 3.1 3.3 11210 11767
Church of Scotland 3.1 3.0 3.2 10049 9309
Roman Catholic 3.1 3.0 3.2 3846 4278
Other Christian 3.6 3.5 3.8 2793 2455
Muslim 5.1 4.3 5.9 220 281
Buddhist 6.8 5.5 8.0 63 65
Hindu 4.5 3.6 5.4 59 70
Other2 3.7 3.3 4.0 418 389
Ethnic Group
White, British 3.2 3.1 3.2 26961 26710
White, Irish 3.6 3.1 4.0 198 224
White, Other 4.6 4.2 5.0 781 814
Mixed 3.6 2.9 4.4 88 104
Asian, Indian 3.8 3.2 4.4 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 4.8 4.0 5.5 141 188
Asian, Chinese 5.2 4.1 6.4 74 82
Asian, Other 5.0 4.3 5.6 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 3.7 3.0 4.3 117 134
Other 5.0 4.1 5.9 109 122
All Adults 3.2 3.2 3.3 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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