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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 7.1 Proportion of adults meeting physical activity recommendations (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Meets activity levels Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 45 44 46 12502 13754
Female 33 32 34 16229 14983
Age
16-24 51 49 53 2550 4007
25-34 51 49 53 3698 4408
35-44 47 45 49 4822 4990
45-54 42 40 43 5225 5171
55-64 32 31 34 5057 4410
65-74 20 18 21 4203 3195
75+ 8 7 9 3176 2558
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 40 32 48 231 238
Gay or Lesbian 42 32 51 195 201
Heterosexual 39 38 40 23997 24187
Other 29 22 37 266 253
Prefer not to answer 33 27 39 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 26 24 27 8586 7677
Non-limiting LI 41 39 43 4549 4407
No LI 44 43 45 15591 16651
Religion
None 40 39 42 11198 11759
Church of Scotland 37 35 38 10039 9300
Roman Catholic 38 36 40 3843 4275
Other Christian 38 36 40 2792 2454
Muslim 29 21 38 219 280
Buddhist 43 26 60 62 64
Hindu 37 20 54 59 70
Other2 35 30 41 417 387
Ethnic Group
White, British 39 38 39 26936 26691
White, Irish 44 36 52 198 224
White, Other 43 38 48 779 813
Mixed 37 26 48 88 104
Asian, Indian 32 19 44 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 27 17 37 141 188
Asian, Chinese 42 25 59 74 82
Asian, Other 46 32 59 102 105
African, Caribbean or Black 45 29 60 117 134
Other 33 21 45 109 122
All Adults 38 38 39 28731 28737

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

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