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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 7.2 Proportion of adults participating in sport (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group Participated in last 4 weeks Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 53 52 55 12510 13756
Female 45 44 46 16251 15002
Age
16-24 71 69 73 2552 4007
25-34 65 63 67 3700 4409
35-44 56 54 58 4826 4994
45-54 46 45 48 5230 5174
55-64 36 34 38 5059 4411
65-74 33 31 35 4205 3196
75+ 19 17 20 3189 2569
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 53 44 61 231 238
Gay or Lesbian 51 41 61 195 201
Heterosexual 50 49 51 24014 24197
Other 39 30 48 266 253
Prefer not to answer 39 33 45 733 642
Disability
Limiting LI 36 34 38 8596 7685
Non-limiting LI 54 53 56 4555 4412
No LI 54 53 55 15605 16658
Religion
None 49 48 50 11211 11768
Church of Scotland 49 48 51 10049 9309
Roman Catholic 46 44 48 3845 4277
Other Christian 52 49 55 2793 2455
Muslim 39 29 49 219 280
Buddhist 57 40 73 63 65
Hindu 34 18 49 59 70
Other2 50 44 55 418 389
Ethnic Group
White, British 49 48 50 26960 26709
White, Irish 50 41 58 198 224
White, Other 48 43 54 781 814
Mixed 55 43 68 88 104
Asian, Indian 43 30 56 109 148
Asian, Pakistani 30 20 40 141 188
Asian, Chinese 60 42 78 74 82
Asian, Other 46 32 60 103 105
African, Caribbean or Black 46 32 61 117 134
Other 48 35 61 109 122
All Adults 49 48 50 28761 28758

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

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