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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 8.1 Prevalence of obesity (age-standardised1), by equality group

Aged 16 and over 2008-2011 combined
Equality Group BMI≥30 Lower Confidence Limit Upper Confidence Limit Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
% % %
Sex
Male 27 26 28 10691 11821
Female 28 27 29 13185 12173
Age
16-24 13 11 14 2198 3461
25-34 20 18 21 3118 3721
35-44 30 28 32 4119 4277
45-54 31 30 33 4477 4410
55-64 36 34 37 4250 3693
65-74 34 33 36 3502 2649
75+ 28 26 30 2212 1784
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual 34 25 42 201 206
Gay or Lesbian 28 21 36 181 187
Heterosexual 27 26 28 20620 20846
Other 34 26 42 222 212
Prefer not to answer 32 26 38 606 534
Disability
Limiting LI 34 33 36 6617 5973
Non-limiting LI 30 28 32 3895 3779
No LI 24 23 24 13360 14241
Religion
None 26 25 27 9527 10072
Church of Scotland 30 28 31 8249 7652
Roman Catholic 28 26 30 3107 3471
Other Christian 28 26 31 2357 2085
Muslim 27 14 41 170 230
Buddhist 15 4 27 53 52
Hindu 15 3 27 51 61
Other2 25 19 31 340 318
Ethnic Group
White, British 28 27 29 22399 22316
White, Irish 28 21 36 164 191
White, Other 24 19 29 678 695
Mixed 30 17 44 74 87
Asian, Indian 24 10 38 92 127
Asian, Pakistani 29 16 42 108 152
Asian, Chinese 4 0 9 62 68
Asian, Other 9 2 16 90 93
African, Caribbean or Black 35 17 53 101 115
Other 28 14 41 91 102
All Adults 27 27 28 23876 23994

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

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