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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

Contents
Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 4.1 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (revised guidelines), 2003 to 2015

Table 4.1 Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level (revised guidelines), 2003 to 2015

Aged 16 and over 2003 to 2015
Alcohol units per week a 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
  % % % % % % % % %
Men
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level b
Non-drinker 8 10 10 12 11 12 12 14 14
Moderate 45 45 49 48 51 50 53 51 51
Hazardous / Harmful 47 44 41 39 38 38 34 35 36
Mean units per week c 21.8 20.3 19.7 18.4 17.0 17.5 15.7 15.9 17.2
SE of the mean 0.66 0.61 0.84 0.55 0.45 0.67 0.52 0.48 0.69
Women
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level b
Non-drinker 13 13 16 17 17 17 20 18 18
Moderate 64 67 66 65 65 65 64 65 66
Hazardous / Harmful 23 20 18 18 18 18 16 17 17
Mean units per week c 10.6 10.1 9.4 9.2 9.1 9.3 8.6 9.0 8.7
SE of the mean 0.35 0.38 0.28 0.27 0.27 0.39 0.30 0.39 0.30
All Adults
Estimated usual weekly alcohol consumption level b
Non-drinker 11 12 13 15 14 15 16 16 16
Moderate 55 57 58 57 58 57 59 59 58
Hazardous / Harmful 34 32 29 28 28 28 25 25 26
Mean units per week c 16.1 15.0 14.5 13.7 13.1 13.3 12.2 12.4 12.9
SE of the mean 0.39 0.38 0.47 0.33 0.30 0.40 0.33 0.35 0.39
Bases (weighted):
Men 3791 3011 3572 3388 3551 2253 2303 2171 2350
Male drinkers 3437 2673 3168 2953 3131 1963 2005 1844 2003
Women 4215 3317 3906 3711 3874 2464 2501 2389 2564
Female drinkers 3578 2831 3241 3047 3164 2022 1963 1951 2077
All adults 8006 6329 7478 7098 7425 4717 4805 4560 4914
All drinkers 7015 5504 6409 6000 6294 3985 3968 3795 4080
Bases (unweighted):
Men 3558 2796 3272 3064 3239 2095 2108 2028 2212
Male drinkers 3218 2463 2876 2654 2842 1794 1815 1737 1856
Women 4482 3578 4227 4076 4220 2657 2724 2564 2723
Female drinkers 3791 3033 3481 3297 3415 2153 2144 2063 2156
All adults 8040 6374 7499 7140 7459 4752 4832 4592 4935
All drinkers 7009 5496 6357 5951 6257 3947 3959 3800 4012

a Figures for the years 2003 to 2014 have been revised due to an error in the way in which sherry consumed by 16-19 year olds was included. Most figures remain unchanged
b Non-drinker: no units per week; Moderate: >0 units and up to 14 units; Hazardous / harmful: more than 14 units. Figures for men / all adults have been revised for 2003 to 2014 in line with these new guidelines
c Those who had consumed alcohol in the past year


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Email: Julie Landsberg, julie.landsberg@gov.scot