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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 4.6 Units consumed on heaviest drinking day, 2015, by age and sex

Table 4.6 Units consumed on heaviest drinking day, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015
Alcohol units per day Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 4 units on HDD 45 45 44 43 46 34 14 41
Consumed over 8 units on HDD 34 34 29 26 26 15 3 26
Mean units on HDDa 12.6 10.0 8.6 9.0 8.3 5.8 3.5 8.6
SE of the mean 1.29 0.64 0.55 0.62 0.43 0.30 0.21 0.29
Women
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 3 units on HDD 32 37 37 41 33 22 8 32
Consumed over 6 units on HDD 19 23 15 20 11 5 1 14
Mean units on HDDa 8.8 7.3 5.8 5.9 4.3 3.7 2.6 5.7
SE of the mean 1.76 0.51 0.32 0.27 0.19 0.19 0.16 0.26
All Adults
Units consumed on heaviest drinking day (HDD)
Consumed over 3 / 4 units on HDD 39 41 41 42 39 27 10 36
Consumed over 6 / 8 units on HDD 27 28 22 23 18 10 2 20
Mean units on HDD a 10.8 8.7 7.3 7.5 6.4 4.9 3.0 7.2
SE of the mean 1.02 0.46 0.34 0.38 0.27 0.20 0.14 0.22
Bases (weighted):
Men 314 354 360 431 365 285 190 2299
Male drinkers 178 229 241 285 243 186 100 1462
Women 303 397 389 468 389 321 273 2541
Female drinkers 151 208 211 288 229 154 89 1329
All adults 617 751 749 900 754 606 463 4841
All drinkers 329 437 452 573 471 340 189 2791
Bases (unweighted):
Men 179 224 303 391 399 394 280 2170
Male drinkers 100 141 199 256 262 256 148 1362
Women 193 341 384 483 483 461 361 2706
Female drinkers 91 170 204 292 284 218 117 1376
All adults 372 565 687 874 882 855 641 4876
All drinkers 191 311 403 548 546 474 265 2738

a Those who had consumed alcohol in the past week


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