Table 1

Proportions of adults who were aware of guidelines and had accurate knowledge of guidelines in the HSE 2007 and 2013 survey, stratified according to demographic group

HSE 2007Survey 2013
Accurate knowledge of guidelinesAccurate knowledge of guidelines
Per centNPer centN
Total112860181797
Gender
 Male9.3123915.2540
 Female12.2*162119.4*1250
Ethnicity
 White10.7255018.61670
 Mixed16.74214.827
 Asian/Asian British13.115318.244
 Black/Black British13.8805.917
 Chinese/other ethnic group5.9345.139
Age (years)
 18–2411.534921.2203
 25–3413.663317.6393
 35–441178920.7421
 45–549.961617.5452
 55+8.247314322
Employment status
 Employed11.9*221017.71483
 Unemployed9.513711.526
 Retired8.113614.314
 Other economically inactive6.937622.1244
Highest education level
 Degree13.2*89319.1*1569
 Vocational/technical9.53597.494
 Some college/sixth form11.749713.398
 Finished secondary school9.177612.518
 Some secondary school9.3332502
Marital status
 Single11.692517.6665
 Married/civil partnership10.5159018.5932
 Divorced/separated12.330214.7143
 Widowed4.74334.823
Self-rated health
 Good11.1128420.3576
 Rather good10.5125120.0544
 Average11.230314.5530
 Rather poor27.81811.4123
 Poor100233.324
  • *Standardised residual indicates a greater probability of accurate awareness or knowledge of guidelines within this category.