3. New work examining these aspects will be developed and published in 2015
10. 49.2% female compared with 50.8% male.
11. Corresponding with general high employment rates in these council areas.
16. Data from the SHeS was combined for 4 consecutive years from 2008-2011 in order to allow more in-depth analysis of smaller populations which would not be possible for individual survey years (Scottish Government, 2012a).
17. Internal Scottish Government analysis.
18. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS) is a scale of 14 positively worded items, with five response categories, for assessing a population´s mental wellbeing. Scores can range between 14 and 70 with a higher score indicating greater mental wellbeing.
19. Internal Scottish Government analysis.
20. Internal Scottish Government analysis.
21. Internal Scottish Government analysis.
22. Internal Scottish Government analysis.
23. Internal Scottish Government analysis
24. Internal Scottish Government analysis
26. Social and Public Health Sciences Unit showed that "the highest rates of suicide in 1995-99 were seen in remote rural areas. The risk of male suicide was higher in remote rural areas relative to urban areas and there was a lower risk of female suicide in accessible rural areas than in other types of area. The method of suicide varied across ruralities for both males and females".
29. The research consisted of a Scotland wide survey, where 60% of the respondents were from urban areas, and 40% came from rural areas. For the purposes of the study, only cities were classified as urban areas.
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