Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health tracker study - wave 1 report

Findings of wave 1 of the Scottish COVID-19 (SCOVID) Mental Health Tracker Study based on questionnaire data collected between 28 May and 21 June 2020 (a period which coincided with the Phase 1 easing of lockdown measures).

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Annex 2. Sample and respondent characteristics

Table A. General physical health and mental health of sample
Items Yes %
Belong to the high-risk group1 21.6
Pregnant 0.9
Belong to the shielding group2 6.6
Long-standing physical or mental impairment, illness or disability3 28.3
Health Conditions4(n = 711)
High blood pressure 30.9
Diabetes 17.6
Heart disease 9.2
Stroke 4.3
Lung disease (e.g. asthma or COPD) 16.4
Cancer 3.8
Another chronic physical health condition 17.5
Depression 37.4
Anxiety 32.7
Attention Def. Disord. & Attention Def. Hyper. Disord. 0.3
Autism or Asperger's 3.0
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 3.7
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 4.4
Alcohol or drug problems 3.7
Another mental health problem 6.0
A disability that affects my ability to leave the house 8.8
Any other disability 16.9
Other 12.4
None of the above 1.6
Have ever donated blood 39.5
Have signed on the organ donor registry 47.9
Have ever donated money to charity 90.3
Have ever given time to volunteer for charity work 49.1

1 (e.g., aged 70+, underlying health condition such as cancer, severe chest conditions, organ transplant recipient, etc). 2 Respondent has received a letter from NHS Scotland advising them to begin a complete quarantine and not to leave home at all for 12 weeks. 3 'Long-standing' is understood as anything that has troubled the respondent over a period of at least 12 months or that is likely to trouble them over a period of at least 12 months. 4 Respondents selected all that apply to them.

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