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 7. Perceived financial coping pre and during COVID-19

Table K. Percentage (%) of respondents perceiving a change to their financial circumstances, by group
Group Pre COVID-19 % Wave 1 % Self-perceived changes in finance
Managing well/ok (n= 2334) Not managing well (n= 181) Managing well/ok (n= 2201) Not managing well (n= 313) Better (n= 116) No change (n= 1916) Worse (n= 482)
Age groups
18-29 88.6 11.4 81.8 18.2 9.7 61.6 28.7
30-59 91.5 8.5 84.5 15.5 3.7 75.4 20.8
60+ 98.1 1.9 96.8 3.2 2.0 88.9 9.1
Gender
Female 94.0 6.0 86.8 13.2 4.5 74.3 21.3
Male 91.9 8.1 88.6 11.4 4.8 78.2 17.0
SEG
Low 88.8 11.2 82.4 17.6 5.4 73.8 20.8
High 95.4 4.6 90.8 9.2 4.1 77.2 18.3
Carers
Not a carer/ <5hours 93.5 6.5 88.3 11.7 4.4 77.5 18.0
Carer 5hrs+ 87.3 12.7 80.9 19.1 5.2 5.6 67.2
Households
No under 16 93.2 6.8 88.5 11.5 4.1 78.6 17.3
Under 16 91.7 8.3 84.5 15.5 6.3 68.8 25.0
Live with others 93.5 6.5 88.1 11.9 5.1 74.8 20.2
Living alone 90.5 9.5 85.3 14.7 3.0 81.1 15.9
Key workers
No 92.8 7.2 87.0 13.0 3.5 77.0 19.5
Yes 93.0 7.0 89.5 10.5 9.2 72.9 18.0
Ethnicity
White 93.0 7.0 87.8 12.2 4.5 76.9 18.6
BAME 90.2 9.8 82.1 17.9 6.6 63.1 30.3
Residential area
Rural 93.3 6.7 87.5 12.5 5.2 73.5 21.3
Urban 92.7 7.3 87.5 12.5 4.5 76.9 18.6
Pre-existing mental health condition
No MH 94.4 5.6 89.7 10.3 4.7 76.4 19.0
Yes MH 82.4 17.6 73.0 27.0 4.2 74.9 20.8
Shielding or high risk
Not shielding 93.1 6.9 87.8 12.3 4.4 76.6 19.0
Shielding 89.1 10.9 87.3 12.7 7.9 70.9 21.2
Not High risk 91.9 8.1 86.3 13.7 5.2 74.1 20.7
High risk 95.9 4.1 92.3 7.7 2.6 84.0 13.4
Working status
No change 92.7 7.3 89.8 10.2 2.9 86.1 11.0
Change 92.9 7.1 85.2 14.8 6.5 65.7 27.9

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