1. Due to loss to follow-up of during the SCOVID study, it was no longer possible to conduct robust longitudinal analysis. Additional booster samples were recruited at Wave 3 and Wave 5. Therefore, the figures presented in this report are cross-sectional, and changes over time are not tested statistically.
2. For literature on the mental health and wellbeing impacts of the COVID-19 and SARS pandemics
see the background section of the Scottish COVID-19 Mental Health Tracker Study: Wave 3 Report.
3. Wave 1 to Wave 4 SCOVID study reports are located: Scottish COVID-19 (SCOVID) Mental Health Tracker Study - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
4. See Annex 1 for further information on Scottish pandemic restriction phases.
5. At Wave 3 a booster sample of 327 young adults were recruited, and these participants were invited to take part in subsequent waves. An additional booster sample of 130 young adults were recruited at Wave 5.
6. Wave 1 to Wave 4 SCOVID study reports are located: Scottish COVID-19 (SCOVID) Mental Health Tracker Study - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)
7. Short Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (SWEMWBS) © NHS Health Scotland, University
of Warwick and University of Edinburgh, 2008, all rights reserved. As suggested by the scale authors,
the scores underwent a Rasch transformation.
8. Note that there isn't data on vaccine hesitancy for all five waves
9. Note that there isn't data on vaccine hesitancy for all five waves
10. As findings on those with vaccine hesitancy were less clear, we do not have the evidence to suggest they are a vulnerable group.
11. Data available: Mid-Year Population Estimates | National Records of Scotland (nrscotland.gov.uk)
12. Data available: Census 2011: Release 3I | National Records of Scotland (nrscotland.gov.uk)
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