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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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Table 1.9 Life satisfaction mean scores, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2014
Life satisfactiona Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Above average (9-10) 39 28 26 28 36 42 41 33
Average (8) 32 38 40 33 30 32 25 34
Below average (0-7) 29 33 34 39 34 26 33 33
Mean score 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.7 8.1 8.1 7.8
SE of mean 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.14 0.10 0.12 0.05
Women
Above average (9-10) 34 31 30 31 42 42 41 35
Average (8) 33 36 33 31 26 30 28 31
Below average (0-7) 33 33 37 38 32 28 31 34
Mean score 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.8 8.1 7.9 7.8
SE of mean 0.14 0.09 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.12 0.04
All adults
Above average (9-10) 37 30 28 30 39 42 41 34
Average (8) 32 37 36 32 28 31 27 32
Below average (0-7) 31 33 36 39 33 27 32 33
Mean score 7.9 7.8 7.6 7.5 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.8
SE of mean 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.08 0.10 0.04
Bases (weighted):
Men 320 356 355 416 347 263 171 2228
Women 314 374 379 439 364 293 252 2416
All adults 634 730 734 855 711 557 423 4644
Bases (unweighted):
Men 202 249 305 361 357 360 224 2058
Women 232 336 421 429 436 418 311 2583
All adults 434 585 726 790 793 778 535 4641

a Life satisfaction was assessed using a 0-10 scale where 0 was "extremely dissatisfied" and 10 "extremely satisfied"

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