Table 8.5 GHQ12 scores, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
GHQ12 scorea Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Men
0 62 62 66 63 68 72 61 65
1-3 20 25 19 24 20 19 27 22
4 or more 18 13 14 13 12 9 13 13
Women
0 54 55 58 56 63 67 52 58
1-3 26 29 25 24 20 21 30 25
4 or more 20 16 16 21 17 12 18 17
All Adults
0 58 58 62 59 65 69 55 61
1-3 23 27 22 24 20 20 29 23
4 or more 19 15 15 17 15 10 16 15
Bases (weighted):
Men 261 301 301 325 301 230 146 1865
Women 262 322 306 375 317 258 198 2039
All adults 523 623 607 701 618 488 344 3904
Bases (unweighted):
Men 154 195 249 298 330 303 181 1710
Women 182 301 320 406 396 370 234 2209
All adults 336 496 569 704 726 673 415 3919

a GHQ 12 scores range from 0 to 12. Scores of 4 or more indicate low wellbeing / possible psychiatric disorder


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