Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report

Published: 3 Oct 2017
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788512763

Statistics relating to the health of people living in Scotland.

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report
Table 8.7 Life satisfaction mean scores, 2016, by age and sex

Table 8.7 Life satisfaction mean scores, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2016
Life satisfactiona Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+

% % % % % % % %
Men
Above average (9-10) 36 28 26 29 32 40 36 32
Average (8) 32 37 37 33 32 30 31 33
Below average (0-7) 32 35 37 38 36 30 33 35
Mean score 8.0 7.8 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.9 7.9 7.7
SE of mean 0.13 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.11 0.11 0.12 0.05
Women
Above average (9-10) 38 35 32 29 38 41 37 35
Average (8) 37 38 33 31 27 31 28 32
Below average (0-7) 25 28 35 39 35 28 35 33
Mean score 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.4 7.7 7.9 7.8 7.8
SE of mean 0.12 0.09 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.05
All adults
Above average (9-10) 37 31 29 29 35 41 36 34
Average (8) 35 37 35 32 29 30 29 33
Below average (0-7) 28 31 36 39 36 29 34 34
Mean score 8.1 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.6 7.9 7.8 7.8
SE of mean 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.09 0.08 0.08 0.10 0.04
Bases (weighted):
Men 286 338 319 378 326 254 167 2069
Women 283 352 336 407 343 280 235 2237
All adults 569 690 655 786 669 534 402 4306
Bases (unweighted):
Men 168 213 264 340 360 336 208 1889
Women 198 324 346 440 432 398 282 2420
All adults 366 537 610 780 792 734 490 4309

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


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