Table 1.5: GHQ12 score, 2018, by age and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
GHQ12 Scorea Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men Score 0 49 46 53 54 61 66 64 55
Score 1-3 31 32 28 23 24 23 26 27
Score 4+ 20 22 20 23 15 11 10 18
Women Score 0 36 45 54 55 52 59 50 50
Score 1-3 37 34 25 27 24 25 35 29
Score 4+ 27 21 21 18 24 16 16 21
All adults Score 0 42 46 54 54 56 62 56 53
Score 1-3 34 33 26 25 24 24 31 28
Score 4+ 24 21 20 21 20 14 13 19
Unweighted base Men 143 204 258 342 337 348 221 1853
Women 191 331 374 427 444 426 275 2468
All adults 334 535 632 769 781 774 496 4321
Weighted base Men 276 339 327 376 334 261 160 2073
Women 276 362 334 400 358 294 225 2250
All adults 552 702 662 776 692 555 385 4322

a GHQ12 scores range from 0 to 12. Scores of 4 or more indicate low wellbeing / possible psychiatric disorder.


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