Table 2.10: WEMWBS mean scores (age-standardised), 2017/2018 combined, by hours spent each week providing help or unpaid care

Base: Carers aged 16 and over 2017/2018 combined
Hours spent caring each week WEMWBS Mean Score WEMWBS SE WEMWBS Standard Deviation Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
Men Up to 4 hours a week 51.0 0.60 6.25 135 149
5 - 19 hours a week 49.1 0.94 8.71 124 148
20 - 34 hours a week [48.7] 1.37 8.65 49 52
35 - 49 hours a week [45.6] 1.81 7.95 25 27
50 or more hours a week 48.4 1.42 10.05 62 58
Varies [43.3] 2.45 9.88 18 15
Non-carers 49.6 0.26 8.94 2823 3179
Women Up to 4 hours a week 51.3 0.58 7.89 239 225
5 - 19 hours a week 50.0 0.64 9.18 270 245
20 - 34 hours a week 50.1 1.10 8.38 70 61
35 - 49 hours a week [43.4] 1.84 9.82 37 32
50 or more hours a week 45.6 0.89 9.13 115 104
Varies [46.3] 1.69 10.09 41 33
Non-carers 49.7 0.17 8.80 3485 3168
All adults Up to 4 hours a week 51.2 0.43 7.27 374 374
5 - 19 hours a week 49.7 0.55 9.01 394 393
20 - 34 hours a week 49.4 0.91 8.50 119 113
35 - 49 hours a week 44.4 1.29 9.01 62 60
50 or more hours a week 46.6 0.83 9.54 177 162
Varies 45.3 1.53 10.02 59 48
Non-carers 49.7 0.16 8.87 6308 6346

Square brackets around numbers denote that interpretation of the data should be cautious due to low bases for these sub-groups Age-standardisation has been carried out using 2017 mid-year population estimates for private households in Scotland. Please see the technical report for more information.


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