Table 5.10: Adult WEMWBS mean scores, (age standardised), 2017/2018 combined, by food insecurity and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2017/2018 combined
WEMWBS mean scores Worried would run out of fooda Ate lessa Ran out of fooda
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Men Mean 42.0 50.2 41.6 50.0 41.5 49.9
SE of the mean 0.65 0.25 0.82 0.25 1.00 0.25
Standard deviation 9.21 8.44 9.86 8.52 10.19 8.63
Women Mean 42.3 50.3 41.5 50.2 40.1 50.0
SE of the mean 0.65 0.16 0.86 0.15 1.40 0.16
Standard deviation 9.85 8.33 9.98 8.37 10.96 8.51
All adults Mean 42.2 50.3 41.6 50.1 40.8 49.9
SE of the mean 0.46 0.15 0.59 0.15 0.87 0.15
Standard deviation 9.55 8.38 9.92 8.44 10.6 8.57
Unweighted bases Men 244 2961 176 3025 108 3087
Women 361 3862 264 3955 135 4077
All adults 605 6823 440 6980 243 7164
Weighted bases Men 304 3286 211 3357 120 3451
Women 338 3499 249 3584 124 3703
All adults 642 6785 460 6941 244 7154

a The questions ask about food insecurity in the last 12 months… because of a lack of money or other resources
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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