Table 1.3: Adult WEMWBS mean score, (age-standardised), 2018, by area deprivation and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over 2018
WEMWBS Scorea Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
5th (Least deprived) 4th 3rd 2nd 1st (Most deprived)
Men Mean 51.6 50.7 49.5 47.7 47.1
SE of the mean 0.55 0.47 0.52 1.11 0.61
Standard deviation 7.61 7.96 8.88 9.64 9.98
Women Mean 51.6 50.9 49.7 48.5 46.9
SE of the mean 0.39 0.40 0.43 0.47 0.52
Standard deviation 7.79 8.27 8.43 9.50 9.42
All adults Mean 51.6 50.8 49.6 48.1 47.0
SE of the mean 0.35 0.32 0.36 0.62 0.42
Standard deviation 7.70 8.12 8.65 9.57 9.69
Unweighted base Men 357 446 377 378 298
Women 478 577 476 517 395
All adults 835 1023 853 895 693
Weighted base Men 395 446 409 458 367
Women 449 499 421 468 391
All adults 845 945 830 927 758

a WEMWBS scores range from 14 to 70. Higher scores indicate greater wellbeing. Mean WEMWBS score is part of the national mental health indicator set for adults. 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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