Table 1.4: GHQ12 score, 2003 to 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over 2003 - 2018
GHQ12 Scorea 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % % % % %
Men Score 0 67 64 65 65 65 66 64 65 63 65 62 55
Score 1-3 20 23 23 22 23 22 23 20 22 22 23 27
Score 4+ 13 12 11 13 13 13 13 14 14 13 15 18
Women Score 0 61 58 58 57 57 59 56 56 58 58 58 50
Score 1-3 23 25 25 25 26 24 26 27 25 25 24 29
Score 4+ 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 17 17 17 18 21
All adults Score 0 64 61 62 61 60 62 60 61 60 61 60 53
Score 1-3 21 24 24 24 25 23 24 24 24 23 23 28
Score 4+ 15 15 14 15 15 15 16 16 16 15 17 19
Unweighted base Men 3380 2569 3007 2849 2904 1915 1939 1864 1992 1710 1398 1853
Women 4285 3301 3893 3823 3867 2436 2555 2382 2483 2209 1837 2468
All adults 7665 5870 6900 6672 6771 4351 4494 4246 4475 3919 3235 4321
Weighted base Men 3614 2819 3301 3177 3196 2073 2105 2015 2151 1865 1564 2073
Women 4057 3079 3589 3498 3559 2257 2343 2211 2356 2039 1668 2250
All adults 7672 5898 6890 6674 6755 4329 4448 4226 4507 3904 3232 4322

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


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