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Probable mental ill health in England 2014, by gender and body mass index

This statistic displays the probable mental ill health of individuals as measured by the general health questionnaire, in England, by gender and body mass index in 2014. In this year, 26 percent of women with a score of 1-3 (less than optimal mental ill health) had a normal body mass index.

Share of probable mental ill health in England in 2014, by gender and body mass index status

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Source

Release date

December 2015

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2014

Number of respondents

7,038*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 3,421. n (women)= 3,617

The source provides the following information regarding probable mental ill health:
"- score 0 indicates no evidence of probable mental ill health.
- score 1 to 3 indicates less than optimal mental ill health.
- a score of 4 or more is referred to as a 'high GHQ-12 score', indicating probable psychological disturbance or mental ill health."

Body mass index status definitions as given by the source:
"- normal weight: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per square meter".
- overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per square meter.
- obese, including morbidly obese: 30 kilograms per square meter or more."

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