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

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.
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NormalOverweightObese
Men - score 067%67%60%
Women - score 058%62%53%
Men - score 1-320%23%24%
Women - score 1-326%24%27%
Men - score 4 or more13%10%16%
Women - score 4 or more16%14%20%
NormalOverweightObese
Men - score 067%67%60%
Women - score 058%62%53%
Men - score 1-320%23%24%
Women - score 1-326%24%27%
Men - score 4 or more13%10%16%
Women - score 4 or more16%14%20%
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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.
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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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