Probable mental ill health in England 2014, by gender and waist circumference

This statistic displays the presence of probable mental ill health according to the general health questionnaire in England in 2014, by gender and waist circumference. In this year, 13 percent of men and 20 percent of women with probable mental ill health had a very high waist circumference.

Probable mental ill health as measured by the general health survey in England in 2014, by gender and waist circumference

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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 adds: Desirable waist circumference: less than 94cm in men and less than 80cm in women.
High waist circumference: 94-102cm in men and 80-88cm in women.
Very high waist circumference: greater than 102 centimeters in men and greater than 88 centimeters in women."
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."

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