Share of adults with mental ill health in England 1995-2012, by gender

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who scored 4 or more on the general health questionnaire which indicates psychological disturbance or mental ill health by gender, in the years 1995, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 in England. In the year 2000, 13 percent of men and 18 percent of women scored 4 or more on the general health questionnaire-12, which indicated they were either psychologically disturbed or had mental ill health.

Share of individuals who have mental ill health as measured by the general health questionnaire in England from 1995 to 2012, by gender

MenWomen
199514%20%
200013%18%
200411%15%
200811%15%
201212%18%
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Source

Release date

December 2013

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

January to December 2012

Number of respondents

7296*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* 2012 base. Weighted bases:
For men: n(2004)= 4,1950; n(2008)=6,850; n(2012)=3,539.
For women: n(2004)= 44,845; n(2008)=7,260; n(2012)=3,757
Unweighted bases:
For men: n(1995)=7186, n(2000)=3770.
For women: n(1995)=7186, n(2000)=4922
In 1995 and 2000 no weighting was added. Since 2003 onwards data has been weighted for non-response.

The source defines the GHQ-12 scores as follows: "Score 0 indicates no evidence of probable mental ill health.Score 1 to 3 indicates less than optimal mental 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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