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Table 1.2 Adult WEMWBS mean scores, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over 2015
WEMWBS scores a Age           Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
Men
Mean 50.3 49.1 49.4 49.5 50.1 50.8 50.4 49.9
SE of the mean 0.61 0.85 0.64 0.53 0.56 0.50 0.56 0.25
Standard deviation 7.68 7.97 8.58 8.43 9.43 8.48 7.58 8.40
Women
Mean 47.9 50.7 49.9 49.5 49.9 51.1 50.6 49.9
SE of the mean 0.74 0.57 0.47 0.42 0.50 0.49 0.53 0.22
Standard deviation 8.42 8.66 8.48 8.58 9.84 8.24 7.70 8.69
All adults
Mean 49.1 49.9 49.7 49.5 50.0 51.0 50.5 49.9
SE of the mean 0.51 0.54 0.41 0.37 0.41 0.37 0.39 0.19
Standard deviation 8.13 8.37 8.53 8.50 9.64 8.35 7.65 8.55
Bases (weighted):
Men 310 340 340 387 336 253 150 2117
Women 302 367 354 440 362 287 213 2326
All adults 612 707 693 827 698 540 364 4443
Bases (unweighted):
Men 181 212 288 345 364 351 220 1961
Women 192 318 353 453 446 408 282 2452
All adults 373 530 641 798 810 759 502 4413

a WEMWBS scores range from 14 to 70. Higher scores indicate greater wellbeing. Mean WEMWBS score is part of the national mental health indicator set for adults


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