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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for the ward mean mental health score, Townsend score and benefits dataa (n = 833)

From: Measuring the neighbourhood using UK benefits data: a multilevel analysis of mental health status

  Mean Median SD Min. Max. IQR
       25 75
1. Mean mental health score 72.5 72.7 5.2 53.7 88.6 69.2 76.3
2. Townsend score -0.02 -0.2 3.3 -7.4 12.2 -2.4 2.0
3. IS 91.8 85.7 45.3 7.2 280.9 58.6 117.1
4. IBJSA 95.9 87.0 55.0 0.0 426.1 55.3 127.9
5. IB/SDA 92.9 82.8 46.2 20.6 246.0 57.3 121.9
6. DLA/AA 94.6 87.6 36.6 27.1 230.5 65.5 120.1
  1. a: modelled as an indirectly age-standardised ratio where all-Wales = 100
  2. IS: Income Support
  3. IBJSA: Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
  4. IB/SDA: Incapacity Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance
  5. DLA/AA: Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance