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Table 3 Descriptive statistics of the WEMWBS within the PARC Study sample versus normative health scores

From: Individual factors and perceived community characteristics in relation to mental health and mental well-being

Variable N Sample Mean a (95 % CI) Min-Max Population Mean b t-test unpaired p-value (two tailed)
Total 1203 50.84 (50.35-51.33) 15–70 50.7 0.664
Gender      
 Male 486 51.11 (50.32-51.90) 18–70 51.3 0.731
 Female 717 50.65 (50.02-51.28) 15–70 50.3 0.438
Age category      
 16–24 87 52.15 (50.60-53.70) 28–68 51.7 0.644
 25–34 214 52.36 (51.30-53.42) 29–70 50.1 0.003
 35–44 215 50.51 (49.29-51.73) 15–70 49.7 0.289
 45–54 197 49.36 (48.09-50.63) 21–70 49.5 0.873
 55–64 162 49.25 (47.82-50.68) 18–70 51.4 0.016
 65–74 166 51.98 (50.74-53.22) 30–69 52.4 0.631
 75 + 162 50.78 (49.42-52.14) 19–70 51.2 0.754
NIMDM 2010      
 1 - most deprived 215 48.86 (47.51-50.21) 15–70 - -
 2 223 50.68 (49.46-51.90) 21–70 - -
 3 94 48.53 (46.91-50.15) 24–69 - -
 4 232 50.52 (49.45-51.59) 19–70 - -
 5 - least deprived 439 52.56 (51.84-53.28) 27–70 - -
  1. WEMWBS Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-Being Scale, PARC Physical Activity and the Rejuvenation of Connswater, NIMDM Northern Ireland Multiple Deprivation Measure [31]
  2. a Bold sample mean values denote a statistically significant (p-value <0.05) difference to the population mean by the unpaired t-test (two-tailed)
  3. b Population norms taken from Stewart-Brown & Janmohamed [33]