Main Survey

b_scghq2_dv Subjective wellbeing (GHQ): Caseness

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Datafile: b_indresp

Derived Variable Note

This measure converts valid answers to 12 questions of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ) to a single scale by recoding 1 and 2 values on individual variables to 0, and 3 and 4 values to 1, and then summing, giving a scale running from 0 (the least distressed) to 12 (the most distressed). See Cox, B.D et al, The Health and Lifestyle Survey. (London: Health Promotion Research Trust, 1987). Note that this was collected in the face-to-face interview in Wave 1 and was then shifted to the self-completion questionnaire.

See B_SCGHQ1_DV

Origin

Uses B_SCGHQA to B_SCGHQL

Frequencies

Value labelValueAbsolute frequencyRelative frequency
missing-96861.26%
inapplicable-8657812.06%
proxy-738807.11%
Total54564100.0%

Index Terms

Wave Occurrences