# Table 3 WEMWBS scores across demographic groups: population sample

Variable N Median (95% CI) p
Total 1749 51 (51–52)
Sex
Male 783 52 (51–52) < 0.05
Female 966 51 (50–52)
Age in years
16 – 24 176 53 (52–53) < 0.01KW
25 – 34 245 51 (50–53)
35 – 44 353 51 (49–52)
45 – 54 306 50 (49–51)
55 – 64 334 52 (51–53)
65 – 74 274 52 (51–54)
75+ 61 51 (49–54)
Tenure
Own out right 523 52 (52–53) < 0.01KW
Own with a mortgage 705 52 (51–52)
Rent 519 50 (49–51)
Self-perceived health status
Very good 563 54 (54–55) < 0.01J
Good 753 51 (51–52)
Fair 319 47 (46–49)
Poor 84 44 (40–46)
Very poor 29 41 (36–47)
Employment Status ^
In work 968 52 (51–52) < 0.01KW
Student 82 52 (50–54)
Retired 465 51 (50–52)
Unemployed 154 49 (47–51)
Other 79 46 (43–50)
Marital Status *
Single 188 51 (49–53) < 0.01KW
Married/Living as couple 418 52 (51–53)
Widowed/Divorced/Separated 155 49 (46–51)
Gross household income, pa *
< £5000 55 48 (44–53) < 0.01J
5000 – 14999 198 49 (47–51)
15000 – 29999 180 53 (51–54)
30000+ 173 51 (49–53)
Terminal Education Age *
< 16 228 52 (50–53) < 0.05KW
16 – 18 355 50 (49–51)
19+ 181 53 (51–54)
Chief Income Earner Social Grade *
A 38 55 (51–57) < 0.01J
B 84 50 (48–53)
C1 217 51 (50–53)
C2 193 53 (51–54)
D 101 50 (47–52)
E 124 47 (44–51)
1. * Tests conducted on a reduced set of patients. Variable only recorded in the HEPS survey.
2. 95% CI = 95% confidence interval of the median
3. KW = p-value generated from a Kruskal-Wallis test.
4. J = p-value generated from a Jonckheere's tests for ordered alternatives.
5. ^ = test conducted excluding the Other category