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GHQ-12 data for young people aged 16-24

Added by Kirsty Labuschagne over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Start date:
05/03/2018
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100%

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Description

I am currently writing a systematic review looking at time-trends in the prevalence of mental health difficulties in young people (16-24) and I would like to include in my review the data that is presented from the Understanding Society study here https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/youngpeopleswellbeing2017.

Though I have been able to find the prevalence rates overall and by gender for each year, I have not been able to find the number of 16-24 year old people who participated at each time point. I would like to have this data for both males and females so that I can do further analysis for my review. I have looked at the technical reports and though they provide this information every two years, I am looking for yearly information. Is this something that you are able to provide me with?

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

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Dear Kirsty,

Understanding Society is a longitudinal study where the fieldwork for each wave takes two years. The data from the link you provided which states it is from 2012/2013 is from Wave 4, 2013/2014, Wave 5 and 2014/2015, Wave 6.

We do not ask every question at each wave, as some questions are part of a module which appears every two or three years (or sometimes less often). You can see which questions were asked at each wave by looking at the questionnaires here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/questionnaires and which modules appear in each wave here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/long-term-content-plan

You can look at each year of a particular wave separately, but if the question had not been asked in every wave you would have a smaller sample size.

To create the tables of responses by age and sex that you require, please download the data as described here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/access-data

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 2 years ago

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