Table 1

Participant characteristics by survey year, unweighted frequency and weighted percentages

2012
(n = 1717)
2013
(n = 1727)
2014
(n = 1714)
2015
(n = 1736)
2016
(n = 1765)
Gender
    Female924 (51.3)926 (51.0)893 (50.9)919 (51.6)918 (51.4)
    Male793 (48.7)801 (49.0)821 (49.1)817 (48.4)847 (48.6)
Age, years: mean (s.d.)46.4 (19.1)45.9 (18.3)46.0 (18.8)46.4 (19.2)46.3 (19.0)
Age group
    16–24258 (14.6)289 (14.6)221 (14.4)242 (14.1)211 (13.6)
    25–44580 (34.8)568 (36.1)514 (36.2)528 (35.3)597 (35.5)
    45–64506 (31.3)486 (31.1)506 (30.6)488 (31.5)488 (31.7)
    65+373 (19.3)384 (18.3)473 (18.7)478 (19.0)469 (19.3)
Ethnicity
    Asian160 (9.7)127 (7.9)105 (6.6)120 (6.7)121 (7.0)
    Black67 (3.8)66 (3.7)69 (4.0)99 (5.3)83 (4.7)
    Other31 (1.8)44 (2.6)26 (1.6)39 (2.3)42 (2.6)
    White1449 (84.7)1474 (85.9)1507 (87.8)1472 (85.7)1507 (85.7)
Socioeconomic statusa
    AB292 (19.3)302 (20.5)353 (21.4)335 (22.2)271 (18.9)
    C1456 (31.0)445 (30.4)457 (29.2)432 (28.4)430 (30.6)
    C2368 (21.6)362 (20.8)333 (20.5)354 (20.4)371 (20.7)
    DE601 (28.1)618 (29.1)571 (29.0)615 (29.1)693 (29.8)
Familiar with mental health problems
    Self111 (6.4)120 (6.6)126 (7.4)124 (6.9)124 (7.4)
    Other926 (55.9)963 (57.9)953 (57.5)963 (58.1)1013 (61.1)
    None645 (37.7)610 (35.5)606 (35.1)632 (35.0)586 (31.5)
  • a. Category AB, professional/managerial occupations; C1, other non-manual occupations; C2, skilled manual occupations; and DE, semi-/unskilled manual occupations and people dependent on state benefits.