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Table 4 Physical and mental health and well-being scores by cumulative number of LE/s

From: The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and well-being: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell health and well-being survey

Number of life eventsa Total frequency (n) Health outcome measuresa
SF-12 MCS SF-12 PCS WEMWBS
Mean (SD)
0 214 52.8 (9.1) 43.8 (14.2) 52.2 (8.1)
1 338 50.4 (11.0) 43.3 (13.8) 50.7 (9.2)
2 260 49.3 (11.9) 41.1 (15.3) 49.7 (10.3)
3 159 47.2 (12.8)* 41.3 (15.3) 46.7 (11.8)**,†
4 76 44.7 (14.3)* 38.8 (15.0) 45.9 (13.0)**,†
5 18 49.3 (11.4) 41.0 (15.9) 46.4 (14.8)
6 4 47.3 (8.9) 51.3 (9.1) 53.0 (7.6)
7 1 52.0 54.5 57.0
  1. * Significantly lower SF-12 MCS than 0 LE (p = 0.001)
  2. ** Significantly lower WEMWBS than 0 LE (p ≤ 0.001)
  3. Significantly lower WEMWBS than the occurrence of 1 LE (p < 0.05)
  4. aData collected at wave 3, 2011