4817.0.55.001 - Information Paper: Use of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale in ABS Health Surveys, Australia, 2007-08
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2012
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K10 GROUPINGS BY SINGLE SCORES
- 6.5% of people 18 years and over felt restless or fidgety most or all of the time. Of the people who answered they felt restless or fidgety at least a little of the time, 6.4% felt so restless that they could not sit still most or all of the time.
- 5.2% felt nervous most or all of the time in the past four weeks. Of the people who answered they felt nervous at least a little of the time, 2.8% felt so nervous that nothing could calm them down most or all of the time.
- 2.6% of Australian adults felt hopeless or worthless most or all of the time in the last four weeks.
- 4% of Australian adults felt depressed most or all of the time in the last four weeks, and 2.1% felt so sad most or all of the time that nothing could cheer them up.
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