K10 GROUPINGS BY SINGLE SCORES
Datacube table 21 presents data for responses to individual K10 questions in the 2007-08 NHS (using the 1994 version of the K10). People who responded ‘none of the time’ to Q2 and Q5 were automatically coded in Q3 and Q6 to ‘none of the time’, which means that responses in this category include people who did not answer the question, as well as those who did. Table 21 has an additional column for Q3 and Q6, which only includes people who were actually asked questions 3 or 6 (i.e. did not answer ‘none of the time’ to Q2 and Q5).
A few of the key findings for responses to individual questions are summarised below:
- Around 11% of adults aged 18 years and over reported that they felt tired out for no good reason most or all of the time in the past four weeks (Q1). This question had more responses than any of the other K10 questions of most or all of the time, followed by feeling that everything was an effort (Q8) with 7.4%.
- 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.