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The OPCS/ONS Surveys of Psychiatric Morbidity in Great Britain aim to provide up-to-date information about the prevalence of psychiatric problems among people in Great Britain, as well as their associated social disabilities and use of services.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of respondents and their households and psychiatric diagnoses.

Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of respondents and their households, neurotic symptoms, psychiatric diagnoses, physical illnesses, economic activity, financial circumstances, difficulties with activities of daily living, experience of recent stressful life events, extent of social support from family and friends, participation in leisure activities, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and problems, drug use, dependence.

Great Britain, absenteeism, accidents, administration, adult education institutions, adults, age, aggressiveness, alcohol consumption, alcoholic drinks, alcoholism, amphetamines, anger, anxiety, anxiety disorders, apartments, arrest, assault, attendance, attitudes, bedrooms, behavioural disorders, building maintenance, cancer, cannabis, cardiovascular diseases, care in the community, care of dependants, careers guidance, chronic illness, clubs, cocaine, concentration, contraceptive devices, cooperation, counselling, counsellors, courts, cultural events, day centres, death, decision making, depression, diet and nutrition, digestive system disorders, disabilities, disabled facilities, diseases, dismissal, doctor-patient relationship, domestic responsibilities, drinking offences, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug side-effects, drug-psychotherapy combination treatment, drugs, economic activity, ecstasy (drug), educational background, emotional disturbances, emotional states, employees, employment, employment history, employment services, endocrine disorders, entertainment, epilepsy, ethnic groups, everyday life, expectation, families, family environment, family life, family members
Identifier Variables
Country, HA
Economic/Subject Categories
Mental Health
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Disease Area
Mental health
Data Available
Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Office of Population Censuses and Surveys
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

Adults aged 16-64 years living in private households in Great Britain. Weighted sample size, 10108

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access