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Table 1 Distribution (%) of the sample and prevalence (%) of poor mental health by sex and year of the survey. Basque Country, Spain. 1997-2013

From: The impact of the Great Recession on mental health and its inequalities: the case of a Southern European region, 1997–2013

  1997 2002 2007 2013
column % Poor mental health (%) column % Poor mental health (%) column % Poor mental health (%) column % Poor mental health (%)
Men
  N = 1.283   N = 3.103   N = 2.616   N = 2.597  
Total 100.0 11.4 100.0 11.0 100.0 10.0 100.0 14.7
Years of age
 16–24 22.2 6.6 18.0 8.5 13.6 7.6 11.7 10.9
 25–34 21.3 9.8 26.2 10.1 25.3 8.7 20.8 10.8
 35–44 23.3 12.9 21.3 10.2 23.2 9.2 25.6 16.2
 45–54 18.2 13.2 19.0 13.9 18.4 12.7 23.2 18.5
 55–65 15.0 16.5 15.6 12.9 19.4 11.9 18.6 14.6
Working status
 Employed 65.5 9.8 75.5 10.6 76.9 9.0 65.7 12.5
 Unemployed 9.9 21.3 5.6 15.9 4.2 16.3 16.7 23.6
 Homemaker . . . . . . . .
 Student 14.5 7.5 11.4 6.3 9.4 6.1 9.5 10.7
 Retired, others 10.2 18.4 7.5 18.3 9.5 19.4 8.1 19.0
Social class
 I 11.3 11.5 10.7 6.6 11.6 8.2 13.2 8.6
 II 11.8 8.6 11.2 10.5 11.1 11.1 9.2 12.2
 III 24.1 9.5 28.5 11.8 26.4 11.2 19.7 14.4
 IV 42.5 12.0 40.2 10.7 41.6 8.3 48.3 15.5
 V 10.3 16.7 9.3 15.4 9.2 15.4 9.7 22.1
Women
  N = 1.645   N = 3.301   N = 2.855   N = 2.831  
Total 100.0 16.7 100.0 16.3 100.0 18.2 100.0 22.0
Years of age
 16–24 20.9 13.4 17.1 14.5 13.4 16.0 11.4 19.9
 25–34 20.9 14.2 22.7 15.6 22.2 16.0 20.2 20.7
 35–44 24.4 14.9 24.1 14.9 25.0 16.0 24.6 22.3
 45–54 18.1 20.6 20.3 16.6 20.2 21.0 24.0 20.9
 55–65 15.7 22.5 15.7 21.2 19.1 22.6 19.8 25.8
Working status
 Employed 34.5 14.5 46.9 15.1 57.2 16.4 55.1 18.8
 Unemployed 11.4 18.1 6.3 15.7 5.2 20.0 13.0 31.4
 Homemaker 38.7 18.5 31.4 17.7 22.8 22.6 17.4 25.9
 Student 13.6 12.7 12.7 14.7 10.0 13.6 9.6 19.7
 Retired, others 1.7 39.4 2.6 30.7 4.8 27.6 4.9 25.1
Social class
 I 11.0 10.9 11.4 12.1 10.3 12.1 12.6 18.8
 II 10.2 15.4 11.2 14.4 12.1 15.4 10.6 15.5
 III 25.7 13.5 31.5 16.1 28.8 17.2 26.5 20.2
 IV 42.8 18.3 34.1 17.1 36.4 20.1 34.2 24.5
 V 10.4 25.0 11.8 20.4 12.4 23.4 16.1 26.8