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Summary 

The SAMHI is a composite annual measure of population mental health for each Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) in England. The SAMHI combines data on mental health from multiple sources (NHS-Mental health-related hospital attendances, Prescribing data – Antidepressants, QOF - depression, and DWP - Incapacity benefit and Employment support allowance for mental illness) into a single index.


Technical description 

Each indicator was individually standardised by rescaling data to have a mean of 0 and a standard deviation of 1 (z-scores). Maximum likelihood factor analysis is used as a method for combining indicators (by finding appropriate weights) into a single score based on the inter-correlations between all the indicators. 


About this dataset


Topics:
Licence:

UK Open Government Licence (OGL v3)

Author:
  • Konstantinos Daras
  • Benjamin Barr
Contact:

PLDR (info@pldr.org)

Geography:
  • LSOA
  • England