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Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Prevalence of Mental Health Problems


This is the Prevalence of mental health problems JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Disease and Ill Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Hospitalised prevalence of mental health conditions is higher than is average for England, but not as high as the NorthWest;
  • Since 2001 local measurement of those scoring above the GHQ12 threshold (possible mental health problems) has increased. This increase has been recent;
  • There is a gradient across deprivation quintiles, and the Asian Pakistani and Other ethnicities have the highest rates locally;
  • In Bolton, being dsiabled or LGB incraeses significantly the risk of mental health problems;
  • In some areas of Bolton hospitalisation for mental health problems can be 290% higher than the England average.

Information Type

JSNA Indicator Sheet

Geographical Level


Population Level



Public Health Intelligence Team, NHS Bolton


JSNA Indicator Sheet, Mental Health,


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