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HBSC Network publishes: Glasgow smiles better: an examination of adolescent mental well-being and the 'Glasgow effect'.

The existence of a negative 'Glasgow effect' on health is much disputed. Recent studies have shown an effect over and above that of poverty. The proportions of pupils in Glasgow that reported being very happy, always confident and never left out were higher compared with pupils in the rest of Scotland, in addition to mean life satisfaction and health-related quality of life scores. Frequencies of mental health complaints and subjective health were not significantly different in Glasgow compared with the rest of Scotland. It is suggested that mental well-being is more prevalent in Glasgow compared with the rest of Scotland during adolescence.

K Levin

Public Health, 2012 pp 96

PubMed ID 22192383

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[05-07-2012 to 09-07-2012]

 


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