10% of Pakistanis believe their mental health is worse than their physical health

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10% of Pakistanis believe their mental health is worse than their physical health

Islamabad,  09 January, 2020

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 10% of Pakistanis believe their mental health is worse than their physical health.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “How is your mental health compared to your physical health?” In response, 10% said their mental health is worse than their physical health, 39% said their mental health is better than their physical health and 50% said their mental health is the same as their physical health. 1% did not know or wish to respond.

     Urban-Rural Breakdown:

Out of the total respondents that belonged to rural Pakistan, 12% said that their mental health is worse than their physical health, 39% say it is better and 48% say that their mental health is the same as their physical health. Out of all the respondents from urban Pakistan, 7% said their mental health is worse than their physical health, 39% said their mental health is better and a higher 53% say their mental health is the same as their physical health.

     Gender Breakdown:

Out of the total males that responded, 13% say their mental health is worse than their physical health, 39% say it is better and 47% say it is the same. Out of the females that answered, only 5% say their mental health is worse, 38% say it is better than their physical health and 56% say it is the same.

 

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