Table 2

Auto-correlation of measures of mental health and religious attendance across mid-life (n=2125)

General Health QuestionnaireAge 53Age 60–64Age 68–69
Age 531 (n=2902)
Age 60–640.46 (n=2039)1 (n=2190)
Age 68–690.40 (n=1970)0.54 (n=1829)1 (n=2125)
Religious attendance Age 43 Age 60–64 Age 68–69
Age 431 (n=3246)
Age 60–640.62 (n=2281)1 (n=2446)
Age 68–690.59 (n=2178)0.74 (n=2049)1 (n=2395)
  • Values represent Pearson’s correlation coefficient, r: p<0.0001 for all correlations.