Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home with symptoms consistent with a mood and/or anxiety disorder in the past 12 months, by sex, Canada, 2012
012345678FemalesMalesSexPercentage (%)Females: 6.6%Males: 4.6%Total population: 5.7%Legend
Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home with symptoms consistent with a mood and/or anxiety disorder in the past 12 months, by sex, Canada, 2012
SexPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population5.74.8 - 6.6
Females6.65.2 - 8.1
Males4.63.3 - 5.8

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health 2012

Measure Description

DefinitionEstimated percentage (%) of adults aged 18 years and over (living with children under the age of 18) with symptoms, in the past year, of a mood (major depressive episode, bipolar I or II, hypomania) and/or anxiety disorder (met the WHO-CIDI criteria for lifetime Generalized Anxiety Disorder; had an episode of generalized anxiety lasting at least 6 months in the past 12 months; and clinically significant distress/ impairment in social/occupational/ other functioning areas)
Data SourceCCHS - Mental Health (2012)
Data AvailableSex, 10-year age group, 5-level highest education attained, Household income quintile, Province, Population centre/rural area, Immigration status, Indigenous status, Ethnic group
Estimate CalculationNumerator (weighted estimate): Number of adults aged 18 years and older who live with children aged 0-17 years who have symptoms of a mood/anxiety disorder in the past 12 months; Denominator: Number of adults aged 18 years and older, living with children under the age of 18 years


Suggested Citation

Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research, Public Health Agency of Canada. Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework (CMSIF) Data Tool, 2020 Edition. Public Health Infobase. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada, 2020.

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