Child Maltreatment Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home who report a high level of social support, by sex, Canada, 2012
0102030405060708090FemalesMalesSexPercentage (%)Females: 93.4%Males: 96.0%Total population: 94.6%Legend
Percentage (%) of adults with children under the age of 18 at home who report a high level of social support, by sex, Canada, 2012
SexPercentage (%)95% CI
Total population94.693.4 - 95.7
Females93.491.6 - 95.1
Males96.094.8 - 97.2

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) who report a high level of social support, measured as per the Social Provisions Scale (based on a 10-dimension scale (each with a response range 1-4, from "strongly disagree", "disagree", "agree", to "strongly agree"), for an overall score ranging 10-40). A score of 30+ is considered high perceived social support
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 and report high perceived social support; 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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