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Inequalities in the mental health of adults before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: data tool

This interactive data tool shows inequalities in 4 mental health indicators:

It shows how these indicators differed by sociodemographic characteristics among adults in Canada before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tool uses data from:

You can look at specific inequalities by selecting a mental health indicator and a sociodemographic characteristic from the drop-down menus.

: Inequalities in by

Before the pandemic in 2019, 2.79% (95% CI: 2.46, 3.14) of females and 2.66% (95% CI: 2.31, 3.04) of males reported seriously contemplating suicide in the past 12 months.
During the pandemic in late 2020/early 2021, 3.34% (95% CI: 2.79, 3.98) of females and 3.07% (95% CI: 2.43, 3.83) of males reported seriously contemplating suicide since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Table: Inequalities in
  • E Results should be interpreted with caution due to high sampling variability (coefficients of variation between 15 and 35).
  • Abbreviations:
    • CCHS = Canadian Community Health Survey
    • CI = confidence interval
    • SCMH = Survey on COVID-19 and Mental Health

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