Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework

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Notes:

Note: As a result of changes in the survey methodology, estimates previously reported from the CCHS-MH 2012 cannot be compared to the estimates presented here from the CCHS 2019.
Data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic will be included in the next edition of the PMHSIF. In the meantime, the PMHSIF Publications section lists surveillance products using alternate Canadian data sources to report on self-rated mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Canadian Community Health Survey 2019
Population: 18+ years

ECells highlighted in yellow should be interpreted with caution.
FCells highlighted in red indicate where estimates are unstable or unreleasable.
Cells are empty when data are missing.

Measure Description
Definition Percentage of population aged 18 years and older who report that their mental health is “very good” or “excellent”.
Data Available Sex, age groups, highest level of education, household income quintile, province/territory, population centre/rural area residence, immigrant status, and ethnicity.
Estimate Calculation Numerator: Number of adults 18+ who report their mental health as being "very good" or "excellent";
Denominator: Total population, aged 18+
Additional Remarks A high percentage can be interpreted as a positive result

Suggested Citation :

Adults: Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research (2022). Positive Mental Health Indicator Framework Quick Statistics, adults (18 years of age and older), Canada, 2022 Edition. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada.
Youth: Public Health Agency of Canada, Centre for Surveillance and Applied Research (2022). Positive Mental Health Indicator Framework Quick Statistics, youth (12 to 17 years of age), Canada, 2022 Edition. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada.

Date modified:
2022-03-10