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Self-rated mental health

Domain

Health

Subdomain

Healthy people

Indicator

Self-rated mental health

Note: This indicator is a headline indicator. Headline indicators are intended to provide a high-level assessment of overall quality of life in Canada.

Self-rated mental health data snapshot
Description - Self-rated mental health data snapshot

47.9% of the population reported excellent or very good mental health.

Self-rated mental health
  Excellent or very good mental health
Q2 2021 43.4%
Q3 2021 52.0%
Q4 2021 48.3%
Q1 2022 47.4%
Q2 2022 48.3%
Q3 2022 54.5%
Q4 2022 47.7%
Q1 2023 ..
Q2 2023 48.7%
Q3 2023 47.3%
Q4 2023 48.2%
Q1 2024 47.9%
.. Not available for this reference period

Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Social Survey, 2021-2024.


Definition

Proportion of the population by perceived mental health status.


Measurement

This indicator is measured in a number of Statistics Canada surveys, including the Canadian Social Survey (CSS), the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and others. The exact wording of this question varies slightly between some of these surveys.

For example, in the Canadian Social Survey (CSS) survey respondents are asked: 

In general, how is your mental health?

  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

In the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) respondents are asked:

In general, would you say your mental health is...?

  • Excellent
  • Very good
  • Good
  • Fair
  • Poor

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