Measure Description

Name % of population with a mental health problem who report being affected by negative opinions or unfair treatment, due to their mental health problem
Latest Data 21.0%
Definition Percentage of population being treated for an emotional or mental health problem who report being affected to a degree of at least 1.0 on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is “never been affected” and 10 means “severely affected” on the six-item Mental Health Experiences Module which is based on the Impact Scale of the Inventory of Stigmatizing Experiences.
Data Source Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) Mental Health, Statistics Canada.
Population Population 18 years and older reporting treatment for an emotional or mental health problem in the past 12 months.
Data Available Sex, age groups, household income quintile, province/territory, urban/rural residence, and immigrant status.
Methods Calculation Numerator: Number of adults 18+ being treated for an emotional or mental health problem who report being affected to a degree of at least 1.0, where 0 is “never been affected” and 10 means “severely affected” on any of the six items of the Mental Health Experiences Module; Denominator: Total population reporting treatment for an emotional or mental health problem in the past 12 months, aged 18+
Additional Notes A high percentage can be interpreted as a negative result.
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