Canadian aboriginals mental health perception 2011-2014, by aboriginal identity

This statistic presents the percentage of aboriginals in Canada who perceived their mental health as very good, excellent, fair or poor from 2011 to 2014, by aboriginal identity. It was found that in the period from 2011 to 2014, around 59.5 percent of the Inuit population perceived their mental health as very good or excellent while 6.9 percent perceived their mental health as fair or poor.

Percentage of aboriginals in Canada who perceived their mental health as very good or excellent from 2011 to 2014, by aboriginal identity

Very good or excellentFair or poor
Non-Aboriginal identity population71.9%5.9%
Inuit**59.5%6.9%
Métis63.5%8.8%
First Nations*61.3%10.8%
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Source

Release date

December 2016

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2011 to 2014

Age group

12 years and older

Supplementary notes

* The terms "First Nations" and "North American Indian" can be interchanged. The term "First Nations" refers to the First Nations population living off reserve.


** Use with caution
Respondents who reported perceiving their own mental health status as being excellent or very good or fair or poor, depending on the indicator. Perceived mental health refers to the perception of a person's mental health in general. Perceived mental health provides a general indication of the population suffering from some form of mental disorder, mental or emotional problems, or distress, not necessarily reflected in perceived health.

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