Canadian Community Health Survey - Mental Health (CCHS)

Perceived mental health of person, category

Perceived mental health refers to the perception of a person's mental health in general, either by the person themselves or, in the case of proxy response, by the person responding. 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 self-reported (physical) health.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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