Table 1:

Trends in prevalence of sociodemographic characteristics over time in Ontario, Canada, 2002–2014*

CharacteristicCCHS mental health surveysCCHS annual surveys
2002
n = 12 376
2012
n = 5083
2003–2005
n = 79 993
2007–2010
n = 82 203
2011–2014
n = 80 435
%%Std. diff.%%Std. diff.%Std. diff.
Age, yr, mean43.745.50.0942.543.30.0544.30.10
Age group, yr
 12–2416.316.20.00421.020.20.0219.70.03
 25–6468.866.90.0464.764.80.00163.70.02
 ≥ 6514.916.90.0614.315.00.0216.60.06
Sex, male49.048.90.00249.149.10.00248.90.004
Marital status
 Divorced or separated6.88.40.066.27.10.047.40.05
 Widowed5.24.80.024.84.70.0044.70.005
 Single, never married25.027.80.0630.130.00.0030.80.01
 Common-law or married63.059.00.0859.058.30.0157.10.04
Highest level of education
 High school graduation or less43.534.20.241.337.70.0837.90.08
 More than high school graduation56.565.80.258.762.30.0562.10.06
Annual household income, $
 Mean income70 659.581015.40.277 555.484 318.80.188 170.20.08
 < 30 00017.915.00.0315.815.10.0315.50.05
 30 000 to 59 99931.027.90.00727.625.30.0626.10.06
 ≥ 60 00051.157.10.256.659.70.0258.40.2
Living in urban area83.284.80.0485.885.20.0284.60.03
  • Note: CCHS = Canadian Community Health Survey, Std. diff. = standardized difference.

  • * Standardized differences were calculated to compare 2002 estimates with 2012 estimates and to compare 2007–2010 and 2011–2014 estimates with 2003–2005 estimates.

  • Sociodemographic characteristics were derived from the CCHS Mental Health and Well-being Cycle 1.2 (2002) and the CCHS – Mental Health (2012) surveys. Source: Data were derived from the Ontario components of Statistics Canada’s CCHS. Estimates were weighted by the survey sample weight.

  • Unless noted otherwise.