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Account:Health
Information:CCHS 2007-2014: Emotional Status and Preventative Behaviours
Selected Gender: Total
Selected Age Group: 12 plus
Data Source:Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Statistics Canada.
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Confidence intervals are 95%.

a Population aged 15 and over who reported perceiving that most days in their life were quite a bit or extremely stressful. Perceived life stress refers to the amount of stress in the person's life, on most days, as perceived by the person or, in the case of proxy response, by the person responding.

b Population aged 12 and over who reported having consulted with a medical doctor in the past 12 months. Medical doctor includes family or general practitioners as well as specialists such as surgeons, allergists, orthopaedists, gynaecologists or psychiatrists. For population aged 12 to 17, includes pediatricians. Only available for Manitoba for 2011-2012.

E denotes a high sampling variability associated with the estimate. The coefficient of variation for these estimates is equal to or falls between 16.6% and 33.3%. Please use with caution.

Self-Perceived Life Stress
How one rates the amount of stress in his/her life.
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)

The Canadian Community Health Survey is a cross-sectional survey that collects information related to health status, health care utilization and health determinants for the Canadian population. It is designed to answer two crucial questions:

1. How healthy are Canadians?

2. How healthy is the Canadian health care system?

The CCHS targets persons age 12 years and older living in private dwellings. Excluded from the sample are individuals living on Indian Reserves or Crown Lands, institutional residents, full time members of the Canadian Armed Forces and residents in certain remote areas.

Proxy Interview
In cases where the selected respondent was, for reasons of physical or mental health, incapable of completing an interview, another knowledgeable member of the household provided information about the selected respondent.
Confidence Interval

A confidence interval gives an estimated range of values which is likely to include an unknown population parameter, the estimated range being calculated from a given set of sample data.

If independent samples are taken repeatedly from the same population, and a confidence interval calculated for each sample, then a certain percentage (confidence level) of the intervals will include the unknown population parameter. A confidence level of 95% implies that 95% of all samples would give an interval that includes the population parameter.

The width of the confidence interval gives us some idea about how uncertain we are about the unknown parameter. A very wide interval may indicate that more data should be collected before anything very definite can be said about the parameter.
Confidence Level
The confidence level is the probability value (1-alpha) associated with a confidence interval.

It is often expressed as a percentage. For example, say alpha = 0.05 = 5%, then the confidence level is equal to (1-0.05) = 0.95, i.e. a 95% confidence level.

If independent samples are taken repeatedly from the same population, and a confidence interval calculated for each sample, then a certain percentage (confidence level) of the intervals will include the unknown population parameter. A confidence level of 95% implies that 95% of all samples would give an interval that includes the population parameter.

Example:
Suppose an opinion poll predicted that, if the election were held today, the Conservative party would win 60% of the vote. The pollster might attach a 95% confidence level to the interval 60% plus or minus 3%. That is, he thinks it very likely that the Conservative party would get between 57% and 63% of the total vote.

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  2007-2008 2009-2010 2011-2012 2013-2014
         
  Percent Percent Percent Percent

Emotional Status
Life satisfaction, satisfied or very satisfied90.7% (+/-) 0.4% 91.5% (+/-) 0.5% 91.8% (+/-) 0.5% 90.9% (+/-) 0.6%
Self perceived life stress, quite a lot (15+)a22.2% (+/-) 0.7% 24.0% (+/-) 0.7% 22.8% (+/-) 0.8% 22.9% (+/-) 0.8%
Sense of belonging to local community, somewhat strong or very strong66.4% (+/-) 0.8% 67.4% (+/-) 0.9% 67.5% (+/-) 0.9% 68.0% (+/-) 0.9%
 
Preventative Behaviours
Has a regular medical doctor90.8% (+/-) 0.4% 91.1% (+/-) 0.5% 91.1% (+/-) 0.5% 91.8% (+/-) 0.5%
Contact with a medical doctor in the past 12 monthsb81.4% (+/-) 0.6% 82.2% (+/-) 0.6% ..80.0% (+/-) 0.7%
Influenza immunization, less than one year ago36.7% (+/-) 0.7% 31.2% (+/-) 0.7% 32.0% (+/-) 0.8% 33.3% (+/-) 0.7%
Fruit and vegetable consumption, 5 times or more per day41.3% (+/-) 0.8% 43.2% (+/-) 0.9% 38.9% (+/-) 1.0% 38.7% (+/-) 0.9%

Notes:

Confidence intervals are 95%.

a Population aged 15 and over who reported perceiving that most days in their life were quite a bit or extremely stressful. Perceived life stress refers to the amount of stress in the person's life, on most days, as perceived by the person or, in the case of proxy response, by the person responding.

b Population aged 12 and over who reported having consulted with a medical doctor in the past 12 months. Medical doctor includes family or general practitioners as well as specialists such as surgeons, allergists, orthopaedists, gynaecologists or psychiatrists. For population aged 12 to 17, includes pediatricians. Only available for Manitoba for 2011-2012.

E denotes a high sampling variability associated with the estimate. The coefficient of variation for these estimates is equal to or falls between 16.6% and 33.3%. Please use with caution.

Source: Compiled by the Community Accounts Unit based on information from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), Statistics Canada.

Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Data last updated on August 21, 2017

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