Prevalence of health and socio-demographic factors among off-reserve First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults, aged 18 to 25, by Aboriginal group, Canada, 2012
|Off-reserve First Nations||Métis||Inuit|
|Self-reported-physician-diagnosed mood and/or anxiety disorders||21.2||19.1||10.5|
|Drug use (prescription or street drugs for recreation use)||25.1||23.9||17.8|
|Heavy, frequent drinking (five or more drinks per occasion at least once a week)||12.7||10.6||12.1|
|High self-worth (no feelings of low worthlessness in past month)||81.4||84.6||75.7|
|Hopelessness (having had feelings of hopelessness all or most of the time in past month)||4.0Note E: Use with caution||3.2Note E: Use with caution||Note F: too unreliable to be published|
|High social support||90.4||94.4||91.9|
|Strong extended family ties||65.2||69.3||62.8|
|Perceived bullying problem in school||46.9||45.7||52.5|
|Perceived racism problem in school||25.5||23.6||23.3|
|Personal/parent/grandparent history of residential school attendance|
|Don't know/refusal/not stated||25.5||27.2||32.6|
|Currently attending school|
|Attending high school or high school equivalency||10.8||7.4||15.6|
|Attending post-secondary institution||23.4||24.3||8.4Note E: Use with caution|
|E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
Notes: Parental/family involvement defined here as having had homework checked by or received help with homework from parents or other family members, at the time of the survey among respondents in school, or otherwise during their last year of school. Please see the Methods section for more details.
High social support was defined as having family alone or also non-relatives to turn to in times of need. Having no one to turn to or only non-relatives was characterized as not having high social support.
Strong extended family ties was defined as having reported strength of ties of 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 among family members living in their city, town or community but in another household.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Aboriginal Peoples Survey, 2012; Canadian Community Health Survey – Mental Health, 2012.
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