Self-rated happiness and interest in life for adolescents (age 12-17 years). The indicator is the percentage who report being usually “happy and interested in life”.
- Short name
- Happiness - adolescents
Good health and well-being
Statuses: [LogicalOutcomes: Recorded]United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Ensuring healthy lives ...
This indicator is recommended by the Government of Canada as part of its Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework, "which provides information on positive mental health outcomes and its associated risk and protective factors. Positive mental health is a state of well-being that allows us to feel, think, and act in ways that enhance our ability to enjoy life and deal with the challenges we face." It uses questions from the Canadian Community Health Survey, which can also be used in individual data collection, and is available in French and English.
A count of respondents who selected "excellent" or "very good" from the following options:
A count of respondents who answered the question
This indicator is comprised of one data element.
*Happy and interested in life *Somewhat happy *Somewhat unhappy *Very unhappy *So unhappy life not worthwhile
NOTE: In the data element, the values have been matched to the Omaha System (1=poor and 5=excellent). If using Statistics Canada population data, verify the values for each answer before making any comparisons (i.e., ensure that 1=poor and 5=excellent).
Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention. Positive Mental Health Surveillance Indicator Framework: 2016 Edition. Ottawa (ON): Public Health Agency of Canada; 2016. Accessed on August 16, 2017. http://infobase.phac-aspc.gc.ca/positive-mental-health/
Surveys and interviews
CCHS Mental Health
Health and well-being
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