2011 - 2014 Mood and Anxiety Disorders Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information about mood and anxiety disorders among residents aged 12 and over living in Halton Region and Ontario.

Background

The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community”. Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental health disorders in Canada. Mood disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, mania or dysthymia. Anxiety disorders typically involve phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. Both mood and anxiety disorders can interfere with an individual’s overall health and everyday life. Care from a mental health professional and early recognition can improve the well-being of individuals affected by these disorders, allowing them to reach improved quality of life. For more information on programs and resources supporting positive mental health in Halton, visit Halton Region’s Mental Health webpage.

This health indicator report uses data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).

Key Findings

Mood Disorders

Trends Over Time

  • In 2013/14, 6%* of Halton residents aged 12 and over reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder. There were no statistically significant changes in Halton Region from 2003 to 2013/14.
  • From 2003 to 2013/14 the percentage of Ontario residents aged 12 and over who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder increased from 6% to 9% and this increase was statistically significant. There were no statistically significant differences when comparing Halton and Ontario.

Sex

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there was no statistically significant difference by sex in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Age

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by age in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Municipality

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Income

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by income in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Education

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there was no statistically significant difference by education in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with a mood disorder.

Anxiety Disorders

Trends Over Time

  • In 2013/14, 5%* of Halton residents aged 12 and over reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. There were no statistically significant changes in Halton Region from 2003 to 2013/14.
  • From 2003 to 2013/14 the percentage of Ontario residents aged 12 and over who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder increased from 4% to 8% and this increase was statistically significant. There were no statistically significant differences when comparing Halton and Ontario.

Sex

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there was no statistically significant difference by sex in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Age

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by age in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Municipality

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Income

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there were no statistically significant differences by income in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

Education

  • For 2011 to 2014 combined, there was no statistically significant difference by education in the percentage of Halton residents who reported having been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.