Prevalence of psychological distress: How do Australia and Canada compare?
Joanne C Enticott, Elizabeth Lin, Frances Shawyer, Grant Russell, Brett Inder, Scott Patten, Graham Meadows
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: In order to undertake this study, the first author was awarded an Overseas Scholar Fellowship from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (Grant/Award Number: 'Overseas Scholar Fellowship - 2014') which is supported by a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health. This Fellowship study was also supported by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which is funded by an annual grant from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). This paper uses unit record data from the Australian National Health Survey (NHS) in 2011-2012 and the National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing (NSMHWB) in 2007, which were both funded by the Australian Government and undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This paper also reports data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) on mental health in 2012, which was available using the Public Use Microdata File platform. The CCHS-mental health (2012) was funded by the Canadian Government and undertaken by Statistics Canada. The opinions, results and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the ABS, StatsCan and supporting and funding sources. No endorsement by ICES, the Ontario MOHLTC or the Australian Government is intended or should be inferred.