Statistics and Indicators

Self-rated mental health - adults

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    Self-rated mental health, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2020

     

    In 2020, 52.0% of respondents to the ACT General Health Survey aged 18 years and over rated their mental health as excellent or very good. Females aged 18 years and over were significantly more likely to rate their mental health as fair/poor than males (23.8% vs 15.1%). Furthermore, respondents aged 65 years and over were significantly more likely to rate their mental health as excellent/very good (71.1%) than those aged 18-24 years (31.7%), 25-44 years (48.3%) and 45-64 years (52.5%).

    For the purpose of reporting the ACT General Health Survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different. 

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Persons includes male, female, other and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    The estimate for fair/poor self-rated mental health for those aged 65 years and over has a relative standard error between 25% to 50% and should be used with caution.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

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