Canadians 12 to 19 Years of Age Who Consulted a Health Professional* by Socioeconomic Status, 2009-10

In 2009-2010, the proportion of the population aged 12 to 19 years who consulted a health professional (family doctor, general practitioner, paediatrician) was lower among those who came from households with low educational attainment (63%); and immigrant youth (66%) and the same for visible minority youth (68%) compared to the Canadian average (68%). However the differences in physician use across socioeconomic gradients was very modest.

Survey data do not include First Nations children living on reserve. This may result in undercounting of children with inequities in access in some provinces/territories.