7.7.5 Percentage of First Nations youth aged 12 to 17 years who were diagnosed with a mental health problem or disorder, by type of problem, Canada, 2015/2016

Anxiety Mood disorder Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Autism Spectrum Disorder FASD
Type of mental health problem 8.2 6.6 3.4 0.4 0.5

The youth survey covered First Nations youth 12-17 years old, and therefore represents a large proportion of the school-aged population living on reserve and in northern First Nations communities.

Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the First Nations Information Governance Centre, National Report of the First Nations Regional Health Survey Phase 3: Volume One, (Ottawa: 2018). 200 pages. Published in March 2018.

In 2015/2016, 8% of First Nations youth aged 12 to 17 years had been diagnosed with anxiety.

7% had been diagnosed with mood disorders and 3% with attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.