Note: Low and high scores were determined by the 10th/90th percentile cutpoints (as appropriate).
Source: CICH graphic created using data adapted from the Survey of Young Canadians 2010/2011, Statistics Canada and the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth 2002/2003, Statistics Canada- custom runs.
Between 2002/03 and 2010/11 the proportion of children 0 to 2 years whose parents scored high on the family dysfunction* scale decreased.
The proportion was lower in both years for 3 to 5 year old children whose parents scored high on the family dysfunction scale, than for the 0 to 2 year olds, and remained relatively stable.
*The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY) and Survey of Young Canadians (SYC) measure family functioning by looking at how well a family works together – for example, how they solve problems, communicate, treat each other emotionally and assume their various roles.