**Data sources and citation:** Canadian Community Health Survey 2000 and 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008, 2009 and 2010, 2011 and 2012, and 2013 and 2014, Statistics Canada, Share File, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

**Sample: **Residents 12 years and over in the KFL&A area.

**Released:** Sept. 2016

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## Figure 1. Frequency of self-perceived life stress, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014## Table 1. Frequency of self-perceived life stress, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% Confidence Interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 1In 2013 and 2014, KFL&A residents most frequently stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'a bit stressful', 40.4% (35.2, 45.9). |
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## Figure 2. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', KFL&A and Ontario
## Table 2. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% Confidence Interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 2In 2013 and 2014, 24.4% (20.1, 29.3) of KFL&A residents stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. In Ontario, the estimates in 2013 and 2014 is lower than 2003 and years prior, however, estimates have been stable in recent years. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario. |
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## Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful' by sex |
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## Figure 3. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, KFL&A## Table 3. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, KFL&A, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 3In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, there were no differences between males and females in the percentages that stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen. ## Figure 4. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, Ontario## Table 4. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 4In Ontario, overall, the percentage of females stating that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful' was slightly higher than males. |
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## Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful' by age group |
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## Figure 5. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 12 to 19, Ontario## Table 5. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 12 to 19, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 5In Ontario, in 2013 and 2014, 15.7% (14.1, 17.4) of those ages 12 to 19 stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. The estimates for KFL&A were too unstable to report.
## Figure 6. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Table 6. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Interpretation for Figure 6In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 29.7% (22.3, 38.2) of those ages 20 to 44 stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. In Ontario, the estimate in 2013 and 2014 is lower than 2003 and years prior, however, estimates have been stable in recent years. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario.
## Figure 7. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Table 7. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 7In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 29.8% (21.6, 39.7) of those ages 45 to 64 stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 8. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 65 and over, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Table 8. Self-perceived life stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', ages 65 and over, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Interpretation for Figure 8In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 9.7%* (6.5, 14.3) of those ages 65 and over stated that their self-perceived life stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen. *Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size |
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## Self-perceived work stress |
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## Figure 9. Frequency of self-perceived work stress, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014## Table 9. Frequency of self-perceived work stress, KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 9In 2013 and 2014, KFL&A residents most frequently stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'a bit stressful', 27.0% (21.7, 33.0). |
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## Figure 10. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Table 10. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', KFL&A and Ontario, 2013 and 2014, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 10In 2013 and 2014, 27.0% (21.7, 33.0) of KFL&A residents stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. In Ontario, the estimate in 2013 and 2014 is lower than 2003 and years prior, however, estimates have been stable in recent years. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario. |
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## Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful' by sex |
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## Figure 11. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, KFL&A*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Table 11. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, KFL&A, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 11In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, there were no differences between males or females in the percentages that stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 12. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, Ontario## Table 12. Self-perceived work stress as 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful', by sex, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 12In Ontario, overall, the percentage of females stating that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful' was slightly higher than males. There may be a slight decreasing trend in males. |
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## Figure 13. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 12 to 19, Ontario## Table 13. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 12 to 19, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 13In Ontario, in 2013 and 2014, 12.5% (10.4, 15.0) of those ages 12 to 19 stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. The estimates for KFL&A were too unstable to report.
## Figure 14. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Table 14. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 20 to 44, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Interpretation for Figure 14In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 28.6% (21.2, 37.4) of those ages 20 to 44 stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 15. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size
## Table 15. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 45 to 64, KFL&A and Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
*Use with caution due to high variability of estimate as a result of small sample size ## Interpretation for Figure 15In KFL&A, in 2013 and 2014, 29.5% (19.7, 41.7) of those ages 45 to 64 stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. There were no differences between KFL&A and Ontario and no trends over time were seen.
## Figure 16. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 65 and over, Ontario## Table 16. Self-perceived work stress as quite a bit or extremely stressful, ages 65 and over, Ontario, % (95% confidence interval)
## Interpretation for Figure 16In Ontario, in 2013 and 2014, 15.6% (13.0, 18.6) of those ages 65 and over stated that their self-perceived work stress was 'quite a bit' or 'extremely stressful'. No trends over time were seen. The estimates for KFL&A were too unstable to report. |

## Confidence intervals explained |

Researchers look at the "confidence levels" of percentages being compared to decide if there is a statistically significant difference between percentages. If the 95% confidence intervals of two estimates do not overlap, there is considered to be a significant difference between the estimates. A statistically significant difference means that: - the difference between two percentages is unlikely to have occurred by chance alone, and
- there is likely a true difference or change in the percentages.
In this report, 95% confidence intervals will accompany each percentage in all figures and tables. The true or actual percentage falls within the 95% confidence interval range 95 times out of 100. A wide confidence interval reflects a large amount of variability or imprecision. Usually, the larger the sample size, the narrower the confidence intervals. In tables, the 95% confidence intervals will be written with the percentage, followed by the 95% confidence interval range in brackets, e.g., 25.3% (12.3, 32.4). In figures, the 95% confidence interval are represented by error bars at the top of each bar (column). |