Definition: Percentage of youth ages 12-17 who reported needing help during the past year for emotional or mental health problems, such as feeling sad, anxious, or nervous (e.g., in 2013-2014, 20.8% of California youth ages 12-17 reported needing help during the past year for emotional or mental problems).
Data Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey (Dec. 2015).
Footnote: These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. LNE (Low Number Event) refers to data that have been suppressed because the sample size was lower than 50 or the estimate was less than 0.1%. N/A means that data are not available. For more information about the California Health Interview Survey and for detailed margins of error around specific data points, see http://www.chis.ucla.edu.