Definition: Estimated percentage of youth ages 12-17 who in the previous 12 months needed help for emotional or mental health problems, such as feeling sad, anxious, or nervous (e.g., in 2015-2016, 18.6% of California youth needed help for emotional or mental problems in the previous year).
Data Source: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, California Health Interview Survey (Mar. 2018).
Footnote: These estimates are based on a survey of the population and are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because the sample size was lower than 50, the estimate was less than 0.1%, or the data were suppressed by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. N/A means that data are not available. For more information about the California Health Interview Survey, see http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/chis.