Table 2

Changes in parent self-reported mental health since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

GenderAgePre-existing mental health conditionDisabilityUnemployed due to COVID-19Parent to a child
<4 years old
Parent to a child
5–11 years old
Parent to a child
12–17 years old
Parent with multiple children at homeFinancial concerns
35+ yearsYesNot yesYesNot yesYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNot yes
Worse mental health27415811670204742002724744230101173124150121153138136147127
  • Worse mental health combines slightly and significantly worse mental health. Differences in proportions within groups were tested with χ2 tests.

  • Due to small sample sizes, Indigenous origins and sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and queer or questioning) are not reported.

  • *p<.05

  • †p<0.001.