Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study participants in phase 1 (focus groups) and phase 2 (inter-rater session)

Phase 1: focus group sessionsPhase 2: inter-rater sessions
Total n (%)3830
Sex (female)27 (71.1%)21 (70.0%)
Parents9 (23.7%)10 (33.3%)
Youth29 (76.3%)20 (66.7%)
Median age, IQR* (years)16.0 (3)14.5 (2)
Ethnicity
 Caucasian19 (50.0%)13 (43.3%)
 Visible minority†19 (50.0%)3 (10.0%)
 Aboriginal1 (3.33%)
 Refused to answer13 (43.3%)
Past mental health experiences‡
 Yes38 (100%)5 (16.7%)
 No12 (40.0%)
 Refused to answer13 (43.3%)
  • *IQR of participating youth’s age.

  • †A visible minority, as defined by Statistics Canada, are ‘persons, other than aboriginal peoples, who are non-Caucasian in race or non-white in colour’.43

  • ‡Participants were asked whether they have had lived mental health experiences, regardless of a clinical diagnosis.