BC COVID-19 SPEAK (Survey on Population Experience, Actions, and Knowledge) Survey
BC Centre for Disease Control
Dr. Jat Sandhu , Dr. Reka Gustafson
Study Sample and Design:
Almost 400,000 British Columbians responded to the BC COVID-19 SPEAK Survey between May 12 to May 31, 2020.
The survey asked BC residents about their experiences, knowledge and actions early in the COVID-19 pandemic, including risk perception and impacts of COVID-19 such as social, economic, physical health, mental wellness and community resiliency.
In Wave 1 of the survey, 46.4% of respondents in BC reported their mental health has worsened compared to before the pandemic. More specifically, 51.9% of those who identify as female, and 40.3% of those who identify as male, reported that their mental health worsened. Additionally, 54.2% of individuals ages 18-29 reported worsened mental health, compared to only 29.0% of individuals ages 80 and older. Individuals who made less than $20,000 per year had the highest reporting rate of worsened mental health at 49.1%, compared to those who made more than $20,000 per year. While round two data is still being analyzed, preliminary findings point to continued significant deterioration in mental health and protective resilience factors among individuals in BC.
Existing and Forthcoming Publications and Outputs:
Round two of the dashboard will be released in August. http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/data-reports/bc-covid-19-speak-dashboard
Contact for Updates:
Dr. Jat Sandhu at firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Last Updated:
July 29, 2021
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