Received: 12 March 2018
Accepted: 19 July 2018
First Online: 16 August 2018
: Lil Tonmyr, Margot E. Shields, Wendy E. Hovdestad are affiliated with the Public Health Agency of Canada. Ben Mathews is affiliated with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, School of Law, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Tracie O. Afifi is affiliated with the Department of Community Health Sciences, and the Department of Psychiatry, both at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
: Data for the CCHS - MH were collected on a voluntary basis by Statistics Canada under the provisions of the Statistics Act. CCHS - MH respondents consented to respond to the survey and were asked for permission to share the information they provided with Statistic Canada’s partners, which included the Public Health Agency of Canada. This article is based on data from the existing share file and thus the project did not undergo ethics review.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Wendy Hovdestad is an Associate Editor for BMC Public Health.
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