NOTE: this is not a function.
This is a continuous variable derived by Statistics Canada that assesses the level of depression of respondents who have identified that they have felt depressed or loss of interest within the last two weeks. This variable is scaled from 0 to 8, with 0 indicating a respondent has not felt depressed or loss of interest, and 8 representing the highest level of depression.
cchsflow variable name for derived depression scale.
The derivation of this variable is based on the work of Kessler & Mroczek from the University of Michigan. For more details on the items used and how the variable was derived click here.
This variable is present in every CCHS cycle used in cchsflow, and how it was derived remains consistent.