Students in grades 6 to 12 who report having felt nervous, anxious or on edge or having been unable to stop or control worrying almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities in the last 12 months (symptoms of anxiety)

Table

Unit %

Academic Year 2021-2022 Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Year 2015-2016
Province
New Brunswick
47.8
37.7
32.6
Health zones
Zone 1 - Moncton and South-East Area
46.6
37.5
31.4
Zone 2 - Fundy Shore and Saint John Area
50.1
39.0
34.6
Zone 3 - Fredericton and River Valley Area
48.9
38.3
33.6
Zone 4 - Madawaska and North-West Area
44.1
31.5
27.5
Zone 5 - Restigouche Area
47.7
37.9
33.4
Zone 6 - Bathurst and Acadian Peninsula Area
44.7
37.8
29.9
Zone 7 - Miramichi Area
48.1
37.6
36.3
Communities
Bathurst, Beresford, Petit-Rocher Area
47.3
39.1
31.0
Bouctouche, Richibucto, Saint-Antoine Area
44.7
39.2
33.0
Campbellton, Atholville, Tide Head Area
47.8
36.0
30.2
Caraquet, Paquetville, Bertrand Area
38.3
40.9
25.4
Dalhousie, Balmoral, Belledune Area
47.5
40.6
36.5
Dieppe and Memramcook
41.5
33.3
26.6
Douglas, Saint Marys, Doaktown Area
47.2
35.0
33.7
Edmundston, Rivière-Verte, Lac Baker Area
43.5
33.0
27.5
Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock, Wakefield Area
48.4
33.8
32.1
Fredericton
46.5
39.4
31.4
Grand Bay-Westfield, Westfield, Greenwich Area
51.4
29.3
23.3
Grand Falls, Saint-Léonard, Drummond Area
45.0
32.5
26.4
Hillsborough, Riverside-Albert, Alma Area
60.0
39.3
25.4
Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Grimmer
44.5
23.9
30.2
Minto, Chipman, Cambridge-Narrows Area
50.1
37.4
36.1
Miramichi, Rogersville, Blackville Area
47.7
37.7
36.4
Moncton
46.9
36.5
32.0
Nackawic, McAdam, Canterbury Area
56.1
38.3
32.1
Neguac, Alnwick, Esgenoopetitj Area
51.7
36.4
34.7
New Maryland, Kingsclear, Lincoln Area
42.7
34.8
28.5
Oromocto, Gagetown, Fredericton Junction Area
53.7
43.6
41.0
Perth-Andover, Plaster Rock, Tobique Area
56.9
31.9
31.1
Quispamsis, Rothesay, Hampton Area
47.9
35.9
31.3
Riverview and Coverdale
51.1
41.3
33.5
Sackville, Dorchester, Port Elgin Area
50.6
38.6
29.6
Saint John, Simonds and Musquash
51.0
41.6
38.1
Salisbury and Petitcodiac
48.6
41.3
34.4
Shediac, Beaubassin East and Cap-Pelé
43.5
38.2
30.2
Shippagan, Lamèque, Inkerman Area
42.1
35.6
28.0
St. George, Grand Manan, Blacks Harbour Area
49.8
44.8
35.3
St. Stephen, Saint Andrews, Campobello Island Area
49.6
36.4
32.6
Sussex, Norton, Sussex Corner Area
52.3
38.9
31.8
Tracadie and Saint-Isidore
45.4
34.3
32.6
School districts
Anglophone East School District
49.5
38.4
32.9
Anglophone North School District
51.3
41.9
36.6
Anglophone South School District
50.3
39.4
34.8
Anglophone West School District
49.6
38.2
33.3
Anglophone sector
50.0
39.1
34.1
District scolaire francophone Nord-Est
43.1
35.8
29.2
District scolaire francophone Nord-Ouest
43.6
31.1
27.3
District scolaire francophone Sud
41.4
34.7
29.2
Francophone sector
42.3
34.4
28.8
Grades
Grades 6 to 8
41.9
29.8
23.9
Grades 9 to 12
52.1
43.2
38.5
Gender
Woman/Girl
58.7
n/a
n/a
Man/Boy
33.2
n/a
n/a
Non-binary
79.8
n/a
n/a
Sex at birth
Female
61.4
48.6
n/a
Male
33.1
26.4
n/a
Sexual orientation
Sexual minority people
n/a
n/a
n/a
Heterosexual people
n/a
n/a
n/a
Indigenous identity
Indigenous
57.2
44.5
42.4
Non-Indigenous
47.2
37.3
32.1
Immigrant
Immigrants
41.5
33.5
n/a
Non-immigrants
48.5
38.1
n/a
Special needs
Has a special need
66.2
n/a
n/a
No special need
37.8
n/a
n/a
n/a = Not applicable / not available
S = Data was suppressed due to low respondent counts

About

This indicator is the percentage of students in grades 6 to 12 who report having felt nervous, anxious or on edge or having been unable to stop or control worrying almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities in the last 12 months (symptoms of anxiety).

Source

New Brunswick Health Council, New Brunswick Student Wellness Survey - Grades 6-12

Calculations

This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of respondents who answered "yes" by the number of respondents who answered "yes or no" to the question: During the last 12 months, did you ever feel nervous, anxious or on edge or you were unable to stop or control worrying almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?

Unit

%

Interpretation

Lower is better

NBHC code

SH_ANX01_1